1. Post #1
    own-fucking-zone
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    April 2009
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    Hello FP.

    I am thinking of getting a new computer since my current one just can't cope anymore.
    What I want is a gaming computer, a long lasting one.

    What I am asking you to do is writing down specs for a gaming computer which can run GTA IV on high settings smoothly.
    I'm not asking you to get the parts and construct a rig, just tell me how much RAM, how fast of a CPU, what GPU etc etc -- the main parts really.
    Don't worry about budget either, I just want the idea.

  2. Post #2

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    For GTA IV, you'll definitely want a quad-core and at least 4GB of RAM.

  3. Post #3
    Elmand's Avatar
    March 2009
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    My 4870 1gb, Phenom II 3.2ghz x4, 3gb of 1066mhz RAM manages to run GTA4 smoothly on High. Shouldn't set you back too far.

  4. Post #4
    own-fucking-zone
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    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58-UD3 motherboard (Intel X58 chipset)
    Cpu: Intel i7 920 2,66 GHZ
    Ram: 6 GB DDR3 RAM TriChannel (1333MHz)
    HDD: 1000GB S-ATAII 3Gb/s 7200rpm
    GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX285 1024MB PCI-E
    PSU: 750W supersilent

    So this spec would run GTA IV at a good average FPS on high or very high settings, right?

  5. Post #5

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    Where are you buying this from?

  6. Post #6
    own-fucking-zone
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    Where are you buying this from?
    A danish manufacturer. They're specializing in gaming rigs. I could of asked them, of course, but I like FP better. :3:

    Why? :black101:

  7. Post #7

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    Build something yourself.
    If you don't want to, get a 4870 X2 instead of the GTX 285.

  8. Post #8
    Elmand's Avatar
    March 2009
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    Motherboard: Gigabyte X58-UD3 motherboard (Intel X58 chipset)
    Ram: 6 GB DDR3 RAM TriChannel (1333MHz)
    HDD: 1000GB S-ATAII 3Gb/s 7200rpm
    GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX285 1024MB PCI-E
    PSU: 750W supersilent

    So this spec would run GTA IV at a good average FPS on high or very high settings, right?
    What processor?

  9. Post #9

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    I'm guessing an i7 920 or 950.

  10. Post #10
    own-fucking-zone
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    What processor?
    I'm sorry, I forgot that one. It is an i7 920 2,66 GHZ.

    Build something yourself.
    If you don't want to, get a 4870 X2 instead of the GTX 285.
    The price would reach further than I want.

  11. Post #11

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    How much more is the 4870 X2?
    Get a cheaper (but good) PSU, maybe 600 watts or so.

    Edited:

    Whatever you do, don't get the 285. Get a 280 or 4870 X2 instead.

  12. Post #12
    own-fucking-zone
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    How much more is the 4870 X2?
    Get a cheaper (but good) PSU, maybe 600 watts or so.

    Edited:

    Whatever you do, don't get the 285. Get a 280 or 4870 X2 instead.
    So what's wrong with 285? I looked up some benchies and it looks pretty good.

  13. Post #13

    July 2009
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    What are the prices of the 280, 285, and 4870 X2 where you live?

  14. Post #14
    own-fucking-zone
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    What are the prices of the 280, 285, and 4870 X2 where you live?
    4870 X2 is not an option for the rig I look at. Nor is it an option for other rigs. It seems they only sell with nVidia.

    But why SHOULDN'T I get the GTX 285 WHATEVER I do?

  15. Post #15

    July 2009
    68 Posts
    Because it's a ripoff, depending on how much it costs than a GTX 280. Performance increases are in the neighborhood of 5 FPS.
    Why don't you build it yourself?

  16. Post #16
    own-fucking-zone
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    Because it's a ripoff, depending on how much it costs than a GTX 280. Performance increases are in the neighborhood of 5 FPS.
    Why don't you build it yourself?
    I don't feel like building my self because I'm not that good at hardware.
    I can't get a GTX 280. The standard GPU is the GTX 260. I can upgrade to a 285 for around 162.3 USD, converted directly from danish crowns. Hardware in Denmark is significantly more expensive than pretty much the rest of the world.

  17. Post #17
    jfoley.co.uk
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    Nothing wrong with a 285

  18. Post #18
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    January 2009
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    It's overpriced.

  19. Post #19

    July 2009
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    I don't feel like building my self because I'm not that good at hardware.
    I can't get a GTX 280. The standard GPU is the GTX 260. I can upgrade to a 285 for around 162.3 USD, converted directly from danish crowns. Hardware in Denmark is significantly more expensive than pretty much the rest of the world.
    Building it yourself is easy as hell.
    If you can, buy this prebuilt whatever with no GPU whatsoever (or a 9400GT or shit) and buy your own 4870 X2/GTX 280.

  20. Post #20
    own-fucking-zone
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    Building it yourself is easy as hell.
    If you can, buy this prebuilt whatever with no GPU whatsoever (or a 9400GT or shit) and buy your own 4870 X2/GTX 280.
    Yes, many people told me it's easy, but I rather get a prebuilt.

  21. Post #21
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    February 2009
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    Theres tons of guides on the internet on how to build computers and the fine chaps on here will find you parts that will destroy the prebuilt.

  22. Post #22

    July 2009
    112 Posts
    Yes, many people told me it's easy, but I rather get a prebuilt.
    Your money lost. The current computer I just ordered would cost over $1000 if prebuilt. I check alienware, voodoo, and all those gaming computer websites and the computers that cost $700 or costs your $300-$400 easily if you bought it piece by piece.

  23. Post #23
    own-fucking-zone
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    Theres tons of guides on the internet on how to build computers and the fine chaps on here will find you parts that will destroy the prebuilt.
    Yes, but Newegg is inside of US and hardware in Denmark is pretty expensive.

  24. Post #24
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    February 2009
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    Yes, but Newegg is inside of US and hardware in Denmark is pretty expensive.
    That is irrelevant, I live in the UK, the prices of hardware may be different, but building one is identical.

  25. Post #25
    own-fucking-zone
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    That is irrelevant, I live in the UK, the prices of hardware may be different, but building one is identical.
    Guess the ratio between buying parts and getting a prebuilt one is the same, if you get my point.

  26. Post #26
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    Is a half hour of computer-legos really not worth $200? Prebuilt ignorance never ceases to amaze me.

  27. Post #27
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    July 2009
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    build. it. yourself.