My AMD64-3000/512/9800 is starting to show its age a bit. I am looking at a new PCI-E video card (GF7800 or ATI1800), new PCI-E MB, another 512 RAM but still keeping the CPU for now.
I'm wondering if I'll get to turn this thing up all the way even if I plonk down $800 on upgrades.
If I'm running a AMD64-3000/Nvdia7800/Gig RAM, can I fly with Water 3 and "Smoke 2" with more than 1 planes in the air or will it still be a slideshow nearly a thousand dollars later.
Just what specs do we need to max the eye candy and have decent size scraps going on?