I do realize you're suggesting that they use 125 over 60, and that they should do whatever is possible to get 125 *instead* of 60.
is it essential to play at low graphics? no.
I have decided not to use forced or bright enemy colors..i know they help me a bit but they make game lose so much atmosphere. well i may regret it later and use them later hah.
change full screen res with r_mode
You don't need flat textures. In fact if they're too flat you will have a problem learning maps due to depth perception being impaired.
However If I remember rightly if you just use picmip 16 from default settings you get nice clean textures yet there's still enough shadows/shading to allow easy depth perception.
Simpleitems 1, is nice. So is removing your gun off screen with GunZ GunY and GunZ but you probably won't benefit from that yet. If a setting doesn't make sense to you, don't do it, just like I'll probably never have jump on anything other than space, regardless of game I'm playing.
by the way I'm using an i3 and gtx460 and my framerate stays at 125 yet drops to like 118 for a nanosecond every 4-5 seconds,... hardly noticeable but whut?