Originally Posted by LordJummy
Oh I'm sure some games do have memory leaks - but some are just straight up hogs.
It all depends on what games you play and your settings. You're running 1GB 6950's just to be sure, right Erocker?
I haven't had any problems as my cards are all 2GB, but I have watched usage go as high as 1.48GB. The most obvious culprit is GTA4 once totally maxed out, and it can shoot all the way up to 2GB+ with mods.
I agree that in most common games he won't have problems, but if he plays any super high end games he just might. Also, newer DX11 games are probably going to start going over 1GB easily with everything maxed out. I just think the price difference is worth the peace of mind.
In his case though, maybe he should skimp to fit budget.
freaksavior: have you considered looking for any parts on craigslist, ebay, or other ways of getting new parts cheaper? Might help you go higher end without breaking your budgie. For example last night I found a Corsair HX1000 brand new for $100. A few weeks ago I also got two GTX 480's (one brand new, one mint) for $200 and $185 respectively. You can get some insane deals right now due to the world economies currently imploding. Build the machine now while we still have power infrastructure XD
Ebay? Naw, not buying off flebay.
I may end up looking around for used parts since you can usually save a good bit of $
The last list is pretty much set though unless someone makes a good suggestion.