Originally Posted by Bimmer Loyalist
I think it's ridiculous how fast things are progressing. Just like the hp wars in the auto world, the pc world is undergoing a memory/cpu race. I think it's reasonable to just upgrade to a new system every four years. My current system's a bit old: 2Gig Ram, 2.8GHz single core, 6800GT. Yeah, it's really old.
Four years? You're mad. If you want to run the newest games at max setting you need to upgrade every year. My current PC is approaching that and I'm just waiting for the 9800 to drop so I can scoop one up. Maybe get a quad core and 2gigs more RAM as well. (I can just run CoD:4 at max settings @ 1920x1200)
Current specs: Core 2 Duo 6600, 2gigs of RAM (XMS, not that high latency shit), 8800 GTX (Ultra wasn't out when I built) think the PSU is 700w or so. Key tip, ALWAYS use a full tower case, mid-towers are way too cramped, I'm fairly sure my 8800 wouldn't fit in a mid tower it's so long.