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    Default Time for a new computer?

    Hey fellas, For 1450$ (which here equals to 483 dollars) I could buy the following computer:

    Motherboard ASRock v8(I guess)
    1.5 GHz AMD Sempron microprocessor
    256 RAM
    nVidia GeForce X5200 128 RAM
    160 GB HDD
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    CD-RW(I had it)
    DVD-RW(I think it costed 250$)
    Monitor(I had it)

    Thats the whole pc Caius haves, and it can deal with RTW at high settings(except grass) in huge(a bit laggy sometimes). Now, I ask you, do I need to change my pc? Is it too older?




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    1.5 GHz AMD Sempron microprocessor
    256 RAM
    nVidia GeForce X5200 128 RAM

    Dont know if your MB can handle this but for an extra 375-450$(depends on if you up your processor) you can change that to this

    1024 mb ram ddr400
    AMD athlon 64 processor 3200+ 2.00 GHZ
    Nvidia 7900 gs 256mb
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    Default Re: Time for a new computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caius
    Hey fellas, For 1450$ (which here equals to 483 dollars) I could buy the following computer:

    Motherboard ASRock v8(I guess)
    1.5 GHz AMD Sempron microprocessor
    256 RAM
    nVidia GeForce X5200 128 RAM
    160 GB HDD
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    CD-RW(I had it)
    DVD-RW(I think it costed 250$)
    Monitor(I had it)

    Thats the whole pc Caius haves, and it can deal with RTW at high settings(except grass) in huge(a bit laggy sometimes). Now, I ask you, do I need to change my pc? Is it too older?
    You still living with this 'grandpa'? Mine a bit better overall though...

    Well look, this comp isnt enough for RTW. A game which is 3 years old by now. New games not compatible at all..
    For ~$1500 you can buy damn good PC, + overclock and it equals ~$2500 ; but you also stated sometime ago that you spend enormous time with games, this will ..hmm... engulf you completely I'm afraid..

    So if you can handle game-addiction, you have this $1450 at hands and can spend it on whatever you want, then definitely go and buy new 'iron friend' .

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    Default Re: Time for a new computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jkarinen
    1.5 GHz AMD Sempron microprocessor
    256 RAM
    nVidia GeForce X5200 128 RAM

    Dont know if your MB can handle this but for an extra 375-450$(depends on if you up your processor) you can change that to this

    1024 mb ram ddr400
    AMD athlon 64 processor 3200+ 2.00 GHZ
    Nvidia 7900 gs 256mb
    This would be incompatible with the motherboard.

    If you want to upgrade Caius you may as well buy a whole new machine, as by the time you've finished you'll probably only end up with the original monitor, keyboard and mouse and not a lot else.

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    Default Re: Time for a new computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caius
    Hey fellas, For 1450$ (which here equals to 483 dollars) I could buy the following computer:
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    Thats the whole pc Caius haves, and it can deal with RTW at high settings(except grass) in huge(a bit laggy sometimes). Now, I ask you, do I need to change my pc? Is it too older?
    I'd recommend reading the system guides here: http://techreport.com/articles.x/13660
    Then you can pick a particular system and determine local prices in your area. Even their Econobox is far superior to your current hardware, but you have to be the judge whether the expense is justified or not. Good Luck!
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    Default Re: Time for a new computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer57
    I'd recommend reading the system guides here: http://techreport.com/articles.x/13660
    Then you can pick a particular system and determine local prices in your area. Even their Econobox is far superior to your current hardware, but you have to be the judge whether the expense is justified or not. Good Luck!
    Thank you, that site seems to be interesting, I will check it soon.




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