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#1 10 years ago

ok so i have a custom built amd 4000, ATIX1900, 2gb corsair. its from a while back, im trying to delay getting a new computer (probably going to be a blackbird once the price comes down)

and im wondering what the most cost effective and efficient upgrades so i can play COD4 on high settings.

was thinking dual core intel chip but id need new mobo

what are your suggestions?




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#2 10 years ago

Much as Intel and AMD like people to think that the CPU makes a huge difference, it doesn't unless your using a really old chip. Upgrading to something newer only tends to make a huge difference if your pushing at the limits of what your current hardware can do.

The recommended specs that I have found via google suggest the games minimum requirement is a 2.4 GHz processor, and you exceed that by quite some margin so I don't think its likely to be an issue.

In my opinion, for a cost effective upgrade you should look at a graphics card.




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#3 10 years ago

I concur. I'd get any 8800 GTS flavor, 320 mb [like me, I can play on High], or the 640 mb version.

320 mb

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#4 10 years ago

n88tr;4044543I concur. I'd get any 8800 GTS flavor, 320 mb [like me, I can play on High], or the 640 mb version.

320 mb

640 mb

Why boder with old GTS when there is HD3870 better and for less money. And also 8800GT at same price with GTS but much better




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#5 10 years ago
Bodypilot was thinking dual core intel chip but id need new mobo

Why not go with a dual core Athlon X2 since you already have a AMD system?

The first thing i would worry about is your graphics card. Get something like a Radeon 3870 first, and a X2 later, and your system should last you a bit longer.




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#6 10 years ago

ick, no

8800GT, almost as good as the GTX but only $250. Granted, the companies that release them like asus and xfx are clocking them higher than spec, so the price will be slightly higher as well. But still, that's the best bang for the buck currently. It blows anything AMD/Ati uses out of the water


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