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Old 08-25-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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So, I im planning on buying Bioshock, and i know for a fact my current onboard 6150LE wont hack it, what would i need to play Bioshock with all its fancy graphics?
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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What's your budget? Do you have Windows Vista? What size is your monitor?

You should get Windows Vista if you don't already have it. A GeForce 8600GTS is probably a good choice for you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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Here are the specs you need for the game

Minimum Requirements

CPU - Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor
System RAM - 1GB
Video Card - Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).
Sound Card - 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
Hard disc space - 8GB free space

Recommended Requirements
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo processor
System RAM - 2GB
Video card - DX9 - Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better) / DX10 - NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better
Sound Card - Sound Blaster X-Fi series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

If you want to have good graphics i would follow the recommended requirements and if you want it to be even better get a couple steps above.
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monitor is 21' widescreen
Budget is around $350 maybe 400
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monitor is 21' widescreen
Budget is around $350 maybe 400
Im running XP Pro
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:39 PM   #6
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Okay, then you should get the 640MB version of the 8800GTS. It'll run BioShock on full settings probably depending on the rest of your specs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

EDIT - You should also really get Vista so you can utilize DirectX 10.
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I'd go with the 320mb version of the 8800GTS.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
Almost $100 cheaper, with the only big difference being the amount of ram.
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Get the 640MB version if you have the money. Since you have a large monitor, the high resolutions will eat up video RAM. Also, look at the recommended specs. It says at least 512MB of video RAM.
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u should really buy vista first which already occupies 200 dollars of his budget.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:06 PM   #10
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ok..i can get vista for about $100, and a 8800 GTS 320Mb PCI-Ex for about $330. i dont have enuf money for the 640
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