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Solace92

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#1 8 years ago

I'm looking to get a new computer, but not just any computer, a custom computer. I want it to be able to play any any new game and upcoming game on the highest graphics settings without lag. I also want it to be able to play older games like StarCraft, Diablo, Diablo II, Warcraft II: BNE, SWAT 3, and other games from the 1990s and early 2000s. However, I don't know how to do this sort of thing, like order a custom PC and tell them what I want and what-not. But here's pretty much what I want for it:

Specifications -Windows 7 (I'll multi-boot it with XP) -Several hundred GB of hard-drive space -God-like amount of RAM (like anywhere from 15-30 thousand RAM) -2 DVD-RW drives -USB ports -A fantastic HD monitor -A fantastic video card -A fantastic sound card -3½-inch floppy drive -Everything else being extremely great and high quality

Here are some examples of new and upcoming games that I'd like it to be able to run on their highest graphical and audio settings without the game lagging: Examples of Games -Company of Heroes Online -StarCraft II -Call of Duty: Black Ops -Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online -Final Fantasy XIV -Aion: Tower of Eternity -Call of Duty: Black Ops -Medal of Honor 2010 -MechWarrior 2010 -Descent IV -Diablo III -Torchlight MMO -Torchlight II -Guild Wars 2 -Genesis A.D -KARMA: Operation Barbarossa -Civilization V -Twilight MMO -Shattered Horizon -Duke Nukem Forever -Jumpgate Evolution -Star Wars: The Old Republic -Stargate Worlds -Black Prophecy -Earthrise -World of Warcraft w/Cataclysm -Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 -Firefly MMO -Buffy the Vampire Slayer MMO -Dungeon Siege III -Lego Universe -The Agency -DC Universe Online -Halo 2: Vista -Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine -Aliens vs. Predator 3 -Aliens: Colonial Marines -Aliens RPG -Tactical Intervention -The Crossing -PlanetSide NEXT -EverQuest NEXT -APB: All Points Bulletin -Doom 4 -Lineage III -Battlestar Galactica Online -Diaspora -Battlestar Galactica: Beyond the Red Line -Blue Mars -Mirror's Edge -Dark Sun Online: The Age of Heroes -Fallout Online




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#2 8 years ago

Is there a budget limit? Which resolution are you aiming for?

As for the older games: just install Dosbox and a virutal Windows 95 and you will be able to play all kinds of games.




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#3 8 years ago

Order a custom PC ? You need to learn how to build one and save yourself a fortune ;) It's not hard at all.

Specifications -Windows 7 (I'll multi-boot it with XP) -Several hundred GB of hard-drive space -God-like amount of RAM (like anywhere from 15-30 thousand RAM) -2 DVD-RW drives -USB ports -A fantastic HD monitor -A fantastic video card -A fantastic sound card -3½-inch floppy drive -Everything else being extremely great and high quality

Windows 7 (speaks for itself) 2 tb Hard Drives are available but if your wanting speed and money is not a issue then I would suggest a Solid State HD for your windows install. Ram, 4 gb of DDR 3 should see you for a good few years yet. DDR 4 is on it's way but it will be a while before it becomes affordable and mainstream. 2 DVD-RW drives ? No Blu Ray Player to enhance your fantastic HD monitor ? Persoanlly I would go for 2 ATI 5870 in X fire but Nvidia do have there advatages. Souncards built into modern MotherBoards are more than capable of delevering excellent results. You monitor depends on the size your looking for.

You forgot Motherboard and Cpu ;)




general_kerr

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#4 8 years ago

ooh i get to spend 10 min to design a computer!

AMD Phenom 2 X6

IMO the best gaming processor ATM (I Don't do Intel - too Expensive)

I would consider this a "must" myself for an ubergamingpc.

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

$295

Motherboard There are a ton of choices for motherboards... EX: Newegg.com - ASRock 880GXH/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

these boards are what you are looking for (roughly) Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Motherboards,AMD Motherboards,AM3,2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s),DDR3 1333,16GB,ATX

$150 -Random number

RAM Your ram iz impordant! EX: Newegg.com - GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GB38GB1600C8QC

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

i'd say more is better as long as you get a 64 bit OS (you can only use 4GB on a 32 bit OS, but 32 bit would have better backwards compatibility so you may want to multiboot a selection of 32 and 64 bit Operating systems. 64 bit is what will run the new games though.)

What you are looking for is - Takes 4 ram slots (like 4X2gb or 4X4 GB) -At least DDR3 1333 Standard - Triple or quad channel kit -good Reviews.

Graphics Card: Ask the other guys about this... I say ATI and 2GB VRAM

Hard Drive I Recommend a raid 1 array to yuo sir :) 500gb-1TB Buy 2 or more of the same drive and set them up in a RAID1 array - it will help load times and protect yuor data.

Case Case is one of those major decisions i cant direct you on... get ATX size with ample air cooling.. BUT NO thermaltake LEVEL 10 cases lol.

Power Supply Again I cant direct you more than: At least 1 KW good reviews

speaker systems, monitors, etc also affect the experience.

oh and i recommend getting an additional ram set, hard drive, motherboard, and processor. (Cheap ones - Amd Sempron, 1 GB ddr3, Cheap mobo, Cheap Hard Drive (Buy 2), Cheap Graphics Card , and a Cheap 400 W PSU

So you can first build the cheaper computer then take it apart then rebuild it until you feel comfortable using your 10X cost hardware. (and then you also have spare parts for testing your components.)

back to homework...




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#5 8 years ago

Budget and uses. These are musts before we can help.

kerr, that build is strange for so many reasons... why RAID1? Why an ASRock motherboard, why an X6, why no GPU recommendation?.... right, I'll just leave that be for the minute.

To repeat: budget budget budget.




general_kerr

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#6 8 years ago

It was 10 min and i was sleepy and doing homework at the same time... lol.

*checks work* *facepalm* entered into calc wrong :facepalm:

I wasn't paying attention to brand names or anything... ill redo the post one the homework is done at it'll not look wierd. (As i agree, that IS wierd lol)




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#7 8 years ago

A floppy drive? really? Why? Why a 3 1/2, and not a 5 1/4.




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#8 8 years ago

I put a 3 1/2" drive in my current computer.

Well, technically I nicked it out of my old computer before passing it on to my brother rather than buying a new one. I think i've used it once.




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#9 8 years ago
>Omen<

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#10 8 years ago

Yeah you really need to mention budget, and be more specific about uses and even your skill level. Budget amount should include everything you need/want. Use should include even side functions like movies. Skill should include whether you know how to or are willing to learn to OC the CPU.




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