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Old November 3rd, 2005   #1
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Default Cheapest System capable of running bf2, and fear maxed out.

I am currently building a bunch of pcs on newegg that i think could run bf2 and fear maxed. Could i get you guys (anyone who wants to) to build some to then post your ideas. I am gonna get money to build a pc and my parents want to know how much it is gonna cost. so please give me your cheapest Computers capable of running F.E.A.R and bf2 all high. Please use newegg.
Notethis only includes the computer itself and not monitor speakers etc. try to stay under 700 dollars.




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I dont know a lot about the American $ value but a couple suggestions. 2 good video cards, 6600GT (good on from BFG) is alright, will play game smoothly but not newest and fastest. Another good one, my favorite is Asus X800 Video card. High preformance but not Excessively expensive


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You will have to use your own monitor and speakers.
Case(with PS): $39
Motherboard: $70
Processor: $250
RAM: $103
Hard drive: $88
Video card: $200(x850xt with $130 mail in rebate)
CD/DVD drive: $20

What you get

This case(with 450watt PSU)


PCI-e motherboard
AMD 64 +3700
X850xt PCI-e
1gb OCZ ram
120gb Maxtor HD
DVD/CD drive

All for $830 before rebate, $700 if you get before the 25th and send the rebate in
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Pethegreat pretty much nailed that puppy!
You could save a few bucks with a smaller HD, but why do that?

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Damn the danish taxes on hardware, I realy want something like that



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which is better do you think, the x850 xt or the 7800 gtx. i Am getting some ram tomorow and i think ill just ask for a new video card for x-mas.
Here are my specs.
cpu. 2.8 ghz p4
vpu-x700 pro
ram-768 mb ( i have a 512 stick coming in the mail and a 256 stick. Should use them both? or just the 512. i plan on getting another 512 soon.)
34.4 gb hd
Im not sure what kind of mother board i have but i think it starts with an 8
(i 875) im not sure
With these specs how do you think fear would run. As of now with those specs and only 256 ram i can run battlefield 2 on all low with minor hiccups but they are there nontheless




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The 7800GTX will beat a X850xt easily. If you can get it for xmas then go for it .

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Both. Every extra bit counts, until about 2gb, if it's running dual channel then 2gb is the best you can do.

I'm not certain how fear would run with that, mainly it relies on the video, and apparently the x700 isn't an excellent card - you could run it on pretty high settings, but you need something like an x850 to run it maximum.


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which is better do you think, the x850 xt or the 7800 gtx. i Am getting some ram tomorow and i think ill just ask for a new video card for x-mas.
Here are my specs.
cpu. 2.8 ghz p4
vpu-x700 pro
ram-768 mb ( i have a 512 stick coming in the mail and a 256 stick. Should use them both? or just the 512. i plan on getting another 512 soon.)
34.4 gb hd
Im not sure what kind of mother board i have but i think it starts with an 8
(i 875) im not sure
With these specs how do you think fear would run. As of now with those specs and only 256 ram i can run battlefield 2 on all low with minor hiccups but they are there nontheless
What Socket is that P4 2.8? If its Socket 478 then it might bottle neck with the 7800GTX. Also does your motherbored have a Pci-Express slot because if not you can not use the 7800GTX.

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CPU & Mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...BM-K8V-A643700

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130202

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Case w/ PS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147011


$619.55 after rebate assuming you have a monitor, keyboard, and CD/DVD drive. This is the cheapest I figure you could run it at on full or damn close. I have that exact video card and she runs BF2 smooth on close to full out, I played F.E.A.R demo with the same results. Only thing holding me back is my XP3200+ CPU
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What Socket is that P4 2.8? If its Socket 478 then it might bottle neck with the 7800GTX. Also does your motherbored have a Pci-Express slot because if not you can not use the 7800GTX.
If it's an i875 motherboard, its a socket 478 and he doesn't have PCI express. If this is true, like agent said, you can't run a 7800GTX.... an X850XT is your best bet, but its not the cheapest system capable of running BF2 and FEAR. It's way more than you need.


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