Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell XPS430
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6078MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Chip type: GeForce GTS 450
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 3776 MB
Dedicated Memory: 993 MB
Shared Memory: 2782 MB
modified FSB cooler
replaced PSU with a OCZ 610W
and overclocked the video card to 900MHZ, memory to 1900MHZ
cheap setup and I get 50-75 FPS in 25 man 70-120 FPS in 10's on ultra with no shadows
do your homework and dont get rip'd off with hype,I been running this setup for 3 years now
scratch and dent dell 429$
FSB cooler 23$
PSU 43$ used Ebay out of new pc
So you would suggest people to buy a CPU from a previous generation for the same price? (in the Netherlands your CPU is actually more expensive than a i3 2120, hell, it's around the pricerange of a i5 2400)
I have no doubts your setup works fine, but try finding your CPU for a cheaper price than the I3 Sandy Bridge CPU's.
Right now, if you are getting a new setup it's best to be ready for future upgrades.
The 775 socket you are using is useless nowadays.
I actually answered that question on page 1
As to the guy who recommended an LGA775 setup, that's a bad idea for a modern computer. My old Core 2 Quad Q9300 computer loses to even my wife's i5-750 by such an immense amount in WoW performance it's silly. Against even a stock i3-2120, it would be even worse. My 2500K? Fuhgeddaboutit.
The "hype" is futureproofing. If you buy a computer that performs "okay" today, it'll be slow in a year or two and prehistoric in three or four. If you get a computer that's fast today, it'll be okay in a year or two and slow in three or four (but still perfectly useable.)