I'm pulling a bit of an Eightbitwarrior thing here, but I gotta get this off my chest. For about four to five years, I've been collecting semi-high to high-end games, graphically speaking. So, once I got my new PC, I only installed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl and a couple of Valve games with Steam. However, I just got finished installing the better bulk of my unplayed, unfinished, or just plain uninstalled games...All due to their graphic requirements. Here's the dilemma; I have over fourteen games on this list. FOURTEEN. I've only finished one, Gun (the Neversoft developed Wild West adventure), so that means I have about thirteen left. It's a good thing for me that my day consists of about an hour of college stuff, if that. And by the way, even though my new PC kicks ass in terms of specs, it can't run Call of Duty 2 at full-tilt. I'm considering buying a duplicate 8600 GT after I save up the money for it, or ask for one for my birthday. That's about it, for now.
P.S: If anyone can tell me whether or not an SLi configuration needs to be set up with the computer when it's built (I have an SLi-ready motherboard), I'd really appreciate it.
man i would love to play stalker some time, but untill it comes out on a console i'm afraid i'll never have a pc that can run it any time soon. so what are some of the other games your playing right now?
I would pitch some PC advice, but my 8 year old hunk of junk recently tuckered out :( Enjoy the new rig and the mountain of games, sounds like a wonderful task.
I've already opened it, Lock. The rig is from a company called iBuypower, and they're basically just a gaming PC company. Their policy involves you being able to crack it open whenever you want, but as long as you don't do anything drastic with the equipment you can add-on or swap out any component you want, from what I understand.
Yeah don't forget to check the Power Supply. Other than that grats on the new PC and enjoy your games.
Well, before you go asking for a new GFX card, check to see if your warranty(if you have one) lets you open the box. Secondly, if it's SLi compatible, then you're good to go, but also make sure your power supply can handle it. If not, you'll need a more powerful one.
Thank you for affirming stereotypical images of PC gamers in my mind. If it is any consolation, I, a console gamer, can't even beat SimCity :P.