I'm no avid gamer, but I sort-of grew up on Doom, Doom2 and Descent(1-3). My loving wife got me a copy of Doom3 for my b/day, knowing that I'd have to do some upgrading on my PC.
Things that I know I should do is to up the CPU, get more RAM and bigger HD. I've settled pretty much on an Intel board and 2.8 or 3.0GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and a 80GB SATA drive.
What I do not know, is which graphic display card to get. On the Doom 3 packet, it's neatly printed that you need either an ATI Radeon card (8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800) or nVidia (3/Ti, 4MX, 4/Ti, FX, 6800). Cool. Now where do you get these cards in SA?
I've had a look at the Sahara and Rectron price lists, but they sell mostly compatible cards (like the poorly rated Powercolor cards that use reference designs and reject chips [see 9800SE series] from ATI). One card I am looking at is the Leadtek GeForce 5700 and 5900 series. Anybody have experience with these cards or and other pointers? Price should be under R1500 to fit in my budget.
I'll be running Win2k, but will consider upgrading to XP (yechh) if I have to.