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FPS Creator X10 / New PC Advice from a Beta Tester?

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Flash
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Posted: 29th Aug 2007 20:34 Edited at: 29th Aug 2007 20:36
Well, I've been saving for 6 months solid, and I finally have enough for a new PC so I can run x10. I have all the parts now except the graphics card, which is where my problem arises.

So far I have a motherboard bundle with 2 gig of RAM and an AMD Dual Core 4200 AM2. http://www.novatech.co.uk:80/novatech/specpage?MBB-M2422
I also have a power suply. Anything else I will need can be scavanged from the PC I have.

However, now I need to get the graphics card. My budget for this is about £230. But I cant decide, I could either get the 640mb 8800 http://www.novatech.co.uk:80/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-88GTS. Or I could get the next one down which is the 320mb 8800 http://www.novatech.co.uk:80/novatech/specpage.html?NOV-88GTS3 and then use the leftover money to get an extra 2gig or RAM?

I was wondering if anyone out there who Beta tests x10 would be able to tell me which would be a better investment and which option would be more beneficial to running FPSC x10 (And any other x10 games/software, such as BioShock)?

Thanks in advance!

~Flash

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Squelchy Tom
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Posted: 30th Aug 2007 00:22
well according to the topic by rick, it says get the best card you can afford because fpsc will use up everything you can give it, apparently levels on a lesser card like an 8600 just-dont-work. However to have 50 charecter battles we would need an 8800. I personally am getting the 8800 320mb untill series 9 is released but i suppose you should get the 640mb one, just to be safe. And 2 gig of ram is perfectly fine as you only need 512 for vista (reccomended 1gig) and they tested fpscx10 on a 2 gig pc and it worked a treat >__> so yeh i would suggest the card.
Flash
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Posted: 30th Aug 2007 00:41
Thanks! But it looks like I'm gonna have to settle for the 320mb one, my hard drive just blew up, so I'm gonna need a new one of those too...

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Robert F
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Posted: 30th Aug 2007 02:21
Quote: "my hard drive just blew up"


ohh bummer
Flash
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Posted: 30th Aug 2007 04:25
Yup... I just lost 40 gigs of movies and music... Gah, I hate computers sometimes...

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MartinS
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Posted: 8th Sep 2007 17:43
How much does the computer cost?

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Flash
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Posted: 8th Sep 2007 17:52
It says all the prices on the links I posted. =]
In total it came to about £350, that's the motherboard bundle and the graphics card, plus a new power supply from a different site. I still need to get the new hard drive... I didnt need the case or anything, I just scavanged any parts like that from my old PC.
So in total, you're looking at about £400 give or take a bit for something similar to what I have, which is pretty good. It can play BioShock on Max graphics! xD

Hope that helps. =]

~Flash

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