kai920 wrote:I finally joined the quad-core club. 🙂
My Q6600 goes up to 3.0GHz using the stock cooler, with lower than default voltages.
I’m still using the old 7800GTX though… still waiting for that killer game before the upgrade. For Diablo 3 maybe. Team Fortress 2 plays fine at 1680×1050.
Thinking of picking up a 24″ 1920×1200 LCD… which one do you use iTwins? I had been set on the Viewsonic VA2626wm. 25.5″, goes for ~$3,700.
Welcome to the QuadCore club. I have no regrets buying this instead of the cheaper, higher speed Core2Duo 3.0 GHz model. I still find many games do not support QuadCore nowadays – DuoCore at the most. But since I use my Quad for multimedia encoding/decoding, Photoshop and other heavy duty graphics applications, almost all of them support Quad. Taking 2 hours to Rip and encode a Bluray 1080p DivX6 DTS movie on a Quad compare to 3 hours on a Duo is one hell of a big difference.
As for monitors, I don’t have any 1920×1200 at home. My wife is using an older Topcon Amigo-22W 1680×1050 and I am also using an older LG L226WTQ 1680×1050. One advice I can certainly provide is not to be lured by the amazing 5000:1 Contrast ratio bullshit. I personally cannot tell the difference between the Topcon’s 600:1 and the LG’s 5000:1. My wife’s an optometrist and she cannot tell the difference either. I was told the contrast ratio difference will only show when you watch DVD. I tried that too. Nope nothing. However, no comments on the latest 15,000:1 or even some big size LCDs that have ridiculous 200,000:1 or even Panasonic’s 100″ LCD that has 1,500,000:1 (or was that Samsung’s?)