Originally Posted by 455buick
Hi Shajbot and LBN,
As for the video card. I play a lot of Air combat games - Flight sims like MS CFS 1,2, & 3. Along with WWI Red Baron and Crimson sky. With the new Samsung monitor the resolution of 1680x1050 really slows things down some if all of the eye candy is used. I like really high quality and detail, so I know what I'm shooting at on the ground. I don't want to kill my guys! So that's why that question.
In the near future, I'll go with either a GX2 or 8800GTS... The X1950XTX will go on to folding, I hope. Also the 4400+ that is currently in my main rig, might go to a 4800+, and this 4400+ cpu to folding as well. So there you have it.
So I'm just looking for deals and thought I'd ask you guys...
Thanks for your input, :-)
Just an update.
My OCZ DDR2 ram arrived today. I'll be playing with getting that Conroe E6300 rig going tomorrow, Thursday 07/12. In between my "other" things to do, like mowing the lawn, cleaning out gutters, buying a used car, just the normal stuff....
I also won a 7950GX2 video card on eBay today. It was a "little" more than the original $220.00 I wanted to pay, but I'll take it. They are selling them on the web for $395.00 plus. So I'll also be setting up another gpu folding rig in the very near future. The X1950XTX I have in my main rig will be married to an ASUS motherboard, AMD64 3800+ and Crucial ram. The hard drive, case and power supply have yet to be purchased.... So many things to do... I hope to get the gpu rig going by month's end.
All of this will give me 15 folding rigs. Wow!!
I can't believe this "folding thing" started just 16 months ago with you guys and my lowly P4 3.2 rig. Which by the way is still going strong. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement over the past months.
BTW - I passed 700,000 points today. On to 800,000....
Take care and Fold On!!! :-)