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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
If he could find a cheap DDR2 based socket 775 mobo that would allow him to use his Q6600 and RAM, and would allow him to overclock to 3.2GHz+ that would also be a nice bargain. Instead of bying new motherboard, CPU and mem.
He could, but investing in more old tech seems pointless considering the performance and price point of SB right now. He has a 480, so why not bring the rest of his system up to par if he can afford it?
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Lol I can't afford it but I've done it anyway. Just bought: "Intel Core i5 2500K, Asus P8P67 PRO, 4gb PC-12800 DDR3". I am a poor student, I can't afford this. But I have put up a number of things to sell on ebay to cover the costs, provided they sell! Lets hope they do.

It seems I am as impulsive at buying as I am at overclocking. Lets hope I don't fry my bank account in the same way I fried my mobo...

Anyway though, I am in total agreement with Booty Warrior, in that I simply can't waste the raw power of my GPU, even if it costs me an arm and a leg. Well hopefully not an arm, need that for playing.

But yeah, if I had been a more patient man, I would have gone with the cheaper option to get gaming again.

I am indeed looking forward to seeing what my new system is going to be able to do. Metro 2033 already played at max settings with my pre-OCed old system, but games like CODBO, JC2, Mafia II, they all stuttered, some worse than others, and in some areas worse than others, especially when playing in 3D.


Ohhhh my ultimate dream is to play seamlessly JC2 in 3D without any lag whatsoever. I can't begin to describe the joy that would give me! Lets hope THIS works! It has cost me enough!

I don't know which of you have tried 3D, or what your views are on this controversial subject, but to me, it has SERIOUSLY reignited my love of games. At 25, and in fact, for a few years now, games haven't had the same zest they used to have. I suppose as I got older, I found it harder to immerse myself in things I knew were not real. But having them in 3D, its as if my brain is fooled into thinking they are real, and the beauty of all the games I have has suddenly blown up in my face. 3D adds the depth perception required to truly comprehend the graphics of games, imho. Just Cause 2: I always knew it was massive, but I couldn't appreciate it at all. It was just an abstract notion of hugeness. but now I can FEEL it. Standing atop a building and looking down, WOW, its terrifying, and awesome. Seeing the mountains in the distance, now they REALLY ARE in the distance and it is so humbling and feels so endless and glorious. Freefalling always seemed too slow because I couldn't judge the height. Now for sure I know they got the terminal velocity just right.

I really hope I can play JC2 especially, at max, without any lag.

If it doesn't, I am overclocking. I don't care. But of course, this time, I will get help and learn what I am doing first....
Edited by kaii - 1/30/11 at 8:29am
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