PC crew - what kinda systems do you people run?

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  1. TATEROTE

    TATEROTE OT Supporter

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    i'm looking to upgrade, looking for advice.
     
  2. juryben

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    i7 920?
     
  3. HotSauce0034

    HotSauce0034 Cowboys Crew : Xbox Live GT & PSN GT = Levati

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    go to the main forums
     
  4. HotSauce0034

    HotSauce0034 Cowboys Crew : Xbox Live GT & PSN GT = Levati

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    most people here will be console fanboys, and I'm running a 2year old rig that I need to upgrade also. :wtc:
     
  5. Strife

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    e8400 overclocked to 4.0ghz, 4 gigs of ram, hd4870 1gb card, cavier black hd. Basically just a standard gaming setup, built it 1.5 yrs ago, still works great.

    I'll upgrade when my system feels outdated, right now its better then 99% of the PC gamers out there even without an i7, and I've had no problems running stuff at high settings.
     
  6. DaninTexas

    DaninTexas OT Supporter

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    Windows XP Professional SP 3
    Core 2 Duo E6750
    2 GB Ram
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB
    WB 750GB SATA HD
    Acer H213H LCD & Viewsonic VX1940w LCD

    I have yet to find any game I can not run. I use this machine only for games. I don't even browse on it just to keep it clean. Use my laptop for browsing.

    Games I play or my current rotation:
    WoW
    X3
    Bioshock
    Supreme Commander (Dual screen with this RTS is bad fucking ass)
    Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    TF2
    CoD 4
    Sacred 2

    I run all the above games at 1920x1080 with everything turned on. The ONLY game my system has issues with is Sacred 2 when I am fighting a shit load of enemies at once. Its rare when it happens. But does happen.
     
  7. Twinsen

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    YOU PEOPLE? WHAT YOU MEAN, YOU PEOPLE?!
     
  8. Twinsen

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    I don't game AT all on the PC anymore. But my desktop is...

    e8400 @ 3.0GHz (no overclock, I don't care)
    ATI 4850 512mb
    4GB DDR2
    24" LCD / 92" image 1080p Projector
    on-board audio
    All on Windows 7
    1TB Western Digital My Book
    1TB Western Digital My Book
    1TB Hitachi (Interntal)
    250GB Samsung (Rarely use when I need the extra space to move shit around)
     
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  9. Maestro

    Maestro New Member

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    core i7 920
    GTX 285 2gig
    6 Gigg DDr3-1866
    1 TB HD
    2x 22 inch Asus VH222h 1080p HDMI monitors
     
  10. greaser lee

    greaser lee New Member

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    (2) quad core xenon x5472 @ 3GHz
    quadro fx 5600
    4GB DDR2 RAM
    150 GB SATA HDD @ 10,000 RPM
    500 GB SATA HDD @ 7,200 RPM

    it's about a year old. paid for by work, but i use it to play pc games too. runs peggle just fine.
     
  11. Los

    Los Active Member

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    E8500 @ 3.16
    4 gigs ram
    Vista x64
    285 GTX

    Runs everything at max res easily.
     
  12. Los

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    To the TS,
    dual core processing is still a viable option with gaming right now but in a few years, everything will be quad core or higher. If you're looking to build a system, the i7 processors are the way to go. I would also suggest a mid-line card (9800 GT or better). Lastly, you need a 20" or larger monitor. If not, just go back to console gaming.
     
  13. bowrofl

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    Intel Q6600 running at stock speeds... I don't know how to OC :hs:
    4GB DDR-800Mhz RAM
    Radeon 4890 1GB OC Edition
    500GB SATA HDD @ 7200RPM
    22" Samsung 226BW @ 1680x1050... need a good gaming/HD viewing 24"
    On-board Realtek audio :ugh: which blows ass
    Windows 7 RC
     
  14. BwanaKuu

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    C2D @ 3.0 ghz
    4GB RAM
    9800GTX
    DFI Lanparty motherboard
    24" Acer LCD at 1920x1200 (love this fucking thing and it was less than $300 :bowdown:)
    640GB SATA HD
    Windows Vista SP2
    Some USB Soundcard I bought awhile ago, but it works better than my onboard aduio

    I play mostly older games, but I doubt it would have any problems with newer games, just maybe not at maxed out settings.

    My advice is to go middle of the line for parts. The difference between mid-range parts and high-end parts is not that big but the price difference is. It's almost never worth it unless you have a shitload of money to spend.
     
  15. Twinsen

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    God damnit, guess I should list my HD info too, huh?
     
  16. Sito

    Sito Each To Their Own

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    I've been to busy and strapped for cash to upgrade so still running my old hardware

    Opteron 180
    FoxConn mobo
    2gb DDR ram
    7900GS
    SBL card
    ~2.5TB spread of 5 harddrives
    22" Westy /21" crt DualScreen setup
    Windows XP sp3

    I'm badly in need of an upgrad :wtc:
     
  17. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Q6600 OC'd to 3.3GHz
    4GB Corsair XMS2
    Geforce GTX 280 (slightly OC'd by BFG)

    There's nothing my system can't run maxed out with AA on 1650x1080.

    Games on my rotation:

    BF2
    L4D
    COD4
    COD5
    SF4
    Fallout 3
     
  18. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    You couldn't be more wrong. 99% of games don't use more than one core and the ones that do still work fine with a single core. Dual core is the way to go. :cool:
     
  19. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    What he's saying is more games will be programmed/developed to use more than one core in the near future, so it's more advantageous to go for a quad core.
     
  20. Koltas

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    Intel core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
    4gb RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
    500gig 7200 hdd

    Works just fine for all games.
     
  21. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    99% of games dont use dual or quad core, because 99% of games where made befor either where ever thought up.

    quad core or dont bother upgrading.
     
  22. georgexi

    georgexi o.O OT Supporter

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    that depends on your budget. you can build a pretty good i7 system for around $1000-1200. they're easy as hell to overclock too
     
  23. somethingstrang

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    wow I have almost the exact same setup
     
  24. Maestro

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    is quad core > core i7?
     
  25. sony

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