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Imperialis
12.19.2011 , 03:10 PM | #181
Well to be quite honest i don't have a new rig but my thrusty old one suits the game just fine.

Posting my specs so that you peeps can update or base yourselfs upon to configure better ones.

CPU : Intel Quad Q6600
RAM : 4GB Infineon DDR2 Dual Channel ( 2x 2GB RAM sticks )

HDD : SATA 2 Hitachi 320Gb 8Mb Buffer ( sys only )
HDD2: SATA 2 Hitachi 720GB 8Mb Buffer ( partitioned for games and other stuff )

Graphics Card: Zotac GForce 220GTS 1024MB

MoBo : ASUS P5Q SE2 P45 Chipset
PSU: Corsair PC Gaming Series Gs800 - 800 W

Tower : Antec 900
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII M4
Thermal Compound : Your pick i use Artic Silver Ceramique

ODD1: LG DVD -R / RW
ODD2: LD DVD Reader

Tower is good ventilated, i remade the cabling myself so that no cables are hanging loose and the air flow isn't affected.

It isn't much but it can serve as a reference point for the people that haven't that much money to invest in a new rig or just want to update some parts.


On a personall note, do invest in a good MoBO / PSU , these parts are very important, and are often neglected, all other parts are easy...

PS: A good cooling system and thermal compound are very very important, i like the gemini because i could actually screw it to the board and found the combination of the AS and cooler very very effective.

That and a good Tower with a measure of air circulation ( if you don't use a watercooled system that is )

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cheeseo
12.19.2011 , 04:57 PM | #182
Will either of these graphics settings play this game, Intel 4 chipset family or intel HD 3000?

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Colobulous
12.19.2011 , 05:03 PM | #183
Quote: Originally Posted by cheeseo View Post
Will either of these graphics settings play this game, Intel 4 chipset family or intel HD 3000?
Play? Yes. How well? Not so well.

The HD 3000 is the better chipset though, assuming that's the Intel GMA X4xxx you're talking about.

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cheeseo
12.19.2011 , 05:05 PM | #184
Quote: Originally Posted by Colobulous View Post
Play? Yes. How well? Not so well.

The HD 3000 is the better chipset though, assuming that's the Intel GMA X4xxx you're talking about.
Just wondering if the game will run on the lowest graphics on them, and if i could pvp on them before i install the game onto one of the laptops

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Kendallbwoii
12.20.2011 , 10:46 AM | #185
Subject: Screen error

When i click "play" on start up the screen goes black with an error saying "cannot display video mode - optimum resolution 1280 x 1024, help i really wanna play.

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Colobulous
12.20.2011 , 10:50 AM | #186
Ok, so...check your graphics card drivers, they may be corrupted or disabled. What monitor/display do you have?

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Mannaji
12.20.2011 , 10:56 AM | #187
Dunno if this is the right place to ask this, but I am getting a new PC, perhaps tomorrow or the day after and I was just wondering if this would be specs good enough to play SW:TOR on high(with or without shadows doesn't mattter) with 60+ FPS.

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3-B3 motherboard (USB3.0 & SATA 3.0)
CPU cooler: Temperature Controlled Intel cooler
Processor: Intel ® Core ™ i5-2500K 4x3.30GHz (Turbo 3.70GHz)
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600 dual channel RAM
Hard drive: Seagate 1000GB SATA3 6GB / s Fluid Silent 7200rpm
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX560 1GB dedicated RAM (News)
Housing: Vision Phantom Silent noise suppression and extra cooling
Power supply: Seasonic SS-600ET super silent (80 + Bronze certified)
Cooling: Silent coolers and power supplies and extra soundproofing of housing. (There are 3 additional coolers that can be connected as needed)

This is for 6595 danisk kroner which is around 1157,08 US Dollars.

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WrathofTheJedi
12.20.2011 , 12:22 PM | #188
How good of a proformance would this be

-Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i5 3.0ghz

-8gb ddr3 ram

-windows 7 64bit

-amd saphire x1900 graphics card(i know its old ive had it forever)

-http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+/+8GB+Memory/3558039.p?id=1218413771325&skuId=3558039

- above is the link to the computer i have im not sure if the uma graphics card would be better stock or with the graphics card because the stock has no dedicated ram but the the x1900 is so old.
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WrathofTheJedi
12.20.2011 , 01:25 PM | #189
my mistake i have an ATI not a amd
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Kerose
12.20.2011 , 01:27 PM | #190
I am having some low Frame rates when I enter buildings, with completely smooth game play outside of buildings (medium - low settings). I have been looking over the forums, seeing that others have been having the issue, with explanations running from bugs, outdated graphics, outdated drivers, etc.

I will be updating my drivers as soon as I have access to my desktop (I am on vacation at the moment) to see if it makes a difference. However, I am curious as to if my computer possibly needs updating. I don't really care about running it on completely maxed settings with my current build, I just want to be able to play it with minimal choppiness. Below are the specs I remember:

Windows 7, 64 bit.

Memory: 4 gig, DDR2

Disk Drive: Samsung HD502HJ 500 GB SATA
- 500 GB
- 7200 RPM
- 300 megabytes per second
- 16 MB buffer size

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series

Processor: AMD Athlon II x4 630
- Socket AM3
- Quad-Core
- 2.8 GHz

Thanks in advance for any constructive input you may have