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Get NWN2 and you will see your computer lag big time. Thats the game that I bench everything on now.
    
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i wasn't trying to insult your computer. i'm the kind of idiot that specifically gets the most demanding games i can, just to see how well my hardware runs it.

it seems to me like a lot of the latest demanding games were coded badly from the start anyway. STALKER is a pile of garbage, a lot of people seem to agree that DiRT is a lot more demanding than it should be. Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Rainbow 6 Vegas are typical Ubisoft 360 ports - just awful.

HL2 and CoD2 are both shining examples of how smoothly a PC game can run when it's coded well imo. even FEAR is a good example, despite its lack of widescreen support.

it just seems like us PC gamers are getting more and more console ports, and our hardware requirements have gone through the roof. i sure hope Crysis is coded well.
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HL2 and CoD2 are both shining examples of how smoothly a PC game can run when it's coded well imo. even FEAR is a good example, despite its lack of widescreen support.
I seen someone running HL2 on a voodoo5 and it was hitting 60fps. Granted it was probably running in dx7 but damn that card is 7 years old.
    
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I would go with a 8600 GT personally, because of DX10 and they are great overclockers.
    
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Thanks everyone, and rep+ to you all.

I am going to get the 8600GTS, if I decide to go through with the build, that is.
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post #26 of 43
Heck i run hl2 and cs:source on turion 64 2.2 and a ati x200 with nearly everything on high. mrb is right if a game is coded right it can look pretty and not be super demanding they rush thru the coding of most games to get them out.
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post #27 of 43
Yea well bring an 8600 to me i will pwn it with my 8800gts and with my 7900gs sli! so i dont want to hear anymore 8600 nonsens.. Crap i would rather have a geforce2 than an 8600!
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Yea well bring an 8600 to me i will pwn it with my 8800gts and with my 7900gs sli! so i dont want to hear anymore 8600 nonsens.. Crap i would rather have a geforce2 than an 8600!


My 8800GTS ended up being worth nothing more than bragging rights so I sold it.
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My 8800GTS ended up being worth nothing more than bragging rights so I sold it.
What is that supposed to mean?
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post #30 of 43
It was complete overkill even for Oblivion on max settings, and there was absolutely no reason to keep it other than to say I had an 8800GTS. Since I sold it for what I paid there was no financial loss. I certainly will be satisfied seeing everyone lose $100 on resale value when the next refresh comes out, I'll pick up the next high-end and have a spare card out of the whole deal at the same cost with absolutely no effect on my gaming. I truly didn't feel like I got my money's worth on the purchase, and I needed cash so away it went.
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