$1,500 will get a rig that'll max out any game that's currently released. Even upcoming games like BF3 and Mw3 :smile.gif:
Here's what I'd suggest for $1,500:
Left you room for Peripherals if you need, so here's a Monitor that I'd suggest:
With the rig I listed above, it'll be able to Max any game out there with ease.
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Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from spearpoint
? Nope it wont run well or what? I don't really see any cards that out perform it for 160$ and only require one pcie (or however u spell it) power conector
On a separate note I'm now only getting 1 fps on lowest settings I think that's a new low for game playing for me. Even without mods at all its only 9-15 fps.
The GTX 550 Ti on which you plan to buy won't handle everything your throw at it. In fact, a GTX 460 even beats that piece of **** of a Card. If wanna card that can handle everything your throw at it, I suggest dropping Phenom II X6 1100T and get a Phenom II X4 955 BE and change the Graphics Cards to Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB or a AMD Radeon 6950 1GB. Both will be able to handle anything your throw at it, meaning it'll be able to Max out all the newest games with no problem..
Aug 20, 2011You have a shitty Integrated Intel Graphics Card which frankly, doesn't go well with Gaming.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Your Processor is pretty out-dated too (Assuming it's a Core 2 Duo)
So you'd be better off getting a new Computer if you put a good $800 - $1,000 into a Custom Desktop you can get a pretty beast build with a good upgrade path.
If your more into a Laptop, I suggest looking into Asus, MSi, Deviltech and some Toshiba Models.
Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Shortanimationz
Okay, I see you are rather confused with computers and buying.
1. Are you from the US or Canada? Newegg.com has everything you need.
2. It's 2011, Core duo's are outdated. If you have money, try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
If not, try with an AMD processor, but you should wait for that since a new line of processors are coming (Bulldozer). If you are going to buy the parts sooner or later get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
(Subtract 170 dollars from my final component result = 698$)
3. 4GB of RAM should always do the trick, but, go for 8GB of RAM. (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB))
4. That GPU is old and outdated. Give me a budget, or I'll start putting good expensive stuff like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130590
5. For an OS, get Windows 7 Home premium BUT the OEM version. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Software - Operating Systems-_-Microsoft-_-32116986
6. Please tell me your budget, so I can name Cheaper components.
I put a 868 dollar upgrade. It is expensive, and that's still without knowing your Mobo (You'll most likely have to upgrade it too) but believe me. It will blow your mind.
EDIT: Actually, with all the parts I just put, you'd be better off with a whole new computer. Battlefield 3 will be a demanding ass game, and the components you put up first won't even run it at playable frame rates. The components I put up will run literally ANYTHING.
The Phenom II X4 955 BE will be cheaper and perform the same in games.
And why EVGA? Asus has better cooling and overclocking capabilities. Your paying like what? $20 for overclocking when you can do it yourself.
Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Lysdexia9
This helps out a lot! Thank you. Is there a certain laptop brand that you would recommend??
Wow, you just completely ignored Memoscorp's build which fitted under $500 and probably helped the best out all the people here..
Shame on you.
Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Legacy SupportQuote from Pillippatty
If it starts lagging again you should change your Video Settings to this:
Smooth lighting: OFF
GUI Scale: auto
Render distance: start with normal. Move down if lag continues.
Performence: MAX FPS / BALANCED
View bobbing: does not matter
Advanced openGL: OFF
Well, aren't you Captain Obvious?
Aug 20, 2011Infired posted a message on Minecraft Speed/Optimization Guide V 2.4_1 Updated on Mar 14, 2013Posted in: Java Edition SupportQuote from Calinou
About one part of the guide:
30FPS is not smooth but is playable (if you ever played a FPS, irony). 60FPS is smooth and most human eyes see up to 100FPS.
30FPS is smooth. Youtube only plays there videos at 30FPS.
Aug 20, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Toilet_Ninja
How do I access my computer specs? :tongue.gif:
I'm new to this.
Either the Windows Key + R and type dxdiag
You can download Speccy:
It'll be easier if you used Speccy since it displays all your computer specs.
Aug 19, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from xMcNerdx
How much better does the 560 ti do against the regular 560? And how much better is it than just a 460?
EDIT: Should I just get this
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ?
The GTX 560 is a re-branded version of the GTX 460, same shader cores but just with higher stock clocks. The 560 Ti has a redesigned GPU Core, Higher Stock Clock, can be overclocked better and has 384 Shader Cores, compared to the 336 Shader Cores that the GTX 560 and 460 have. So the GTX 560 Ti is the true successor to the GTX 460.
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Okay, I'm just gonna go with the one that I said above. I'm changing my RAM to G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL . If anyone sees anything that I should change for the better, please tell me. I will try to tell my dad this weekend, and hopefully we can work this out. Now I just gotta get back to selling legos...wohoo...Oh btw my bow sold on ebay for $125, they got a really good deal, we were hoping it would go for more, but atleast that's some more money to add to the fund. We were freaking out earlier when my dad saw that some of his old HESS toy trucks from when he was my age were on ebay for thousands of dollars, but unfortunately the ones that we have are the only ones that aren't valuable :sad.gif: . Oh well.
You'd save a few dollars if you just went with 1333MHz RAM, since there is no speed difference between 1333MHz RAM and 1600MHz RAM.
Aug 19, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Tibbz2
i7 is ofc great.
Well 8GB RAM is good, but 1600MHz would be better.
The GTX 560 is a good card, but id rather the 560ti...
Difference between i7 and the i5 is that the i7 has Hyperthreading. Which doesn't help at all in gaming.
There is literally no difference in speed with the 1333MHz RAM and 1600MHz RAM. So it'd be better to get 1333MHz RAM.
The GTX 560 is a re-branded GTX 460, has 336 Shader Cores as opposed to the GTX 560 Ti's 384 Shader Cores, so yes the GTX 560 Ti is hell of a lot better.
Aug 19, 2011Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from dcirusc28
they're good parts actually. they may not be excellent parts are great parts but for what i paid for them they are petty good. if you read what i posted whats new is the cpu , motherboard, ram, OS, case, graphics card. are the other stuff is what i had from a previous build like i said i had a budget. and i dont need or want some overpriced cpu + graphics card to play 1 game when i know this rig ive built is good for a few years like i said not the greatest rig but its a good rig.
Keep thinking that.
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