Hey all its been a while since i posted. but ive got a dilema and i dont want to F up and buy the wrong stuff but currently i run Athlon 64 3500 ~2.2 GHz 6800GT PCIE 256MB 1 Gig of Kingston (unfotunatly i dont knwo the Pc version but i know when i start up it says 200MHZ but i think its more than that) thats my current.. my old was AMD Athlon 3200 which i believe was 2.1 GHz X850 PRo 256 AGP 2 Gigs Corsair PC3200 Ram ( i knwo i need ram ) Now i run BF2 on low graphics for teh system above.. and teh current system is not a whole lot better its a cool case with fans and lights but any way not the point.. it doewnt run BF2 to the way i want it even on low to Med graphics.. i still get like 45-15 FPS. which to me i cant play it so i was wondering if waht im currently looking at is a good deal/ would make my computer run BF2 on high Graphics with good FPS here it is MSI K9N SLI-F Motherboard CPU Bundle - v2.0, AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.20GHz OEM, OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) at TigerDirect.com link to a AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.20GHz OEM, that comes with OCZ PC6400 Ram (800MHZ) 2 gigs.. ( obviously room to upgrade) Price $299 and a MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB card Price $184 on newegg i figured i might as well up the mobo ( its in the combo) if i up the processor. do you all think that these posted here would run my Pc with High graphics and obtain High FPs ( hoping for atleast 60 at all times). or instead of an MSI MOBO what about Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Phenom X4 9500 Processor 2.20GHz OEM, 2GB DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Memory at TigerDirect.com Asus MOBO with 2gigs of PC6400 Corsair with the same processor at Price $314 i like and trust corsair ram but what do you all think of the current selection? when answering this please put what you think about teh above given parts that i possibly will buy and then please put your input of waht you would prefer to buy ( i am on a small budget so lets not get to crazy)
If I were you, (if you have the money of course) I would get a quad core Intel (maybe a 2.4 ghz Q6600) rather than quad core AMD, because of now Intel is better. The rest sounds good, but make sure you have a power supply that can handle all of it (cooling too). You might want to post in the Filefront Tech section (or tech section of any other forums you visit), as youll probably get more opinions from more knowledgeable people than me :P
In the mean time, make sure you turn off any anti virus software when you play BF2, and unnecessary background processes. Also see if your hard drive light is blinking a lot. If youre running any messaging programs (MSN, AIM) make sure those are off when you play. Make sure your case is dust free too
well, how much is the Q6600 how much is it? cause i have to get a bundle on tiger direct its only way i can save money =/ i got a pretty large case.... it has 8 fans,, and a 550watt psu i think the psu is fine =) cause i went to a cpu guy and he told me the quad core 9550 or the 9500 would be jsut fine to run games.. and not go to dual core.. so i decided to ask for second opinions =)
Oh, the AMD quad will DEFINITELY play games well, but the Intel is better
You could also shop around and look for deals.
And even though it is 500 watt, you still might want to check to make sure everything has plenty of power (I think 50-100 watt over what you need for all your parts and fans [check with some other people about this!] is safe, you dont run the risk of something not getting the power it needs, which could make it slow) I imagine 8 fans suck quite a bit of power, and add a quad core onto that, a 8800, and a hard drive you might be cutting it pretty close
hmm from what im reading, and from waht my friend had in this cpu cause it was his before he gae it to me he had a 430 Watt PSU that died after 3 years so i put mine it. mines a 550, as i read it seems the Processor only draws 95 watts under load from what im reading and teh car draws only 280 at max ouput which is increadibly low for such a card, i really dont have any problems now my machine runs at around 44 degrees C and even so ill have my cpu techy make sure everything is ok =) but i thin ive decided the INtel and the 8800 Gt are good the 8800GT by MSI seems promising =)