With the release of the x800, I have been considering doing some upgrades. I play:IL2 Aces, LOMAC, Falcon in probably that order. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 P4 2.8G, 800Mhz FSB, 1G PC3200 RAM (Cl=3) 9800 pro, living in an Antec Performance Plus case. From what I read, my 2.8 processor would hold me back from getting full FPS benefit in LOMAC and IL2. I have even considering upgrading the processor to a 3.2 (and waiting for the next round of graphics cards), though I would have to change the motherboard (b/c of Dell proprietary wierdness). Prices for the 3.2 seem to have gone down a lot lately. It would also be great to throw off the yoke of Dell opression and have a real mobo that lets me tinker as I see fit.
The sensible side of me says to wait until new sims (like BoB) require better hardware and save my money until then, rather than chasing modest performance gains right now. But if upgrading my processor or graphics card can result in some real world performance increases it might be worthwhile. Any thoughts?
Thank-you for the help