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    posted a message on WoW - SLI - Quad core?
    Quote from Moon Witch »

    Yeah, but I am stuck with a socket 754, DDR1, AGP.. you get the point. Basically, I am running a dinosaur. If I get a new CPU/mobo, PCIe will be on the mobo, as well DDR2 (or 3 even). And since my psu will most likely not suffice, (550W) I'd need to upgrade that too. So I may as well get a new case and hand this pc to mom. lol

    All I want is to not have FPS drops in the OUtlands :( Gah... I am so happy to finally get 60, but the FPS drops annoy the hell out of me. Though I would have less issues if I added just 512MB more ram (I run out fairly fast, since I usually have Opera or FIrefox open while in WoW)


    550W not being sufficient? err yea... I'm running an overclocked quad-core processer (Q6600 @ 3.3 GHz), 4GB RAM, and a GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB, along with 4 SATA hard drives, and my 500W PSU manages it very nicely. I was capped at 60 fps constantly through WoW at max graphics settings until I upgraded monitor (the 1280x1024 to 1920x1200 transition kinda murdered my fps in Shatt... damn glowing epics), a few small tweaks later and I'm back at 60 the whole time.

    As for SLi, unless you play on a 26" monitor or higher, or really hate not having overkill amounts of anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering, it's not really needed. Personally I'd rather buy one card that is a real powerhouse, and maybe upgrade to an SLi configuration in the future when I find that games start to outgrow it in a couple of years, but I'd probably just buy a whole new card. It's just not financially viable to buy 2 video cards instead of 1 better one (unless of course you're loaded and are getting 3 GeForce 8800 Ultras)
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    posted a message on Buying new monitor - suggestions?
    I'm using a 24" Iiyama ProLite B2403WS, and absolutely love it! Picked it up for ?450ish plus postage, has a VGA and HDMI input that you can swap between with a button on the front (and comes with a HDMI -> DVI cable), absolutely love it, and you can't beat 1920x1200, or the ability to run my ps3 and xb360 in full 1080p mode :)
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