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Old 12-25-2008, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CPU:

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4GHz (800MHz) Socket 775 1MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

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ASUS P5K AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 eSATA 8channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

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OCZ 2GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!

GPU:

Force3D HD 3850 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

Will this run GTAIV reasonably well at 1440x900 and also how much of an upgrade will it be over:

3800+ X2 2Ghz
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Or is it worth just throwing a nice GPU in there?

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Old 12-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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awww get the dual e8400 processor if your gaming and on such a budget...
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So I'm on a tight budget and you recomend a 130 cpu..
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry :/ It is worth it. Also check out Newegg, its the best out there.
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Newegg does not ship to England..

Nick it looks fine and it will.. maybe get an e5200 and see if you can find an HD 4670 (if it does not increase your price too much)
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PowerColor HD 3870 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI TV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

not sure how much performance you can get out of it, but i think for 13 more it'd be worth it.

if not, looks good to me.
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I would look at the E5200, it is a incredible overclocker but is still reasonably priced.

Also the 8800gs, 9600gso, hd 3850, and hd 4670 all have similar performance so I would go with whichever of them is the cheapest.
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Ok, this is a tad more but it looks good.

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ASUS P5K AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 eSATA 8channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

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Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

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On my current rig I can play WaW at 1440x900 at 75hz with no AA, no spec map and no depth of field and everything else on and I get 20-35fps, how much improvement will I see do you reckon? Also I'm looking into getting GTAIV and am wondering how that would run at 1440x900.

Also would I be able to hit 3Ghz with the E5200 coupled with a Zalman CNPS9500, which I know isn't the best but I love the way it looks

Thanks a lot puddle, peter and vern. And Beck I completely see your point but when you have 500 in your bank it's not the best idea
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np and you should be able to hit 3 no problem. You should be able to hit like 45-60 in waw with better settings. and i think gtaiv will run decently. like meh settings and a meh res.
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You should hit 4.0ghz man!

GTA IV Med, @ 1440x900 gets around 14FPS on Vista, around 28 on XP (but my HD 3850 is OC'ed a lot)
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