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Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 04 November 2008 23:53 EDT (US)         
Hey TWH,

Who here will be upgrading for ETW???

In may I upgraded to a Q6600, 2gigs of corsair and a 690iLT,
I ordered a eVGA9800GT on friday, and plan on ordering another one, 1 more gig of ram and vista 64bit for DX10..
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PrivateClark
Legionary
posted 30 November 2008 01:51 EDT (US)     26 / 36       
I wish they would come out with Empire:Total War for Xbox 360 and PS3, my computer is going to die just looking at the game box...
Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 30 November 2008 02:22 EDT (US)     27 / 36       
That would be an interesting concept.. I don't think they can imply just as much into those consoles as they can for the PC.
Lord_Morningstar
Legionary
posted 30 November 2008 06:02 EDT (US)     28 / 36       
The computer Iím using now should be able to handle the game.

Just to reminisce for a bit, this thread brings back some memories of when I was hanging around these forums pre-Age of Mythology. Then, people were talking about having to upgrade to 256 MB RAM and actually get a dedicated graphics card. I was into PC gaming around 2002 and 2003, then my interest kind of dropped off a bit after I left High School and real life things like uni and work started to get in the way. Iíve had to take a bit of interest in computers again now that Iíve got a job selling them, and the changes have been phenomenal. My co-workers and I were rubbishing some desktop for having 1 GB of RAM. The second-hand computer I started playing AoK on had a 1 GB Hard Drive.
Collecian
Legionary
posted 30 November 2008 11:23 EDT (US)     29 / 36       
I got a new computer earlier this year its a
Dell Vostro 410
Quad Core Processor @2.40 Ghz
4GB's of Gaming Memory (2GB Patriot Extreme Performance, 2GB Crucial Ballistix)
PNY NVIDIA 8800 GT 512MB PCI-E 16 Performance Edition 2.0
Window's Vista Home Basic

Really like it, it runs everything just about on very high, expect Crysis.

"I expect to pass through this world but once ;
Any good, therefore, that I can do ,
or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now ; Let me not defer or neglect it ,
for I shall not pass this way again."
Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 30 November 2008 14:07 EDT (US)     30 / 36       
Don't base anything off of whether or not your pc can run crysis. A solid game to base PC benchmarking is off of either counter strike source, where there is little or no memory leaks/CPU Cycle errors etc, MTW2 max settings/res, quake4 (weird light dynamics). And probably some other games, crysis is just god awful for benchmarking.

It's a nice pc though! I didn't think Dell made such screaming pc's, are you keeping vista?
Collecian
Legionary
posted 30 November 2008 14:59 EDT (US)     31 / 36       
Yeah, I got it bare bones and upgraded everything including the video card and gaming memory. I'm eventually looking to get a Sound Blaster XTreme Gamer sound card and a 600 or 700 watt power supply. It runs most of my games maxed out, including M2TW.

"I expect to pass through this world but once ;
Any good, therefore, that I can do ,
or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now ; Let me not defer or neglect it ,
for I shall not pass this way again."
Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 30 November 2008 15:02 EDT (US)     32 / 36       
Nice! I am still debating on whether I should go SLI with another 9800GT, or stay with one 9800GT and get a dedicated sound card... These mobo's only get about a 30% performance increase when you SLI a 9 series..
darthvincor
Legionary
posted 01 December 2008 19:20 EDT (US)     33 / 36       
"...1000 Watts is pretty much overkill, and 700 Watts is probably the most you'll need for a high end system at the moment. The new system I built is almost identical in spec to the one you just posted and I run it on a 700W PSU no problem. The money you save can be put towards say a RAM upgrade or a better graphics card."

Thanks Aftermath. That's good to know.
Primo
Legionary
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 17 December 2008 15:13 EDT (US)     34 / 36       
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
6GB DDR2 RAM, four of those gigs are Corsair
Nvidia GTX 260 860mb
22" TFT Monitor
1TB Samsung Harddrive
A strong sense of self satisfaction after having put it together last night.

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Waffentraeger
Legionary
(id: Daelon)
posted 17 December 2008 15:26 EDT (US)     35 / 36       
A 260?? Nice! I was planning on getting a 280, but I don't think i'll have enough by the release of ETW.. It sucks getting paid once a month.
Primo
Legionary
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 18 December 2008 15:43 EDT (US)     36 / 36       
Wow, M2Tw on full graphics looks amazing...

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