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Old 03-10-2007, 04:37 AM   #1
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I love raceing games,i was flicking through gamespot and saw that test drive unlimited was being released,anyways i though "hey my pc will run the no probz",i did a search and found that these are the specs needed:

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Windows 2000/XP and above.

CPU
ntel P4 @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon 3000+.

GPU (Video Card)
ATI Radeon 9800 or Nvidia 6600 GT with 256 MB of VRAM.
Video Cards with vertex/pixel shaders 2.x and above are recommended.

SPU (Sound Card)
DirectX 9.0 compatible Sound Card.

System Memory
512 MB 1 GB recommended.


Dam,it was only a year ago my pc could play all new releases,What about u guys?
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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Mine's about 4 years old, so already outdated!

Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
768Mb RAM
60GB HDD
nVIDIA m64/64PRO AGP graphiccs card, 32MB RAM
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #3
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Mine is 3 or 4 years old now.

Was a great computer when I bought it.

Now... Not so much, lmao.

The only thing I have upgraded in years is the video card to an eVGA 7600GT KO. Along with that it's got the 630 in it, 160GB Seagate, and 1GB ram, with a 22'' Scepture gamer to view it all on!
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #4
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I have five computer's in wich I only bought one, and the rest were given to me..All of them are tweaked to the max and are doing fine playing games on three, testing programs and stuff on one, and the other for recording.

Most of the computer's that were given to me ar kinda old, but it's the power of the tweaks that make them worth keeping around.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:33 PM   #5
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Mine is 3 or 4 years old now.

Was a great computer when I bought it.

Now... Not so much, lmao.

The only thing I have upgraded in years is the video card to an eVGA 7600GT KO. Along with that it's got the 630 in it, 160GB Seagate, and 1GB ram, with a 22'' Scepture gamer to view it all on!
22" Sceptre users unite!!! Man, I love that thing...

My new build will play pretty much anything, so I'm not too worried. And the X2 3800+ is still really nice.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
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We have the downstairs computer, Celeron 2.66Ghz, 512MB RAM. The server, Pentium D 3Ghz, 1GB RAM, and my laptop, Core Duo 1.6Ghz, 1GB RAM. They do what we need them to do..
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:41 PM   #7
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my computer os quite outdated
amd athlon xp 2000+
2x30gb hard drives
512mb pc2100 ram
integrated vid
i am not a gamer so it does what i need it for
then the other comp
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:42 PM   #8
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Technology updates each and every day, so even with the "best" hardware, you'll be out of date soon..

Even out of date hardware runs generally good for most things, within reason.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:44 PM   #9
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my computer is a little bit over a year old, i built it around the time i joined so it still works alright... but with vista out already and dx10 picking up speed, i'll be needing a new rig in the next 1-2 years, probably a lappy for college.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:48 PM   #10
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Technology updates each and every day, so even with the "best" hardware, you'll be out of date soon..

Even out of date hardware runs generally good for most things, within reason.
I prefer gaming consoles for gaming cos you would have to update your pc every 6months to a year for gaming and i couldnt afford that . for now my two pc's do fine in our house cos they are basically for web surfing , listening to music and general school /college work
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I prefer gaming consoles for gaming cos you would have to update your pc every 6months to a year for gaming and i couldnt afford that . for now my two pc's do fine in our house cos they are basically for web surfing , listening to music and general school /college work
Also, you don't need to worry about an OS on a console. I much prefer console gaming over PC gaming.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #12
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Also, you don't need to worry about an OS on a console. I much prefer console gaming over PC gaming.
also theres no hardware compatibility issues , or bsod's all the time , just pop the game in and play
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22" Sceptre users unite!!! Man, I love that thing...

My new build will play pretty much anything, so I'm not too worried. And the X2 3800+ is still really nice.

Lol, you have one too?


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Old 03-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #14
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I like consoles for those reasons, but I'll always prefer mouse and keyboard over console controllers. Except for the Wiimote. That thing is awesome. The Xbox and Playstation controllers are just awkward to me. I think eventually though, console gaming is going to rule over PC. It's just much easier for the average user.

And yeah, you recommended it to me!! It's awesome. You can multitask so well with it. I don't have an HDTV (yet) so I use it for my 360 as well. It bleeds a bit, but you don't notice it unless it's a black screen.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #15
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Uhh mine i just got last summer, but it isnt outdated YET that is...soon to be.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:33 PM   #16
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quit complaing(not really)
i got the worst computer of all(expect the case\hd) of all of you heres the specs
asus a7v-vm----came only in a oem HP
1.2ghz thunderbird----still running good after 7 YEARS!!
512mb sdram
radeon 9250 PCI
200gig maxtor
area-51 from losgyis
480 watt PSU from losgyis

ANYWAYS heres what i reccomend for the best budget gaming maching EVER!!!
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148029
ya thats the one i got but mines in pure black but its awesom expect flimsy door other than that the case is SOILD(litterley my dad can sit on it hes 200lb.)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103036
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138041
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015
FANS: 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200007
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170017
CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125
VIDEO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150185

for little over 500$ those parts are steal just wait for the CPU cooler to come and order em.
ive been looking at parts for my build and i came up with those expect the case cause i already have that
for the cpu think about this
3600(rated speed) divide it by 1900(actual speed) you get
~1.9 soo if 1.9 rated mhz= 1 actual mhz then if you oc to 3ghz your rated speed is...
5700!!!!!(exactly) they dont even make a brisbane that goes that high for under 100$
dual core!! great deal
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #17
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Dont worry bout it, all our pcs are out of date about 5 mins after we buy them
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for the cpu think about this
3600(rated speed) divide it by 1900(actual speed) you get
~1.9 soo if 1.9 rated mhz= 1 actual mhz then if you oc to 3ghz your rated speed is...
5700!!!!!(exactly) they dont even make a brisbane that goes that high for under 100$
dual core!! great deal
How are you going to OC that from 1.9 GHz to 3 GHz with a $20 cooler? You would need at least phase change (liquid nitrogen and such) cooling, and then I don't even know if it would work.
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I love raceing games,i was flicking through gamespot and saw that test drive unlimited was being released,anyways i though "hey my pc will run the no probz",i did a search and found that these are the specs needed:

OS
Windows 2000/XP and above.

CPU
ntel P4 @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon 3000+.

GPU (Video Card)
ATI Radeon 9800 or Nvidia 6600 GT with 256 MB of VRAM.
Video Cards with vertex/pixel shaders 2.x and above are recommended.

SPU (Sound Card)
DirectX 9.0 compatible Sound Card.

System Memory
512 MB 1 GB recommended.


Dam,it was only a year ago my pc could play all new releases,What about u guys?
Thats quite a high spec really. Most games usually have a built in 'legacy engine' so older users can play them. I remeber when COD2 came out and you could get away with a geforce 1!
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... lucky bums... mine i got 8 years ago.

p4 800mhz, now 1.7 ghz cuz i cleared cmos and oced...
256 pc133 sdram
half working cd drive.
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