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Cap.Miller

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#1 13 years ago

I almost gattered enough money to buy that computer. There would be an expensiver version but i have to buy a monitor too so...:( (the comp. i'm using belongs to my brother) Is this computer good enough to play BF2 on good (high) grafics without lag ? THANK U VERY MUCH IF U ANSWER ME :) Al1-Midi-Tower, 2xUSB+Audio Front, 350Watt Silver, Alu-Frontpanel, CE, ATX Standard Intel P-IV 3.0GHz., 800MHz. FSB HyperThreading, Prescott 512MB DDR-400, (2x 256MB Dual-Channel) Original Intel D865PERLX Motherboard Intel® 865PE Chipset, 800MHz. FSB Audio, Intel® PRO/100 LAN Card, 4xUSB2 Excalibur Radeon 9250, 256MB DDR-RAM Dual-Monitor (CRT/DVI), TV-Out, AGP 160 GB Harddisc SATA, 7200rpm, 8MB, Samsung Lite-On DVD-Recorder 1213S, DVDRW +/- (12x DVDRW, 48x CDRW) Card-Reader USB 2.0, for Compact Flash / Microdrive Memory Stick / Multimedia Card / SD Card / SmartMedia Card Windows XP Home, Fullversion, incl. CD, Service-Pack 2 Nero 6 Suite OEM + PowerDVD Software Assembly, Software + Hardware




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#2 13 years ago

I hate to say this, but I think it will struggle with FH even on medium detail, so I'm not sure about BF2. There are many more better PC's out there for the same price if you look very carefully.

In England, you can buy a new computer without a screen for around £450.

This is a PC I gathered up for a friend of mine who wishes to play Dawn of War, Battle for Middle Earth and Forgotten Hope, as well as Call of Duty. He's a few years younger than me so this is what I came up with for about £430:

AMD Athlon 2400+ (around 2.0Ghz) 40GB HD 1024Mb Ram GeForce FX5750 128Mb Creative Audigy 2 Nforce 2 Motherboard Generic Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse 5.1 Speakers DVD Drive CD-RW Drive Silver Case with 4 USB ports 56K Modem

if you can, bump up the RAM and Graphics Card. These count quite a bit, and maybe a better Sound Card if you can afford one.




Cap.Miller

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#3 13 years ago

The one i posted has 3.0 Ghz so it is better ?! 512MB more than the one i posted but i just don't have more money. Excalibur Radeon 9250 with 256MB Ram is much better than the one u posted. So why do u think the comp. i posted is badder than yours ?! (this computer costs 590€ without monitor) Sound card and more ram will come later until i saved another time some money...




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#4 13 years ago

- First off it has more Ram, which is always important.

- It doesnt matter if it's 3.0Ghz, it's still not as good as an Athlon in most cases.

- You dont need a massive hard drive, really, it's a waste of cash. You're better off having a small 37GB Raptor which is faster. Even two, maybe. Doesnt cost much.

- Is the 9250 256Mb really better? How do you know?

My friend had a choice between that card or a better Radeon, but he wanted to keep costs down so he chose the Nvidia card.




Cap.Miller

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#5 13 years ago

So u mean an Athlon is a better choice than an intel pentium ? The Excalibur has more RAM and it's newer and expensiver one than the nvidia you are talking about. I need a big harddisc. When i'm thinking about all the games i want to install and videos and MP3's i will download, 160GB won't be even much... I found another one with more RAM that is only 599€ (so 9€ expensiver). Al1-Midi-Tower, 2xUSB+Audio Front, 350Watt Silver, Alu-Frontpanel, CE, ATX Standard Intel P-IV 530J, 3.0GHz., 800MHz. FSB, 1MB Cache, LGA775 1024MB DDR-400, PC3200, Dual-Channel Gigabyte 8IP775--G Motherboard, SATA Intel® 865P Chipset, 800MHz. FSB, LGA 775 Marvell 10/100/1000 Giga-LAN Card 7xUSB2 (4x Rear/3xFront), 8-Channel Audio Excalibur Radeon 9250, 256MB DDR-RAM Dual-Monitor (CRT/DVI), TV-Out, AGP) 160 GB Harddisc SATA, 7200rpm, 8MB, Western-Digital Lite-On DVD-Recorder 1673S, DVDRW +/- (16x DVDRW, 48x CDRW) Lite-On DVD-ROM 16x (2x Drive, 1x DVD-ROM, 1x DVD-Recorder) Card-Reader USB 2.0, for Compact Flash / Microdrive Memory Stick / Multimedia Card / SD Card / SmartMedia Card Windows XP Home, Fullversion, incl. CD, Service-Pack 2 Multilanguage: Deutsch/Italiano/French/English (Preistalled) Nero 6 Suite OEM + PowerDVD Software




Myrddraal

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#6 13 years ago

What are you talking about Nocool? a 3.0Ghz P4 will whoop the ever loving crap out of a 2.0ghz Athlon . . . . . no contest. Cap.Miller That is an okay computer it won't play it at the highest settings but it should hold it's own (up the RAM ASAP though)




emonkies

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#7 13 years ago

Capt. Miller the system is basically sound but it lacks in the two most important areas for gaming.

The Radeon 9250 is very weak. At minimum get a Radeon 9550 128mb

nd you need 1GB of RAM. With 512MB it will play but load times and smoothness will not be as good. Once you run with 1GB it s a noticeable difference.




Neighbor Kid

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#8 13 years ago

man after hear what you just said Anluchac11 i cant wait till i get my new RAM form my sister and my new G. card for my b-day! oh joy!




Cap.Miller

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#9 13 years ago

The second computer i showed has 1024 MB ram. :( I wish i could buy a better grafic card but i just don't have the money for it... I've saved now 620€. This is only enough for the computer itself. But then i have to get somehow a monitor. A friend gives me his old monitor but it is very dark so i can't do much with it. a Ex. R9250 should work ok in BF2 eh? don't need best grafics just not really worse ones.. Anyway thank u all for ur answers :)




Myrddraal

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#10 13 years ago

Where are you getting it from? I've had good luck with newegg.com (I usually buy from pricewatch.com though because hands down they get the best prices but to use them you have to know computers fairly well)