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    A Straw? And Fruit? Bazzlad's Avatar
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    New PC

    Bought a New PC last night, as I'm moving into a new house on Saturday and fancied a nice network
    Here's the specs:
    OR what I can Remember:

    AMD ATHLON 64 3000+
    512 DDR ram
    120 gb Hdd
    Gforce FX 5600(?something like that) with onboard 128ddr ram
    17" tft

    £799

    What do you think? Agent reckons I'll need a new graphics card to play doom 3 and half life 2 (that news came as a blow!)

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    yeah.. a NEW card IF you fancy watching it with all the bells ringing and the whistles blowing. But the games should run well enough on that.

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    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
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    [H]ardOCP have had DIII running on a 1.5GHz P4 with GF4 MX440 graphics:

    As of this afternoon we were playing DOOM 3 on a 1.5GHz Pentium 4 box with a GeForce 4 MX440 video card and having a surprisingly good gaming experience. Even a subtle jump to an AMD 2500+ with a GeForce 3 video card that is two years old will deliver a solid gaming experience that will let you enjoy the game the way id Software designed it to be...Seriously, as we mentioned a few pages ago, we are seeing levels of IQ and framerate performance that we simply thought would not be possible out of hardware that we once guessed would not even work with DOOM 3.
    HardOCP review

    On that basis, I'd say "wait and see".

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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
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      • Storage:
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      • PSU:
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    A new card for sure if you want it to look like the pics on the box. You really could do with another 512 ram aswell- a gig is getting to be standard now.

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    i have another 512, just didnt come with it
    The main game I want is the online matrix game, im sure it'll cope with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzlad
    What do you think? Agent reckons I'll need a new graphics card to play doom 3 and half life 2 (that news came as a blow!)
    Quote what i said Bazzlad

    Your best bet is to try the game when its released and see how it runs on your current setup. It wont be too pretty on that card, but you should be able to acctually play them. If its too slow, or it doesnt look good enough, look at getting a new card.
    That way it'll save you spending money that you may not need to, if your happy with the one you currently have
    For the record, its a FX5200, not a 5600 too
    Last edited by Agent; 29-07-2004 at 12:46 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    A Straw? And Fruit? Bazzlad's Avatar
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    It's bloody close enough! I'm not a PC, I can't remember what I've said, especially last night (drunkish) where I walked home wearing the PC box. (Let's hope it doesn't need taking back!)

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    An FX200 oh dear baz

    I would start thinking about what new card to buy now

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    FX 5 200
    great buy a new pc, need a new card

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    • steve threlfall's system
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      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD6870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
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      • Antec P280
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      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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      • Dell 2407 WFP 24" Widescreen, Rev A04
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    Yep makes things expensive

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