Originally Posted by Heavy MG
The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is 6 years old? Impressive that you ran Crysis 2 on high with that system. I dunno if i should get a Nvidia or AMD graphics card now,or see if i can wait until at least next November.
The only prices out so far is $700. I assume that is for the 8 core CPU+motherboard+ram.
My apologies. About 4-5 years but I was running a 5600+ and made the mistake. The 6000+ is a hand me down. I think I had it since about early 2007. Yea, averaged about 48fps(fraps) in Crysis 2 with a 216 cores Evga260gtx on Very High settings (those are medium in the game actually because the names of the settings are wacky; high->very high->extreme). I'm surprised what this processor still does so when I see people complaining about performance with their T1055 and so on you have to forgive me when I get puzzled a bit by that. I have a set time for when I build a computer instead of doing what some do and when a game like metro 2033 comes along and woops my ass I don't dish out a grand on a new processor and vid card. Some games also have ****ty programming and optimization, like splinter cell convictions where I get 15fps on medium settings for some reason but run Crysis 2 almost on full...makes no sense. Either way, I was going to be getting the T1100 but because June is around the corner why not wait right? I wasn't going to buy an Intel anyway, not that I have anything against them.
$700 is extremely reasonable if that includes the mobo and ram. I piece things separately however. I find $250 - $350 for the processor a sweet spot meaning I might have to settle for the FX6 line potentially. All I do is game, music production, and internet so I will be fine. If the 8 core is below $450 then I will get that. However for something new as the BD I wouldn't be surprised with a $700 price tag on it alone.
ATI is so strong in the video cards now. Nvidia always was also. When I make a choice I really go on what I can afford. Evga always has such low prices at my local E-stores for the Oced version that I rarely even have to contemplate what to get. Like a GTX570 OC evga for $300 after rebate right now that is really itching me but I need a new system, this ram and computer will bottleneck. I would maybe wait a little longer till you know what you want.Edited by love9sick - 4/12/11 at 11:10pm