Originally posted by Shumway
The most you should lose is 15 or so at the most,If you have a good vid card you won't notice the difference,But i forgot leet gamer's can alway's tell right
I disagree. The processor is the source of your gaming to be honest. Most games these days are processor bound at the very basic level. If you want high quality gaming, then you want a good GPU. If you have a good GPU and a lousy CPU, then you won't be loading 64 AI bots in BF2. However, there was an article out there proving this otherwise. I still do insist that most other current games are CPU bound though.
I do think 15 fps is some important fps if that is causing you to dip below 30 or even 40. Apparently you can't see about 45, but I can garauntee you that anything below 30 is a very obvious difference. Below 20 is just horrific.
I would not go with that motherboard. It is a great motherboard, but I don' t know if it will suit his needs.
I highly doubt he will be looking into SLI with that budget. He could save about $70 by getting my suggested MSI board and perhaps get a 6800 GT with that savings over a 6600 GT.