I've been following and reading reviews at tomshardware.com and frankly I wonder if there is much performance gain past 1GB of video memory. You may want to reconsider this and pick from tomshardware's lists of best video card for the money and don't get sucked into some idea that more ram equals more performance.
Let the benchmarks help you.
And a nod to the pair of memory sticks. One of the nice side effects of keeping it down in count is less loading on the memory and address bus. Yes, that means more speed and stability.
ok so i am building a gaming pc, I have started purchasing parts for the build. the parts are as listed...
CASE- Coolermaster haf x
MOBO- p8p67 EVO
RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) @ 1600
CPU- I7 2600k Sandy Bridge
PSU- Corsair Professional AX850
I have the other parts i need such as optics and hard drives figured out.I also pan on adding 8gb more ram too. I was just wanting some recommendations on what type of video card i might want to run.. I would love to have a Radeon hd 6990 or a Nvidia equivalent 4gb card. But i do no wish to spend that much right now. and i am wanting to get this running before Battlefield 3 and diablo 3 are released. I was thinkingof going with a 2gb video card. so any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks