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So,I'll be getting a new PC this March and I wanna play borderlands 2:GOTY edition.My questions are
1.The Steam page says 20GB HD space.But how much GB will the DLCs take up?I need to know this because I'll have to get a connection with a download limit and I want to get an approximate time to fully download it.I'll get my internet speed the bare minumum so I can download it in sensible time.
2.Most of my other games are bought via DVD but I hear that Steam goes into downloading them even if you have it anyway.How can I solve this?
3.What will be the internet speed required to play games online without lag?I'm talking games like Crysis 3 and Titanfall. All answers are greatly appriciated!
    
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So,I'll be getting a new PC this March and I wanna play borderlands 2:GOTY edition.My questions are
1.The Steam page says 20GB HD space.But how much GB will the DLCs take up?I need to know this because I'll have to get a connection with a download limit and I want to get an approximate time to fully download it.I'll get my internet speed the bare minumum so I can download it in sensible time.
2.Most of my other games are bought via DVD but I hear that Steam goes into downloading them even if you have it anyway.How can I solve this?
3.What will be the internet speed required to play games online without lag?I'm talking games like Crysis 3 and Titanfall. All answers are greatly appriciated!

1. The steam page says Recommended 20GB, but "required" only 13GB. Also, checking some of the DLCs they seem to be around 20-50MB each, so a estimate would be 15GB minimum HDD required, but obviously 20GB free recommended. I would estimate a maximum of 15GB worth of downloading for the game and the DLC's, but could be as little as 10GB, if the content is compressed well.

2. It depends on the game. Most games can be "installed" from the DVD itself, but some games are so big that they wouldn't even fit into two dual-layer DVD's, so these must be downloaded obviously.

3. Most games require only a 1Mbit (not Mbyte) connection to play well, some games work fine even with just a 56k connection. The games system requirements/recommendations usually tell the recommended connection speed.
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1.Thanks a lot!Are they similar to every game?And BTW,it also says minimum of 20GB.
2.So games beyond about 10-12GB.
3.Yeah,you're right.
    
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Any possibility of taking your rig to a friend's house to do the major downloads?
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Theirs' will be slower!Just having internet is enough for most people in India.
    
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