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Gaming PC. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'UO Resources' started by WarderDragon, May 12, 2011.

  1. WarderDragon

    WarderDragon Babbling Loonie
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  2. Capn Kranky

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    Build your own ... ArsTechnica System Guide for March 2011. All my systems have been a cross between their Budget Box and Hot Rod.

    If you're not shy about building one, this is a good start.
     
  3. RawHeadRex

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    what other games are you potentially going to be playing besides uo ?

    reason i ask is the video card/power supply.

    IMHO i would add a 560 ti video card and the 600 watt ps. i realize it's more money but it's still a steal for under 800 total.

    if they offered the ATI/AMD 5850 I would point you to that instead of the 560 ti.
     
  4. Capn Kranky

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    In the system I have now ... and it is definitely "old" in PC terms I was predominently on UO and installed a 512MB nVidia PCI Express card - disabling the onboard vid. Now you can get a GB card for what paid then! <grin>

    Using Ars guide, I went with a Raidmax Smilodon case and 500w power. Overkill on the power ... but I know I'm good for years of upgrades.
     
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    1 Gb cards don't define them as 'good' automatically.

    the memory on discrete video cards it the last thing to consider when purchasing. I always hear people saying, " but it's a 1Gb video card, why is it so choppy/slow/bad/crappy/etc etc? " memory on a video card is solely to render on high resolution monitors. if you're running 1024x768 for example, it doesn't matter if the card has 256/512/1024 or 2048 Mb's of ram. But if you're running dual monitors and/or 1800x1200 + resolutions, memory makes a huge difference.
     
  6. Capn Kranky

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    and I flip between high res and 1024x768 a lot. Lower rez for UO CC mainly, 1280x960 for most other stuff and 1600x1200 only for a couple items.