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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:06 pm

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Jif » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:58 pm

i think the q6700 will handle those games just fine. my only concern would be the mobo. it's a micro-atx board i found for cheap to put the cpu in to use for a past job. it ran a $30 AMD pci-e card merely for dual-monitor support, but i've no clue what version of pci-e it supports or anything. also i think it may only have 2 memory slots. if youre still interested I can pull it out and take a look. the CPU is going for $50 on ebay but I'd probably sell the mobo and CPU together for $75 shipped.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:41 am

a 100$ SSD + 75$ CPU/mobo combo (does this include a CPU cooler?) sounds up my ally.

Would my 8800GTX be worth using or would a modern low-end gaming card be worth the investment? I do have dual monitors I'd like to use.

I also need enough horsepower for TF2 to play with you guys, I've missed having gaming time over the past few years.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:57 am

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:17 am

That card is pci-e 3.0, wouldn't Scott's board likely be 2.0?

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:27 am

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:16 am

Ah sweet, GFX cards are damn expensive though...That 750 is probably all I need, I can live with lower settings :p

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:01 pm

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Re: Random computer shit

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:37 am

I don't really feel like buying new low-end equipment is giving me the best value for money compared to a used 260 or so for the cheap. I'm so far behind the times, that I could kill time on things that have been out for a few years, with few year old hardware and have just as much entertainment.

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby dun dun dun... chips » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:20 pm

well, im looking for a specific list rofl, not something general. id be able to give recommendations for tech based on the games he wants to play, but id need to know exactly what he intends to play. giving a list then saying 'oh yeah and crysis 3' kinda changes the name of the game, you know?

tf2 isnt very graphics intensive, thats true, but its optimized for shit nowadays, so it likely wont treat old cards/cpu combos very well. youll get decent framerates, but likely not avg over 50 fps.

old hardware is hard to speak to with any reliability, and new hardware isnt worth the price. depending on how long you want this rig to take you, i dont think i would invest in anything out-of-the-box that is older tech than two years, but buying a computer right now is damned hard anyways. the tech hasnt gone anywhere in the past few years, the haswells arent that much superiour to the sandy bridge, and the new gen affordable gfx cards are the same. software, however, hasnt stopped cranking forwards, which means alot of enthusiast computers still have issues running intense games at ultra settings.
in terms of the tech investment, any 'new' gear you buy will last you probably two years without becoming obsolete just from the fact that nothing substantially better has come out recently, unless intel comes up with something crazy, which there hasnt been any rumors of.
in terms of tech-for-gaming investment, a game six months from now will push anything you buy.
the flip side, though, anything used is a mighty roll of the dice unless you know who you are getting it from.

if you are motivated to buy a computer, id either see what all you can pick up used here, or, and only if worst came to worst, id set a budget and price out gear from about a year/two years ago and get something out-of-the-box.

also, shiiiit i wish i could say a $130 gfx card is expensive. you punks are lucky: my next build will likely have to be on a $10,000 budget. damned render programs...

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Sonic » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:08 pm

Any updates Scott?

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Re: Random computer shit

Postby Harness » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:51 am

I type a bunch of shit then people go fuk themselves

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Re: Random computer shit

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