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Mad Cat MkII

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#1 10 years ago

So my computer has officially been totaled today with fried mother bored among other things so after 6 years were getting a new desktop in my house. now my dad has basicly left it up to me to decied what we get, so i was wondering what you guys have to say what kinda of system specs would you recomend for someone who would love to play Crysis on the higher end without making my comp struggle to much and obeously not to much $ right now im expecting somewhere around a $900 price cap though theres still room for leway




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#2 10 years ago

I'd try to get around these specs for that price. CPU: Althon X2 64 5200+ Memory: 2 GB DDR2 of ram Videocard: Geforce 8800 GT 256mb Motherboard: Nvidia 650i Harddrive: 320 GB OS: Windows XP pro




arcadeplayer987

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#3 10 years ago

E8200 MSI Neo2 P35 8800GT 512mb Corsair 2Gb 800Mhz xms2 Seasonic S12II 430W Seagate 320Gb Sata II HDD All for ~750$




EpicLoad

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#4 10 years ago

Go with Arcadeplayer, that will give you the best performance.

A current Intel processor, especially the 45nm duals can run circles around the Athlon 64 X2s, the only competitor is the 6000+ processors.

Also, you need 512MB to run Crysis anywhere near high without tweaks, the 256MB 8800GT doesn't do crap when compared to the 512MB version.

The motherboard is your choice, except Intel based boards usually perform better with the newer processors, especially the 45nm cores.

Also, VideoSlave, where have you ever seen an AMD motherboard with anything close to a 650i North Bridge, the only 6 series that nVidia produces for them is the 680a.




Bs|Archaon

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#5 10 years ago
EpicLoad;4187030Also, VideoSlave, where have you ever seen an AMD motherboard with anything close to a 650i North Bridge, the only 6 series that nVidia produces for them is the 680a.

Aside from the 630, obviously....




EpicLoad

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#6 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4187130Aside from the 630, obviously....

.... That's a South Bridge. Nice try.




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#7 10 years ago

Newegg doesn't show the E8200, just the E8400 for $225. I have seen the E8200 for $176 with free shipping though. Huge cache on those 8000 series chips, a whopping 6MB.




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#8 10 years ago

EpicLoad;4187030

Also, you need 512MB to run Crysis anywhere near high without tweaks, the 256MB 8800GT doesn't do crap when compared to the 512MB version.

I play all on high on a 320mb card @ 1680 x 1050 without any issue.




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#9 10 years ago

Not true ^ You do need 512MB+ to get any decent amount of AA on a high res. If you tryed 6* or 8* AA on your res, your card would fail, and bad




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#10 10 years ago

I get a max of 22 FPS in Crysis with all options on very high on a 1680 by 1050 monitor. That's with no AA; with AA the whole story changes and then I get terrible FPS. I guess I should mention that I'm using Vista Ultimate 64bit(...lol yeah) on a Ga-P35C DS3R with 4Gb ddr2 800, the best XFX 8800GT 512mb Alpha dog version and if it really matters, a 3 drive RAID0. This is just FYI and if someone can tell me my weakest link...I`m guessing it`s the Vista 64 bit:p.