I got my current system in 2004, an AMD 3400+, gig of ram and Geforce 6800 GT.
It's handled me well over the years but now it's time for a new baby.
I'm looking at this:
ASUS P5N-Delux 775 ATX M/Board
nVidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset
2 X PCI-E 2.0 16x Graphics- SLI
2PCI Slots, 1PCI Express 1x Slots
4 X Dual ChDDR2-800Mhz Dimms
IDE & 6 X Sata2 ( Raid )
Integrated Gigabit( 1000 ) Lan
Integrated 8 Ch Sound - S/Pdif out
Integrated Firewire, E-Sata
Aerocool Zero Degree ATX Tower Case
Front USB-2, Audio, Aluminum Front Bezel
1x 12 Cm & 1 x 25Cm Case Fans,
UV active acrylic side panel
Coolermaster Extreme Power 550Watt Power Supply
12V Dual Rails, Super Quiet
Overclocked Intel Quadro Q6600 CPU - 2.4 Ghz Quad
Overclocked to 3.0GHz
8Mb L2 Cache, 1066Mhz ( OC 1333Mhz ) FSB, 64 Bit
Coolermaster Hyper TX-2 CPU Cooler
4Gb DDR2-800 Mhz Ram ( 2 X 2Gb Dimms )
500GB Seagate Sata2 Hard Drive, 7200Rpm, 32MB Cache
New Sapphire HD4870 512Mb, 256Bit PCI-E 2.0 16x Card
3600 Mhz DDR-5 Memory, 750Mhz Core
800 stream processors
( Pixel Shader Engine + Vertex Shaders)
Direct X 10.1 compliant, Shader Model 4, HDMI
How do you rate it would fare? I mainly use my system for video editing and audio work (music production/sound to film etc) but am also quite a heavy gamer.
Over the years I've gotten used to playing games with AA and AF off at 1024X768, but with that sytem would I be able to play games at pretty much the highest detail settings albeit the same resolution?
Is the Geforce 280GTX a more worthwhile buy than the HD4870, or should I stick with the ATI?