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Same here smile.gif


Anyway...

Just thought I'd post what I now have and how much it cost smile.gif

The rig itself - E5200 cpu - £88.99
2gig ram
9500GT gpu

Mouse & Keyboard - Argos value range - £11.98


Monitor - Compaq 20" CRT - £5

Desk - £35


So far that puts my PC at £140.97...that is very good for a PC that *should* run games like skyrim and bf3..
Edited by LazzurusMan - 2/12/12 at 2:51pm
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Same here smile.gif
Anyway...
Just thought I'd post what I now have and how much it cost smile.gif
The rig itself - E5200 cpu - £88.99
2gig ram
9500GT gpu
Mouse & Keyboard - Argos value range - £11.98

Monitor - Compaq 20" CRT - £5
Desk - £35
So far that puts my PC at £140.97...that is very good for a PC that *should* run games like skyrim and bf3..

Probably not either well though.. I know a 9800GT runs BF3 on the minimum at 30fps.. It'll run anything but those really.. Well it might be alright with skyrim! thumb.gif

Any other game you can play on minimum/medium i'm guessing. Apart from GTA IV, i wouldn't even bother with that! tongue.gif
 
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Okay...well I should get a decent amount of money for my birthday...you only turn 18 once XD


I'm thinking of looking into the AMD range...I prefer the ATI cards...don't know why...I just do...any suggestions for around £40?
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Okay...well I should get a decent amount of money for my birthday...you only turn 18 once XD


I'm thinking of looking into the AMD range...I prefer the ATI cards...don't know why...I just do...any suggestions for around £40?

I'm not sure what shopping is like over there honestly. But you can regularly find 8800GT, 9800GT, GTS250 (9800GTX, 8800GTS 512) for around $30-50 USD or so. That would hands down be a huge upgrade for you. If the budget is higher than that, next step up would be an HD5770 or a GTS450.
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Radeon 4870, 5770, 4890 biggrin.gif But nvidia is just as good. gtx 260 and gtx 275 sould be in that price bracket among all the card's pioneerisloud mentioned.
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Radeon 4870, 5770, 4890 biggrin.gif But nvidia is just as good. gtx 260 and gtx 275 sould be in that price bracket among all the card's pioneerisloud mentioned.

Oh yeah, I forgot about the 4870 and 4890's. smile.gif I miss my 4890...that was such an epic card.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about the 4870 and 4890's. smile.gif I miss my 4890...that was such an epic card.

Still rocking 4890 crossfire biggrin.gif
    
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post #248 of 298
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Ouch...4870's are going for nearly £100 on ebay...doubt I'll be able to get one of them in the near future...


Just to clarify...what do you guys think the limits are for the 9500GT?
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Umm. Minecraft? wink.gif Jk, but you should be able to get away with anything on the source engine, most total war games, all of the cod's, league of legends, ect. Most low power games and probably all dx9 games you should be able to run on medium to high settings.
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Any idea what performance...if any...I'd get on things like Skyrim and Bf3?




Or...at the farthest end of the spectrum...Crysis 2? lachen.gif
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