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Windows Does it play Crysis? and anything else really?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by ev1lm1nd666, 11 Jul 2011.

  1. ev1lm1nd666

    ev1lm1nd666 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys, I've just upgraded my rather feeble graphics card to something that might actually allow me to use it for gaming and I'm looking for recommended titles to try pc gaming properly for the first time...(don't wanna be buying a load of games if my pc can't handle them...)

    System specs are -
    Antec 300 case with all 5 fan mounts used
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 - 2.6Ghz
    Asus M2a-vm hdmi mobo
    2gb Hynix DDR2 800 Ram
    XFX 9800GTX+ 512MB (oc'd to 800Mhz)
    Samsung F3 500 and 1TB HDDs
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    1920x1080 resolution monitor

    I'm a console gamer :wallbash: but I'd love to become a pc gamer :rock: so any advice on what I my machuine could handle would be great thanks
     
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  2. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    As posted in another similar thread;

    http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

    Try that to see what you can chuck at it. Though in all reality, other than a lot of tweaking, you're coming close to a bit of an overhaul.
     
  3. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    I used to have a 5200+ and a HD4670, they could just about pull of Crysis on High at 1280x1024 so yours will do better.

    You're going to need to upgrade at some point though.
     
  4. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    2GB RAM and the graphics card will hold you back. Both can be upgraded very cheaply.
     
  5. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    That is quite cool, although do you know a site that will let you manually put in your system settings to test out?
     
  6. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Can't say that I know of one to be honest, sorry.
     
  7. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Minimodder

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    That processor will hold it back as well, especially in games like Crysis. Less CPU intensive games will be fine though. The processor is a pretty cheap upgrade too, the first Phenom IIs are AM2+ (like mine) so they'll fit in standard AM2 boards and will help out a lot.

    Ph4Zed is right in saying the RAM and graphics card will hold that rig back and they'll grant the biggest frame rate gains when upgraded. Make sure your PSU is up to the task though.

    Oh, and another thing, what resolution are you gaming at?
     
  8. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Actual performance will really depend on resolution here. CPU/GPU/RAM are really starting to lag behind, but it should still be able to play most anything (on lower settings mind you). I personally wouldn't invest in demanding games without a bit of an upgrade.
     
  9. ev1lm1nd666

    ev1lm1nd666 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the advice guys, my mobo has started dying on my so a new cpu, mobo and ram are going to be bought soon....only got a budget of £200 give or take £20 so this should be interesting....

    Can't afford intel kit so looking at Athlon II 640 Quad Core
    or
    Phenom II X2 560 Dual Core
    Not sure which would be best, dual core with 7mb cache or quad core with only 2mb cache...machine will be gaming, video encoding and folding (both cpu and gpu)
    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3
    2x 4GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.65V.
    Total cost from Scan is £190 - £200

    Very budget kit but needs must and it will be a decent step forward compared to the kit i have.
    if anyone knows of any thing faster for around the same money i'm very open to suggestions/advice

    Cheers in advance guys
     
  10. Scroome

    Scroome Minimodder

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    Not actually true my friend.

    Having a very quick peruse this morning (it's 06:30 and had no coffee...ugh) I managed to basically find the MB, Processor and Ram from Bit-Techs Affordable All-Rounder for £149.19 at PC-Titan. I'm not saying get it from them specifically, but a decent Intel kit IS affordable.

    That's the Core i3-2100, Asus P8H67-M LE and 4GB DDR3 1,333.

    The Core i3-2100 will easily slap that X2 560 right accross the chops. Will also consume less power doing it ;)

    Hell, if you can stretch the budget an extra twenty, you could swipe an HD 5770 off of e-bay. That should get you right set. I got my second 5770 off ebay for £59.87 Bargainlicious!.
     

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