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#52 Jun 19 2010 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
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my system, for comparison sake is:
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad
processor of 2.33 GHZ
Nvidia GeForce GT120
8GB DDR2 of RAM
500GB hard drive

So going back to the original question... am I the only one who thinks this is perfectly adequate apart from the video card? I don't see any reason you would need to spend $1,000 when you've already got a quad core processor and 8 gigs of RAM. Buy a $300 HD 5850 (or its equivalent when the game is released) and be done with it. Even if you decide to upgrade the rest later, you'll still still be glad you have that card.
#53 Jun 19 2010 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
Borkachev wrote:
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my system, for comparison sake is:
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad
processor of 2.33 GHZ
Nvidia GeForce GT120
8GB DDR2 of RAM
500GB hard drive

So going back to the original question... am I the only one who thinks this is perfectly adequate apart from the video card? I don't see any reason you would need to spend $1,000 when you've already got a quad core processor and 8 gigs of RAM. Buy a $300 HD 5850 (or its equivalent when the game is released) and be done with it. Even if you decide to upgrade the rest later, you'll still still be glad you have that card.


Processor will create some bottlenecking, and an upgraded processor will likely require with it an upgraded motherboard and potentially upgraded RAM. You're absolutely right...a 5850 will be a very reasonable upgrade for that system that you could then carry forward to a future upgrade, but it wouldn't surprise me to see the GPU held back on hi res by the CPU.
#54 Jun 19 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Aurelius is right.

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Have you played videogames before? You know that AA decreases performance 50% easily on many computers out there, therefore, wouldn't having AA on/off change the scores by a decent ammount?


It wouldn't change the score, because the scores were created with that in mind. That's the whole point of a benchmark.
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#55 Jun 21 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Note that if you have no intention of using crossfire or SLI than an i7 860 will perform exactly the same as a 920 for less money.
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
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