I'm looking at getting a new computer soon and I hope to upgrade a bit from my current one. Right now I can play BF2 semi-decent but plenty of room for improvement. This one is 5 years old and has been run HARD.
Current specs are:
Dell Dimension 8300
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
ATI Radeon 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X
Anything else you need please let me know.
Does the processor's performance get worse with time and use? I know when I first started playing BF2 when this computer was new it ran so smoothly on high settings but now I get a bit of video/graphics lag.
Also, the new computer will be a Dell. Work has a pretty good discount on Dell parts.
If any of y'all can recommend what to get on a new computer to be able to run high end games decently I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
I'm going to put different parts in with the customize option on Dell's website. If anybody could go through and see what parts would benefit me the most I'd appreciate it.
Here's a link to the Dell XPS 630
Here's one to the Dell XPS 730x
Here's what I'm looking at right now.
Dell XPS 630
Intel® Core™2 Q9400 (6MB,2.66GHz, 1333FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
XPS Standard System Cooling
SLi, Dual nVidia GeForce 9800GT 512MB or CrossFireX, Dual ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB not sure which yet
6GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs
All that comes out to $1,319. Not too bad I don't think. Anybody see any weak spots in that setup or something I should change?