My current computer I ordered from Dell in November 2000, and being a full time student that enjoys gaming, I have decided to upgrade to a new system. I currently play games like BF2 and WoW. I want to be ready for future games like Warhammer Online and I would love to be able to play current high-end games like CoD4 and Crisis. I am either going to build this system from scratch myself (which I have never done) or I am going to order one from www.cyberpowerpc.com so I have a few questions for ya’ll:
First off, I would like to know what the general gaming public considers to be the best Windows OS for gaming…Vista or XP? What will XP SP3 and Vista SP1 have to offer for gamers?
Second, I am planning on an Intel/SLI based system, but what processor should I go with…Quad-Core or Dual-Core? I have heard that XP won’t support Quad processors and have also heard that Dual-Core systems are better for gaming.
Third, I would like to know what would be better for high-end games like CoD4 and Crisis…two 8800 GT in SLI or a faster single card like the GTS, GTX, etc.
And finally, has anyone had experience with Cyberpower Inc? I have heard several good things about the systems they build but also have heard that their shipping and return policies are horrible as well as their customer service. This is the system I am looking at buying and yes…I can finally afford it after 8 years of waiting! Here it is: http://www.cyberpowe...inity_SLI_8800/
If I end up buying this PC, I will more than likely get the upgraded memory and PSU (1.1k) just so I don’t have to upgrade further down the road. I don’t really need the monitor as I currently use a Sony 24” Widescreen CRT Monitor capable of insane resolution and almost no response delay (the only bad thing is it’s almost 100 lbs. and that isn’t too fun hauling to grandma’s house in the middle of an ice storm). Anyway, what do you all think? I haven’t kept up with computer technology that much so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.