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Customizer

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#1 11 years ago

Just wondering how long I have of using my PC before the games get bigger and too much for my PC to handle at close to maxed out graphics?

Specs...

Operating System: Windows XP version 2002 service pack 2.

Manufacturer: HP

Processor: AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 5000+

Memory: 2045mb RAM

Direct X version: 9

GPU: Radeon x1950 pro 512mb

When I will have to upgrade my PC, can someone give me a build that is built mainly for gaming and under 1200$? (including keyboard, mouse, moniter ect.)

Thanks




marvinmatthew

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#2 11 years ago

"At close to maxed out graphics"...

That's the key phrase. Your 1950 is going to keep you set for another nine months to a year. Graphics technology is advancing so fast that cards are becoming dated/obsolete faster than ever.

As for recommending you a new build, let's wait and see were computer hardware is in nine months to a year.




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#3 11 years ago

Agreed but this fast growing tech. sucks sorta then. Keeping up with games is becoming expensive and annoying anymore.




*The.Doctor

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#4 11 years ago

That should do you good for awhile. First thing that will need upgrading in the future is the graphics card. But that X1950 will last a long time if you don't mind turning the settings down a bit.




Hellknight1993

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#5 11 years ago
Customizer;3700679Agreed but this fast growing tech. sucks sorta then. Keeping up with games is becoming expensive and annoying anymore.

Best thing Ive read all day! Remember, and I say this alot I know, sorry, but the makers of such cards/games/software are in a massive spin so big and and so fast they want us, the paying public to keep forking out on new stuff when in the real world most of the hardware we run now can cope with these so called new games etc. Dont be tricked!!




Kilobyte

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#6 11 years ago

Plus, these games should be able to run on older systems fairly well. If Half-Life 2 is any indication. You could run that game fairly well on a system that was less than half what the top of the line system was at the time.




Kwould

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#7 11 years ago

QFT. But Half-Life 2 isn't exactly a good game to benchmark on, only because it's engine is so damn efficient compared to most others, almost making it the exception to the rule. Sometimes I think that game producers are in cahoots with the hardware makers; Intentionally making their engines require huge amounts of hardware resources so we, the consumers, have to go buy new stuff!




marvinmatthew

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#8 11 years ago

Oh hell, it's (us) consumers pushing the software developers to create better looking games. That's why video cards are becoming so obsolete so quickly, because the games are evolving so fast.




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#9 11 years ago

If GPU's are becoming so obsolete this quick and games keep getting more demanding, then how would a quad core help with that? Surly they aren't coming out with newer and better processors left and right. I just want to be able to smoothly play those awesome looking upcoming games like QW, Alan Wake, and Crysis. Maybe just upgrading my duo to a quad and maybe in a year or so upgrading my GPU? I wish the PC was as simple as my 360.




marvinmatthew

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#10 11 years ago
Customizer;3701584If GPU's are becoming so obsolete this quick and games keep getting more demanding, then how would a quad core help with that? Surly they aren't coming out with newer and better processors left and right. I just want to be able to smoothly play those awesome looking upcoming games like QW, Alan Wake, and Crysis. Maybe just upgrading my duo to a quad and maybe in a year or so upgrading my GPU? I wish the PC was as simple as my 360.

If the PC was a simple as the 360, you wouldn't be able to upgrade your computer, and you'd be stuck with the same level of graphics for six or seven years.

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