Guide me to Buy a Good PC for Heavy Games..

February 15, 2010 at 04:01:39
Specs: Windows XP
Dear Friends,
I want to buy a new PC to play heavy graphic games like Assassain Creed 2 , Call of Duty Modern warfare 2, Saboteur, Bio-Shock, etc,,
So please guide me which things i buy?

Some one suggest me
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8
RAM: 3 GB +
Video Card: 4870 +

Are these accessories are Enough/ Good to play heavy games?

(I already have 120 GB Hard-Disk).

Please guide me which PC i buy?

Waiting your Guidance and Reply...

Regards,

Naveed


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#1
February 15, 2010 at 04:43:06
Dear Naveed,
You should by Pentium D, for playing high graphic games.
You don't need these suggestions, because it is higher than Pentium 4, but check the graphics card of it.

Term Paper


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#2
February 15, 2010 at 07:17:06
C'mon "Term Paper", it's 2010. The Pentium 4 sucks & so does the Pentium D...always did & always will. They were some of the worst CPUs to come out of Intel.

Naveed,

You're on the right track with the Core 2 Duo or you might wanna consider an AMD system with an Athlon II X2. If you go with an Intel system make sure to get a board based on the P43 or P45 chipset. If you go with AMD, get a board based on the AMD 700 series chipset & make sure the southbridge is either an SB710 or SB750 that supports ACC.

"I already have 120 GB Hard-Disk"

Time to retire that old drive or use it for something else. The hard drive is the slowest piece of hardware in the system. Get one based on the latest technology.

Use this article to help select a video card:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#3
February 15, 2010 at 09:39:04
If I was building a modest performance machine today, I'd skip the C2D & go for something like the Core i5-750 & a P55 based motherboard. And for the video card, I'd go with the HD 4890 or GTX 275. Ultimately, it all comes down to you, but you can't go wrong with the suggestions given, with the exception of Term Paper's.

The downside is, you don't have much of an upgrade path with the LGA 1156 socket, but then again, who upgrades just their processor these days.

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#4
February 15, 2010 at 11:36:31
Follow jam advice 4 budget system and sabertooth advice if u have some xtra $ to spend. Hd 4870 can play any modern games in high settings, if u really like it go 4 it.

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#5
February 15, 2010 at 11:51:12
Ideal performance-mainstream gaming rig, with links:

Intel CPU - Core i5 750 ($194.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
or AMD CPU - Phenom II X4 955 ($159.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Intel motherboard - Asus P7P55D ($136.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
or AMD Motherboard - Asus M4A77TD AM3 ($76.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Memory - 4GB of DDR3-1600 ($98.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Video - Radeon HD 5850 ($256)
http://www.ncixus.com/products/4414...
Display - At least 1080p ($199)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Case and Power - Antec Sonata III with an Antec Earthwatts 500W power supply ($114.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

OS - Win7 Home Premium, x64 ($104.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

So, for a complete high-performance system w/ monitor (reuse your optical and hard drives), you'd spend around $1000-1100, depending on the CPU and motherboard. Of course, you can save money by using your existing monitor, OS, case, and PSU (if it's strong enough).

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#6
February 15, 2010 at 16:19:05
lmao...rofl. Pentium D

"a soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon"


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#7
February 15, 2010 at 18:23:26
Dear SaberTooth,
I don't have much $ to expense. I am planning to follow Jam's advice and trying to buy a new Intel Core 2 duo Processor, because my Pocket-Money can afford that. Dear Friends, can someone tell me that are these accessories are enough to play heavy graphic games,

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 (6M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
2 GB RAM

And also one more Question?
The Games that Recommend 3GB of RAM,would play well on 2GB RAM.

I am going to Buy these accessories. So please at last i am also want to know your suggestions.

Regards,

Naveed.


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#8
February 15, 2010 at 18:31:14
Also tell me that above accessories are upgrade-able or not?
I mean to say that after 1 year or more time i can upgrade these things or not?

I will wait for your kind reply.

Regards,

Naveed


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#9
February 15, 2010 at 20:50:50
@jackbomb
both amd and intel system u listed cost alot.

@naveed
socket 775 is already dead but still holds great cpu's. Socket 1156,1366 will be dead next year. But u can still upgrade the graphic card. Why change hd 4870 to 8800gt? There's a huge gape btw 4870 & 8800gt and i think the end of 8800/9800gt is near. Try hd 4850. It's better to have more ram but 2gb will play modern games with high settings.
E8400 is a fine cpu. As jam said in resp #2 if u stick with intel cpu better buy board based on intel chipset.

jackbomb is your piii still tickin'?


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#10
February 15, 2010 at 21:20:00
"both amd and intel system u listed cost alot."

Remember when a mere midrange system cost $2500 without a monitor? :-)

"jackbomb is your piii still tickin'?"

Of course it is. In fact, I hear it pumping music upstairs right now...lol

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#11
February 16, 2010 at 00:47:54
$2500? Mh no way!! that too much. Tell me system with c2d e8500, 4gb ram, 9800gtx+, p45 board, 250 hdd, dvd ram drive, keyboard + mouse. What do u consider? Medium or low end system?

nice to hear your piii still tickin'.


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