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BUilding a computer to play Half life 2...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stew, 14 Dec 2004.

  1. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    I already have a Hard drive, psu and case and dvd drives, but am totally out of it as to what hardwear (mobo, cpu, ram GFX card) I would need to run it. I'm talking real bang for buck performance here.

    ANyone got any suggestions?

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  2. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    What sort of budget you got for it?
     
  3. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    lets say £400, although I dunno if thats enough for something decent....

    thats for mobo, cpu, ram + gfx
     
  4. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    It's possible to squeeze a s754 into that price easily, if that's good enough for you. Probably with a decent Sempron, 6600GT and 512mb of ram, pushing for 1gb

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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Okay here are the prices according to ebuyer

    -6600GT:£145

    -Gigabyte NF3 Mobo:£63

    -s754 Sempron 3100+:£79

    -1GB DDR400 Corsair Value Select Memory:£105

    Total >>£392<<

    Hope this helps!!!

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  6. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    I pleased you posted that I was wondering what the hell an sempron was.

    Great stuff I'll go tell my mate the prices

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  7. kergareth

    kergareth What's a Dremel?

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    sry, alex has better suggestions. (Was doing price research while he posted)
     
  8. blah

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    Are you taking the ***** a 5200? DO NOT BUY THIS CARD!!!!
     
  9. Stew

    Stew Disgruntled Postal Worker

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    just to throw a spanner in, what sort of ATI card would fit the bill?

    not a great fan of geforces anymore
     
  10. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    The x700 would be the competing ATi card.
     
  11. blknoel

    blknoel What's a Dremel?

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    x700 pro then?

    ranging 120-140

    i think it should be capable of HL2 medium settings
     
  12. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    wtf? :confused:

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  13. blah

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    the X700 should be able to play it nearly at top everything, the X700 is better than my 9800Pro and mine runs fine on everything full at 4 x AA and 2 x AF or something. I was just saying don't buy the FX5200, not being rude but it is a really bad idea. Buy a 9800 Pro second hand or a new 6600GT.
     
  14. AngelOfRage

    AngelOfRage Minimodder

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    my 9600 pro runs HL2 fine on all high settings at 1024x768, with 2x AA.
     
  15. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Oh right...but did anyone actually suggest a 5200?

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  16. dead_man

    dead_man Confucious say: WTF???

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    ^^^
    nope. and isnt the x700 pci-e?
     
  17. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    you should get an

    amd 64 3000+ s939 cpu £100
    s939 nforce 3 ultra mobo £80-90
    6600GT graphics card £120
    good dual channel 2x256 ram or 1 gb of ok ram £80-110

    about £400 :thumb:
     
  18. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I saw a benchmark that showed the 9800Pro/XT versus the 6600GT in HL2. IIRC the 9800Pro came out on top, so if the system's purely being built for HL2, then the 9800 would be a better bet, and it's cheaper :)
     
  19. blah

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    He has edited his post which said a FX5200:

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    sry, alex has better suggestions. (Was doing price research while he posted)
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  20. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Id definitely reccomend a 9800 pro over a 6600 if your primary objective is Half Life 2.

    My reccomendation on hardware is an Athlon 64 2800+ or 3000+ (socket 754), Nforce 3 motherboard, 9800 pro, and 512 MB to 1 Gigabyte of RAM.
     

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