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Old 09-23-2007, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone I'm new to these forums,

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me look into building a new desktop,
The computer would mainly be used for gaming.

The game I am specifically building the computer for is "Crysis"

Here are the apparent details for the game;

Recommended Requirements:

* CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
* Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
* RAM: 1.5Gb
* HDD: 6GB
* Optical Drive: DVD
* Software: DX10 with Windows Vista
Plus maybe for the computer to be better then whats said for it to run the game smoothly at a high quality of detail.

Would anybody be able to help me figure out how much a computer of this standard would cost?
Plus what motherboard etc. would be needed to run it.


Any help on this matter would be great.

Thankyou.
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no...

for the game to run smoothly at high detail for decent resolutions with dx10 effects, you'd need atleast an 8800 gts 640mb, or maybe even a 8800 GTX

pentium D is terrible, go with C2D for gaming or even C2DE if you want to be a bit more futureproof

6 GB hard drive? You'd have major problems playing on that... your supposed to have around 25 GB free space at all times, 15 minimum

get 2 gigs (2x1gb) so they can run dual channel for your mem configuration
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I didnt mean thats what i recommend.
thats what the site says for our computer to have avalible.

Any idea of around how much this is going to cost?
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Hey Leigh1


You can build a computer capable of playing Crysis, with acceptable framerates, for about $800-1000+.
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I didnt mean thats what i recommend.
thats what the site says for our computer to have avalible.

Any idea of around how much this is going to cost?
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no...

for the game to run smoothly at high detail for decent resolutions with dx10 effects, you'd need atleast an 8800 gts 640mb (~325), or maybe even a 8800 GTX (~500)

pentium D is terrible, go with C2D (40-200) for gaming or even C2DE (100-300) if you want to be a bit more futureproof

6 GB hard drive? You'd have major problems playing on that... your supposed to have around 25 GB free space at all times, 15 minimum (20-200)

get 2 gigs (2x1gb) so they can run dual channel for your mem configuration (30-120)
there you go
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Thankyou.
It's much appreciated
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core 2 duo extreme isnt 100-300 :/
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core 2 duo extreme isnt 100-300 :/
yep.. its more like 999$ to 1500$ or higher in other situations...

so u need a Crysis Machine?

brb.. and i'll get you some links

Newegg.com - PNY VCG88GTS32XPB GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail (if you want a quad-core.. they are about $300 and worth it)
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D2P-04 - OEM
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Add a Case
and thats about near 800$
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The Corsair 520HX is overpriced at newegg. They're much cheaper at zipzoomfly.com or buy.com:

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply at ZipZoomfly
Buy.com - Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX

I'd also suggest getting the case from zipzoomfly.com, because it's free shipping.
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The Corsair 520HX is overpriced at newegg. They're much cheaper at zipzoomfly.com or buy.com:

Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply at ZipZoomfly
Buy.com - Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX

I'd also suggest getting the case from zipzoomfly.com, because it's free shipping.
i think i'm missing something vital on that list... do u know what it is?
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