I just got back into PC gaming about 4 months ago and only recently got more serious about it. The one mistake I made was when the guy that built it for me ask if I game very much I think I lied and said yeah some what. Wrong! I do all the time it was just more so on consoles. So he put in a HD 3870...
I want to sell it and purchase either a HD 4870 or the GTX280. After searching I am also considering the 260. I have read mixed reviews about both from all over. The obvious is you can't beat the price of the 4870 compared to the 280. Then I hear there is driver issues with the 4870. Is this true?
I do not want to have to spend the money for the 280 but if I need to then I will. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. That is why I am looking into the 280. On the other hand I shouldn't be spending that kind of money right now, but I will if I need to.
Right now I am thinking 4870 since the price is right but I do NOT want to have any issues with it. On the other hand I don't think the price of the 280 is worth it for another 5fps if in fact there is no issues with the 4870.
Here is my setup. Keep in mind I am moving towards Vista now and want to focus on using that OS.
-dual boot XP Pro/Vista 32bit
-Quad Core 2.4GHz Q6600
-2 GB RAM (taking RAM upgrade suggestions)
-Foxconn mobo (M7VMX-K)
I run dual monitors. One is a LG W2252TQ 22" LCD and the other one is my TV that I do all my gaming on. It's a Sony LCD 1080p TV KDL-46xbr3. I typically run that at 1680 x 1050. I plan to run higher if I can. Display settings state I can go up to 1900 x 1080...is that limited by my TV or by my gpu?
Well I hope that is all the information you need to help me. I know I am too new to sell things here but I am selling my Diamond HD 3870 for $120. It's 4 months old. My user name on ebay is chad711m (100% feedback).
I'm playing Crysis WH right now. I enjoy other FP shooters as well as racing games.