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  Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer. 
 
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Rooin Nov 23, 2005, 12:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I would have to aggree 100% Ive got a 6800GT, an I play FEAR on a plenty high resolution an detail settings that I have smooth quality gameplay without the lack of eye candy I require.

I also enjoy my older games an some semi-old on better resolutions an texture settings then I did before on my Ti4600. I guess if I wanted anything for my PC right now, it would be FRAPs so I can record an capture my triumphs better then in 30 second clips, and bloated BMP images.


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Mathew Everett Nov 23, 2005, 01:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
I would have to agree also, I run my own computer custom build shop http://www.mandmcr.com and have seen allot of my high end buys wanting to buy the top dog on the market and skimp on CPU's , daily i find myself talking guys out of 2 7800GTX 512 and getting 2 regular GTX cards and getting a FX 55 or better CPU. As sander said, games on the market now run great on 6600GT's and for us guys with 30" LCDs the 7800GTX will due just fine!

I think instead of it being a PC holiday it will fall to be a Xbox 360 Holiday. More buzz on that than anything else on the market. Even id Nvidia or ATI released a new card it wouldn't matter, as we have no games that will push the envelope until Feb or March of 2006! I also think we will see the same thing next year as that is when PS3 is set to roll out!

In all the wars of Graphics and Techís did PC game developers miss the hot spot Holiday season? Maybe they are actually trying to give us games that will be polished from the start! I guess we can only wait and hope.

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daniel ellis Nov 23, 2005, 01:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
Totally agree:
I play BF2, and sure no at the highest res, but ive got everything on med and aa/texture filtering at max. It runs great on my 9800pro an 754 Athlon 64 3000+. Im pleased and i see no reason to put 800 dollars down for a better cpu and video card. Honestly, looking at benchmarks sli doesnt even make sense: you gain all of, what, 10 fps in most cases. so, 20 to 30 might be a nice addition of fps, but 170 to 180 is a good way of wasting 200+ gallons of gas. and the diff between the 7800gtx and the 6800ultra aint even worth spending so much more.
Its actually OK to be 1 o 1.5 years behind; most game developers wont risk making a game that wont run on a computer that 3 years ago was top of the line.

Adam Kolak Nov 23, 2005, 02:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
Matthew, by the way i love that flash site of yours, awsome job.

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David Thatcher Nov 23, 2005, 05:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
Right- this is totally the holiday of the XBox 360. My local newspaper here in San Diego, CA did their front page main article on the launch of this console, today.

This is getting off topic perhaps, but what I don't understand is why the popularity of consoles doesn't take away from PC gaming.

John Middlebrooks Nov 23, 2005, 06:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
I too have to agree. I have a GeForce 6800 GT & am able to play Fear, Battlefield 2,& all the rest with all the eye candy on. So until there is a significant / earth shattering breakthrough In performance, I'm standing pat.

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Nov 26, 2005, 08:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
only gaming upgrade ill be doing is on this Dell XPS Gen 1 laptop, from a 60 GB 7200 RPM HD to a 100 GB 7200 RPM

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some guy Dec 08, 2005, 01:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
I agree. Its not worth going and upgrading right now. My 6800GT runs Quake4, Doom 3, Battlefield 2, F.E.A.R, and all the games out right now on a 1280X1024 res with every thing maxed out high and I get above 58FPS. No lag, runs as smooth as a babys butt. 6800 series and the X800 series will last fine through 2006. Wont be until 2007 when you will need to upgrade. Right now only thing I think would be wise is going to a dual core.

PCGEEK Dec 08, 2005, 01:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
I totally disagree. I have learned some about my SLI last few days. Like how to get it to work with games no supported by SLI. I can tell you Fear , quake 4 , half life 2 , all the new games made for SLI rock when played with SLI. Why is it different ? I can push high quality , Higher FPS , with all new built in supported features then ever offered by the older GPU,s .

Now im a hard core gamer. But its not just about the game for me. Its about how good does she look when played and how well is she played. If you have not owned SLI or learned how to take advantage of her potential. Then I donít expect you have a clue about what your missing. You will just have to take my word for it. Quake 4 , Fear , half life 2 look 100% different. Your missing out on more then you know.

Think Far cry looked good ? Try it in SLI when you get a true 50 50 split. crank HDR then it rocks set 16x split aa in SLI and wow she takes on a new look.

SuPeR Xp Dec 23, 2005, 02:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Holiday season shopping extravaganza? Nope, not for this gamer.
I'm with PCGEEK on this one, he knows his stuff :)


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