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gaiaonline_sucks
04-25-2008, 02:12 PM
I bought Crysis just yesterday. I'm forced to get a new PC since my old one can't run the game properly. Can you ploz recommend an already built PC (since I don't have time to build my own) for gaming?

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Manhattan_Project_2000
04-25-2008, 02:41 PM
Anything new, expensive, and by Alienware should work.

Chaos Proxy
04-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Alienware? Waste of money.

You can get top quality desktops for half a price Alienware offers them.
And no, not all expensive computers can run Crysis .. alot of them are highly priced because they own a powerful processor/motherboard/OC'd RAM for fast work.
As of now, it really depends what kind of resolution will work for you, because anything over 1440x900 can't be run at full details on any graphic card set.

You can buy a good computer at your local electronics shop, just make sure it has at least these specs :

Either Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Quad Core, at least 2GB RAM (3GB if you're going with Vista) and make sure graphic card will be anything over nVidia 8600M GS .. since cards like 8600M GT can run Crysis nearly maxed out and are quite cheap. Or look at ATI HD 3650 / HD 3850.

You should get a computer like that between $700 ~ $1200 USD if you're going to buy only the box without monitor/speakers and such.

International 4-8818
04-25-2008, 11:25 PM
All i have to say is for a CPU at least 2.6 GHZ. Video card, i highly recommend the nvidia 8800 GTX (768 mb). It will run it on high. for everything else it's standard. 2gb of ram and a decent motherboard.

But i suggest that you wait, since Far Cry 2 will be coming out in the year and it will rape Crysis.

gaiaonline_sucks
04-26-2008, 11:33 AM
All i have to say is for a CPU at least 2.6 GHZ. Video card, i highly recommend the nvidia 8800 GTX (768 mb). It will run it on high. for everything else it's standard. 2gb of ram and a decent motherboard.

But i suggest that you wait, since Far Cry 2 will be coming out in the year and it will rape Crysis.

Would this one get the job done in high quality? (my monitor is 768x1024)

http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-261-006-02.jpg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261006&Tpk=PALiT%2bNE%252f88TSSXT302%2bGeForce%2b8800GTS% 2b(G92)%2b1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261006&Tpk=PALiT%2bNE%252f88TSSXT302%2bGeForce%2b8800GTS% 2b%28G92%29%2b1GB)

MomijiTMO
04-26-2008, 11:51 AM
No because it's 1GB of GDDR3 on a 256 bit bus [you'll probably get an extra frame for that money]. Get the 512MB version instead. Don't but a factory overclocked one, OC it yourself with Rivatuner. If you can get the 8800GTS cheaper than the 9800GTX, do so since they have the same core and preform on the same level.

June / July will be the release time of the GT200 [new nVidia architecture yay] and the highly anticipated R700. Both will be about 20% [based on speculation only] and I'd hold out til then.

There is only one solution that can play Crysis on Very High settings. SLI 9800GX2s. There is a youtube vid with some guy running the internal bench on a projector. However that $1400 of graphics cards FAILS AT LIFE in other programs. I would hunt down a 8800GTS for cheap if you need to upgrade now. If you can find the 8800GT for a significantly cheaper price, get that since the only difference between the GT and the GTS is the number of shaders and that only yields a few FPS on most games.

Finally, you'll find that a mid range card like the 8800GT will be on par with the 8800GTS on your small resolution. I really get a kick when people fork out a lot of money for a 9800GX2 on their 15" screen. They go mental when it preforms WORSE than their old card. =p You have a nice easy choice dude. Grab a 8800GT. Don't grab a 9600GT as it isn't as good as the 8800GT but does use less power.


EDIT : Newegg has an eVGA 8800GT for $189.99.