If you are playing Far Cry right now, then get a gig. but since Doom III is supposed to be out in about a month, I would say just get the 1 gig and be done with it becuase you don't know when you will get around to upgrading.
well what is your current video card? If you have a 9800 XT or something like that I would get the one gig now and then save the money for either the 6800 GT or X800 Pro. But if you are using a Geforce 2 or something along that line then you might want to stay with 512mbs and get a 6800 GT.
So if you can throw up the rest of your systems stats we will be much more able to help.
Get the 512 stick and get the best video card you can for now.
Later you can buy the other 512mbs.There is a nice difference in having 2 sticks even when your not running games.I used to run with no page file memory.
GF2MX. And my rig now is P3 800, 256M ram.
So... I'm a free man. None of the components (except for the DVD burner) of my current pc will be used in my new rig. I'm free to upgrade to anything I want.
Actually, I think I can afford 1G+6800GT, but just feel a little bit guilty if I spend too much for gaming.
Do you have all of the other components already at hand? What kinda rig would you be building? But I would definately get a gig of ram, and I personally dont know the massive differences in the 6800 and GT. I think I will get the 6800 myself after a few months.... maybe A64 first... hrmm