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I'm sorry, but what? A Pentium 3 rig can handle flash games with ease. I fail to see why "your friend" needs even MORE power than a beastly i7 + GTX 480 rig to play Farmville.

I would advise your friend to take his money and go out and have some fun and get off Facebook.
Definitely. There is more to life than playing Farmville on facebook lol that game is the worst game ive ever seen. Ive never played it and will never play it.
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You need help building a computer when there's a budget in mind like for example $1000. $6500 is hardly a budget, maybe for a used car but not a computer. Just buy all the best stuff out right now and maybe you'll come close.
    
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I could be wrong here, but I would bet that this post is actually a "Build me an Unlimited Budget Computer" post in disguise.

If it is real, $6500 is fairly difficult to attain without using ridiculous hardware like multiple PCIx SSDs
 
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The humanity! I feel for you on this. One of the bigwigs at my work wanted a similar solution to a performance issue with one of our network applications. I calmly explained that a new rig wouldn't help in the slightest (he already had a dual xenon workstation), but my pleas fell on def ears. I finally had to explain it like this:

Me: "A new computer isn't going to make this any faster."

Them: "What do you mean? It's over two years old, they haven't come out with anything better?"

Me: "The problem is that your machine is faster than the server" (not exactly true)

Them: "Well then upgrade the server!"

I put a flash cache in the server, set it's QOS to prioritize packets to his machine first, and laid down a 10Gb/sec direct fiber connection between said bigwig's workstation and the server. "Problem" solved.

Just explain to your friend that the only solution is a better internet connection / router / home network. Do whatever you can to decrease latency within his LAN, replace his Cable/DSL/FiOS modem with the beefiest thing possible, and tell him the issue is now with his ISP. This will of course be 100% true, and now he can complain to them. You're off the hook, and his "problem" might even improve noticeably. You could also install NoScript, Ghosty, or something similar to block 3rd party ads on his machine. These are often responsible for slowing down page loads significantly.

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post #15 of 29
It's not going to make his cyber-crops mature any faster rolleyes.gif
eh..It's a nice comp..Farmville's not going to be any faster,though .. :lachen.gif:

:eek.gif: You could buy a 5-acre farm for that :eek.gif:
 
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maybe this can http://store.apple.com/us/configure/Z0M4?



update:oh wait its a mac it can't play games i am sorry for not meeting your requirements
     
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I'm actually inclined to believe that rig struggles with Farmville. Why? Because Farmville and every other Zynga game is terribly coded and needs a ridiculous amount of single-thread performance to run smoothly when you visit those big farms (I'm not kidding, it really eats up any processor out there.)

The best solution to play flash games would be to buy an i5-3570K with the best Z77-motherboard you can find for overclocking, the fastest set of 4GB RAM you can get, a nice stable SSD, phase-change cooling, and then disable two cores and overclock the hell out of that CPU.
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post #18 of 29
375

Can that play farmville?


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Originally Posted by Arni90 View Post

I'm actually inclined to believe that rig struggles with Farmville. Why? Because Farmville and every other Zynga game is terribly coded and needs a ridiculous amount of single-thread performance to run smoothly when you visit those big farms (I'm not kidding, it really eats up any processor out there.)
The best solution to play flash games would be to buy an i5-3570K with the best Z77-motherboard you can find for overclocking, the fastest set of 4GB RAM you can get, a nice stable SSD, phase-change cooling, and then disable two cores and overclock the hell out of that CPU.

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post #19 of 29
Going about it all wrong--he's definitely going to need dual Xeons.

And now that I've wasted some of your time, I just wanted to say thanks for wasting ours. rolleyes.gif
    
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post #20 of 29
LOL... this thread....

6500$ farmville build, he asked for it. biggrin.gif

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That's 6495$. Farm that wheat!
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