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post #31 of 39
Would be pointless seeing how it wouldn't be strong enough to do 1080p.
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can a xbox be unlocked to a quad core?
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i doubt the PIII in the xbox can be unlocked to anything..
    
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I don't know what speed the RAM in a xbox360 is, I've never even seen a game played on one...

But if your friend is on a budget, slower 1GB sticks of DDR2 are at newegg for under $20

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...Size=20&Page=2

But even to run Win XP and most any half new games, I'd recommend 3-4 GBs
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keep in mind console games are hyper optimized because developers don't need to optimize for more than 1 configuration. so i say

core 2 duo at 2.5GHz
1GB ram
7200 HDD
and 9600GT video card
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My athlon x2,and 5770 combo put my xbox 360 and my ps3 game play to shame.Just throwing that out for those recommending the 5770.Xbox 360 game play could be had on a pc with a much cheaper set up.
    
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
keep in mind console games are hyper optimized because developers don't need to optimize for more than 1 configuration. so i say

core 2 duo at 2.5GHz
1GB ram
7200 HDD
and 9600GT video card
and windows xp
anything more recent and you'll run into system RAM bottlenecks.
I don't think 9600 GT is sufficient though, more like 8800/9800 GT
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post #38 of 39
You'd need a system that can play most of today's popular pc games at medium settings at 1366 x 768.

Just trying to match the hardware of the xbox won't work because the xbox is built to play games from the ground up and it's optimized by the devs to play good looking games at good frames.

q6600
2 gigs of ram
8800 gt

The problem now is that in 2-3 years, the devs will be super devs with the xbox and will be able to produce better looking games with the hardware while the hardware needed on the pc will need to get beefier.
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post #39 of 39
so what's the point even if you buy a pc similar tech spec as xbox 360 you won't be able to play any xbox 360 ported games on that pc, it would run like crap on that 5 year old computer tech pc.

Remember when xbox 360 console came out first in the market, developer were saying it will take at least two year before pc can catch up to xbox 360 graphic engine.
Edited by fatmario - 3/21/11 at 8:01pm
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