And I use the term 'nerds' in a positive way, trust me.
I am attempting to wade my way into the PC gaming realm, after playing consoles exclusively forever.
Wanted to play some older games like Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, have a somewhat older PC that should be able to handle it, but I had a question on the video card -
The specs for Fallout3 (using this as an example) call for:
CPU: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
RAM: 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
Sound Card: Yes
Obviously these specs are older, so I would go with the much better video card, but not top of the line - but is there any danger in getting one that could be potentially too fast, or what are some pitfalls to avoid?
I plan on upgrading the ram from 2gb to 4gb, and I'll most likely be running this on XP - thanks in advance!