I need to get out more.
The Nvidia GeForce 9600 performs almost exactly equal with the GeForce 8800, costs about 30% less, uses about 30% less power and produces much much less noise and heat. It'll run absolutely every game on the market today at max, with the possible exception of Crysis, but it'll handle that well too.
I still think that's funny that crysis has been out how long and computers still struggle to run it.
If i were in your shoes just get the 1066 (just be sure the mobo supports it - whatever mobo you choose to get). it's only 10 bucks more anyway.
wow gentlemen... I haven't looked at PC specs since I saw, fell in love with and impulse bought my iBook 7 years ago.
The hardy little machine is still going strong, but the poor thing is a little slow these days and with my G5 breaking down, limited funds and a video job to pull off, I'm looking at moving back to PCs.
Quite frankly this whole thread scares me- I didn't know what a dual-core was until a trip to Sham Shui Po earlier this week, so anyone care to drop some advice?
I need a system required to run Adobe Premier at a good lick and also handle 2D Gb-sized image files.. no games really (apart from poker & freecell...). Obviously when I ask in various computer marts I get shown top spec... comments on the following specs welcome!
SPEC 1: Intel Core 2 Quad 9300, P35-S3G, 250Gb HD, 4G A-data ram, Pioneer 20x DVDRW, Realtex 7.1, Geforce 9600GTO, plus other bits, $5,999
SPEC 2: intel Quad Q9450, P5Q PRO, 4G ram (unspecificed), 250Gb HD, Asus 20x DVD, Geforce 9600GT, HD 7.1 sound, etc $6980
SPEC 3: Intel Core Duo E7200, Asus P5K-SE, A-Data 4G Ram, 250Gb Seagate HD, LG 20x DVD, GeForce 8600GT, HD 7.1 sound $4580