Hmm, 2% gain?
I am looking at buildinging my first gaming rig from scratch and I am baffled by the amount of options out there. For the slighty increased speed DDR3 seemes very expensive, am i right in thinking that? Also from what I here Vista does little more than use an extra 512MB of ram to run, and will have little positive effect on gaming besides DirectX 10, which is not really being used by many games. Currently I plan to run a fast dual core CPU with 2GB of DDR2 1066 ram, Windows XP 32 bit, and 2 mid to high end Video cards in SLI/Crossfire. I figure when they sort out Vista and DirectX 10 I can drop in an extra 2, 4 or 6GB of Ram and continue truckin. In 24 to 36 months I would then look at upgrading to DDR3 and Quad core. Does this seem like a good idea or should I just fork out for the good stuff early and future proof my system.