I'm planning on building my own PC sometime soon, probably around my 16th birthday in July.
The purpose of this PC will mainly be gaming. I've set a price of around $2500 CAD taxes in. I want to go dual core, with 2GB of DDR2 gaming RAM, probably a WD Raptor 150GB HDD, and a DX-10 video card. The reason I'm waiting until july is i need funding first of all, but I'm also looking forward to ATI's new R600 video card. Now I just need advice....should I go ahead with my plan, or wait until late 2007/early 2008? I've heard rumors of new AMD and Intel MOBO platforms on the way, DDR3 RAM, aswell as more affordable quad-core processors. I just don't want to spend all that money, and half a year later, more affordable, crazy good components come out and I feel like an idiot.
Right now I'm using an upgraded Dell Dimension 4700 with a Intel P4 3.0 ghz, 1.5 GB DDR2 and 512MB ATI X1600 Pro. It can handle Counter-strike source with all high settings @ 1024 by 768 running at between 45 and 95 fps. I want a PC that will handle the games of tomorrow and Vista....should I just wait until a later date?? Please let me know if you've heard of any new products on the way?
Edited by Peaches*, 22 January 2007 - 05:25 PM.
What else is in the Teaches of Peaches*? Like SEX on the Beaches...