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Can someone show me a Single-Core Rig to bust Oblivion?

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I want to build a cheap Single-Core AM2 system to crack Oblivion with a whip, and I don't want to spend over $700. Someone show me some love!
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post #2 of 52
Not doable. You need at least $1000.
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post #3 of 52
and you need dual core.
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post #4 of 52
You don't need dual-core but you do need some serious video power which means a 8800 or SLI.
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post #5 of 52
I dunno why you would bother, imo Amd is usually more expensive in a price/performance ratio now then Intel, actually never thought I'd see that happen. Just for an example I was browsing throught newegg and I saw an 820 cpu for $99 and a single core am2 3200+ for $91.
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post #6 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
You don't need dual-core but you do need some serious video power which means a 8800 or SLI.
but what single core can run those? I'm not much of an AMD man.
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post #7 of 52
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I want to build a cheap Single-Core AM2 system to crack Oblivion with a whip, and I don't want to spend over $700. Someone show me some love!
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post #8 of 52
Even the 3000$ rigs can sometimes have frame issues in Oblivion.

Infact i've heard even SLI g80s have a hard time setting it on ultra.
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post #9 of 52
Crack oblivion with a whip? You're looking at 2GB of ram, a conroe, and either an 8800GTX or high end SLI/Crossfire. Might want RAID too, for those huge textures.
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post #10 of 52
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but what single core can run those? I'm not much of an AMD man.
With a powerful enough video setup any decent overclocked AMD CPU can.
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