Originally Posted by LaZeR
True and advice appreciated.
Actually I'm trying to save up for an i7 build but right now the roughly $1200 give or take is way beyond my budget. I recently went from the GF3 ti200
to the HD2600XT (+ aprox $65) which gave me a nice boost and ability to play DX10 games, nao I just see my memory config as the only bottleneck left in my current
sys. in order to max it out.
You could even stay focused on C2D which is still a powerful cpu, my E8500 and my E8400 handle games just fine.
On the ram, my brother runs an Athlon X2, 9800GTX with 2 GB ram and plays L4D just fine at 16x10. He's bailed both of us out often enough