I love how you guys seem to think a $500 pc is going to run this game. You will be lucky to get 15fps if you even get that much, if thats what you call running it then by all means have at it!
I love how I've posted the exact parts in my system and said that the parts in total (excluding OS) are about $750, and I got a 4000 on low and a 2500 on high.
But I can understand ignoring posts that you can't argue with. You seem the type.
I'm calling you out directly, as I repeat this again: The total value of my system is well under $1000 and scored relatively well on the benchmark
(Don't care about hi res since my monitor maxes at 1280x1024)
So shut the @#%^ up about this magical $1500 you need "just to run the game on minimum settings" or some sh*t. $1500 will buy you a pretty good rig that will run the game on pretty good settings, but I have not only stated, several times, that you can run it for less, but I have precisely detailed, TWICE, my exact system and left you open to whip out a calculator and do the math.
Seems to me you're just a console fanboy. If you can take your **** out of your PS3 long enough to respond to this, please explain your choice of:
1) How my parts cost more than I say they do (when I have linked them), or
2) How I'm lying about my benchmark (Which I would be happy to provide a screenshot of)
EDIT: I bought my PSU and GPU on sale. I can't really "prove" that, but the prices I'm giving are their -current- prices, not what I paid for them, so it doesn't matter anyway.
I'm sorry that your computer sucks, but stop sh*tting up every thread that mentions "PC" anywhere. Pretty soon, someone will mention an NPC in a thread and you'll be there talking about how you need a $1500 system to talk to the NPC. Any point you once had has long since been drowned out by your inane repetition of how you can't tell the difference between a "bad" computer, a "good" computer, and a "high end" computer, and because it befuddles you, that must therefore mean no one else can either.
Is a $500 off the shelf computer going to run the game? Probably not. Is a $1500 budget going to build you a great rig that will run it on relatively high settings? Almost certainly.
But you see, there's this magical world that exists between $501 and $1499. And within that magical world there exists systems which balance cost with performance. And if the balance is right, they should run the game fine. Edited, Jun 25th 2010 3:16pm by Mikhalia