Originally posted by ferarri
What I don't understand is that you said you don't see the need for a nVidia 8 series and probably never will, but you want to get an expensive ATI DX9 card and buy the R600 when it comes out. The R600 is basically, in a very broad sense, ATI's version of the G80. But wait, you just said that you would probably never see the need in getting a G80, which is a DX10 card just like the R600. Both are very fast, powerful cards so how can you see the need in buying one but not the other? That just doesn't seem like very good logic to me.
I said I would check out the new ATI cards, not buy them on the spot. I've enjoyed PCs for a long time, but I was always more of a console gamer. When I here about brand new things, I don't jump at them instantly. I tend to wait a bit, see how things are, and then make a decision. Now, my console tendencies are leaving, and I want to do more with a PC. Maybe I shouldn't even make a PC, as everything I had in mind will be a complete waste of time and money. Oh well, thanks for all the input.
But, let's say I do go with the 8000 series, won't it just be outdated sooner than later? I want something that will last a while, and that I wouldn't have to update for quite a while. I mean, I know the 8000 series can handle everything out there, but what about games after Crysis, what will they need? Probably a whole new line from NVIDIA.