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Neighbor Kid

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#1 10 years ago

Hey all its been a while since i posted. but ive got a dilema and i dont want to F up and buy the wrong stuff but currently i run

Athlon 64 3500 ~2.2 GHz 6800GT PCIE 256MB 1 Gig of Kingston (unfotunatly i dont knwo the Pc version but i know when i start up it says 200MHZ but i think its more than that)

thats my current.. my old was

AMD Athlon 3200 which i believe was 2.1 GHz X850 PRo 256 AGP 2 Gigs Corsair PC3200 Ram ( i knwo i need ram )

Now i run BF2 on low graphics for teh system above.. and teh current system is not a whole lot better its a cool case with fans and lights but any way not the point.. it doewnt run BF2 to the way i want it even on low to Med graphics.. i still get like 45-15 FPS. which to me i cant play it so i was wondering if waht im currently looking at is a good deal/ would make my computer run BF2 on high Graphics with good FPS here it is

MSI K9N SLI-F Motherboard CPU Bundle - v2.0, AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.20GHz OEM, OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) at TigerDirect.com

link to a AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.20GHz OEM, that comes with OCZ PC6400 Ram (800MHZ) 2 gigs.. ( obviously room to upgrade) Price $299 and a MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB card Price $184 on newegg

i figured i might as well up the mobo ( its in the combo) if i up the processor. do you all think that these posted here would run my Pc with High graphics and obtain High FPs ( hoping for atleast 60 at all times).

or instead of an MSI MOBO what about Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Phenom X4 9500 Processor 2.20GHz OEM, 2GB DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Memory at TigerDirect.com Asus MOBO with 2gigs of PC6400 Corsair with the same processor at Price $314 i like and trust corsair ram but what do you all think of the current selection? when answering this please put what you think about teh above given parts that i possibly will buy and then please put your input of waht you would prefer to buy

( i am on a small budget so lets not get to crazy) i was also told the Intel Q6600 was better than the quad? i went to a cpu place and askd teh techy said teh quad would be fine but i decided to ask fro second opinions to get the most outa me Computer before i go to college i wanted to take care of my problems now so i can run BF2 and mods and other gaems such as the upcoming DOW2 on high graphics and not lag/FPS droppage any opinions are welcome jsut remember im sorry but im on a low budget




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#2 10 years ago

For FH2 you'd probably want a dual core processor, at least 2 gigs of RAM, and 3850 to run on high with 50+ FPS I believe.

Could you be more specific on your budget?




Neighbor Kid

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#3 10 years ago

around 500-600ish or so mabye a bit more and whats 3850?




Neighbor Kid

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#4 10 years ago

sorry to double... but is the ATI 3850 better than the 8800GT? from waht reviews im looking at on newegg its 164 and peeps saying it runs better than 2 8800GT"s




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#5 10 years ago
Neighbor Kidsorry to double... but is the ATI 3850 better than the 8800GT? from waht reviews im looking at on newegg its 164 and peeps saying it runs better than 2 8800GT"s

No, the 3850 is not as fast as the 8800GT. The 3870 is very close though.




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#6 10 years ago

so i should just stay witht eh 8800GT?




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#7 10 years ago

If you would want a better price to performance ratio, then I would stay with the 8800 GT for now and eventually possibly if you even wanted go SLI if your mobo supports it.