New games = new system? 8 replies

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whiplash269

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#1 13 years ago

Hey guys I thought i would make a poll about new computers and how many people will get new ones mainly for new games computer out so that you can keep up with the graphics and load the game fast enough to play online with your buddies lol. This poll will have 10 questions about whether or not you're getting a new system, upgrading, and what upgrades you will do the most...If you want some ideas, go on Newegg and look for my wishlists with the following names, I plan to start working on one of them over the summer so i have a good computer for call of duty 2, battefield 2, and many other new games...Here the names of the wishlists: "[color=black]$1450 gaming pc project for the fall PLEASE RATE+COMMENT! [/color]"( this is the syste i will work on) "[color=black]Crazy SLI system- please comment/rate![/color]" "[color=black]64 bit Intel system Please rate!" [/color] "[color=black]$7300 Gamer Dream-Please rate and comment!!!" [/color]:0wned: Just go to www.newegg.com and go to wishlists and type any of them in the search for wishlists (don't forget to remove the quotes)...Anyways...Here's the poll! :lol:




whiplash269

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#2 13 years ago

well i guess i couldn't change the poll options...whatever, they're multiple choice, but don't ruin it lol




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#3 13 years ago

Difficult, I may upgrade the current system or I may build a new one from scratch and use this system for things like the internet.




Μαjïç MushrøøM

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#4 13 years ago

I will be keeping my current system, which I will later use for work (word processing, graphics, etc.) and soon building an entirely new system meant soley for gaming.

It will be Athlon64-based with dual PCI-Express GeForce 6600 GTs.




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#5 13 years ago

I deathly need a video card, right now i am stuck with the base card for a Dell 2400. :p My system isn't exactly for "gaming" but i have very little current RAM that is being used, and its somewhat new.




whiplash269

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#6 13 years ago

Right now i have a Dell 8200 that i upgraded and it still isn't even great for games cuz of the shitty ventilation. damn thing restarts in the middle of games cuz it gets hot, and the device driver for the video card always fucks up (I think it might be because of the bios update i did for my soundcard...here are my specs: Dell Dimension 8200 450w PSU P4 2.4ghz 768mb RD RAM 80 gig WD hard drive 250 gig Maxtor hard drive (got it on sale for $100 at compusa :lol:) XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128mb Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS sound card and just a 16x dvd player and cd burner My new system that i plan on building from newegg will have: Aspire X-plorer case w/420w PSU Asus P5RD1-V motherboard (Socket T-LGA775) Pentium 4 640 prescott 64-bit 3.2ghz processor Corsair Valueselect 1 gig (2x512mb) Western Digital 250 gb S-ATA150 hard drive Sapphire Radeon X850 Prop 256mb PCI Express Sound blaster Audigy 2 ZS ASUS 52x cd drive NEC 16x dvd burner and then the monitor and all that stuff lol




Agent_0range

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#7 13 years ago

Might I suggest buying an Athlon 64 Processor instead? They're cooler and perform far better in games. In a few months I will upgrade my current spec with a new mobo, CPU and GPU. I was thinking: ASUS A8N SLi (Non deluxe version to save a bit of cash) Athlon 64 3200+ (Probably venice core, 3500 if i can afford it) GeForce 6800GT (just one at the moment :D) Antec P160 Case (i need my Thermaltake Tsunami case for another computer im going to build) I wont even be thinking of upgrading until at least September when ive got enough cash, and the current stuff has come down in price a bit more, and it is actually worth upgrading for some extra performance. I dont believe in buying any computer component that is over £200GBP. The performance never justifies the price. You can get perfectly good performance from non-top of the range stuff, and get a perfectly functional gaming machine without shelling out stupid amounts. Example: a friend of mine has an Athlon XP 2100+, 1Gb 2700 Corsair RAM, cant remember the mobo but its nForce2 definatley, and a 128Mb 9700Pro. He can run the current games perfectly fine, Doom 3 and HL2 at very respectable fps levels. Realistically he wouldnt 'need' to upgrade for a few months like myself. Some people have this need to buy new hardware when they dont necessarily require its extra power, and more often than not its never a gigantic leap in performance. I have always believed in upgrading when I actually 'need' to, when my computer no longer runs my games comfortably at a reasonable resolution and level of AA and AF. Some people do seem to upgrade more than they need, which I see as no more than Megahertz willy waving. Especially coupled with comparing benchmark scores with each other and stuff like that. Upgrade when you actually need to, not because you want to. Your wallet will be much happier because of it smilie.gif Your spec is fine whiplash, all you need to do is get a well ventilated case and some good fans. I recommend either the Thermaltake Tsunami or Antec P160. The Antec P180 i hear is very good too, but very expensive, as its only just been released. Make sure you get 120mm fans instead of 80mm. They make less noise and shift far more air. You could do with getting a good HSF on your CPU too. If its a Socket 478 Processor then I suggest the Thermalright XP90 with a good quiet 90mm fan on top (ive got one and its absolutley brilliant at cooling a hot P4, especially prescotts!) and fitted with some Arctic Silver 5. This option of a new case, HSF and some fans would cost less than £100GBP (no idea of US equivalent sorry) and then you can save up and make a stonking upgrade in 4 or 5 months time when your system shows some signs of ageing a bit. Also Majic Mushroom, why buy dual 6600's? They might cost slightly less than 1 6800GT but have exactly the same performance (pretty much). That just completley shuts off your upgrading potential you have from SLi mobos, wasting your chance to actually double your performance later on.




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#8 13 years ago

I'm going to trade in my eVGA 6800gt for a 7800GTX when they come out since eVGA allows you to trade then one you got for a new one, one time only thoe. Then i'm going to upgrade my AMD 3500+ for a new dual core AMD 4400+ or AMD 4600+. Might get a 4200+ to save money since its core is truly a 3500+.




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#9 13 years ago

I'd keep the one I have most likely, for now. It's still only a few months old, and it a pretty high-end machine, so I doubt I'll have to worry about upgrading until atleast next year.