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SuspectDown's Avatar

06.02.2012 , 01:34 PM | #811
Quote: Originally Posted by dbarnetth View Post
I live in Arizona.

THanks for the great information!
Gotcha, thought you might have a Micro Center by you but I don't think any are in AZ.

With your system, upgrading your video card get things running smooth for you since you already have a first gen i7.

Nothematic's Avatar

07.06.2012 , 12:34 PM | #812
Anyone know what kind of settings I should expect with these specs (I'm guessing medium or high, but any specifics?

ASUS® M5A78L-M/USB3: M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD7770 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1

Cheers everyone!


07.07.2012 , 06:11 PM | #813
Hey all. I am new to ocmputer gaming and i want to upgrade to a GTX 560Ti.

But i think I'm gonna need to upgrade other things too, but not sure what. I know the CPU for sure, preferabbly to an i5-3570k.

Here are my current specs

GPU: GeForce GTS 450
CPU: Dual core i3
Motherboard: ASUS P7H55
Power Supply: 650W
64-bit windows 7.

So my question is apart from the CPU is anythign else gonna need to be changed?

Thanks for reading.

michaelfinnie's Avatar

07.24.2012 , 03:58 PM | #814
I'm sorry for not being able to help others right now, but i was redirected here.

I want to get a Desktop for $1000 or less, that can run SWTOR on High or Ultra Settings.
Anyone have any ideas?
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JjediJ's Avatar

07.25.2012 , 03:02 PM | #815
I have serious trouble with lag, and I'm sure it's hardware related.

4GB DDR2 Ram -Updated already
Intel Celeron Processor
Windows 7

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 though and I would like to know some alternative options for processors if necessary.. thanks
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MarsisdNord's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 09:54 AM | #816
I am looking at Craigslist for an upgrade (full system), the $1000 mark seems to be the sweet spot for age and performance per dollar. I was wondering if some hardware savy people would mind posting thier system stats and game settings and a qualitative assesment of game play?
  • CPU
  • GPU
  • Game video preset level
  • Comment eg. 30 fps in fleet 60 everywhere else, or game runs fine no heat issues

I would very much like to see a full spectrum of preset levels (from low to high) and the associated hardware.

Thank you in advance for your help.


swredrage's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 08:13 PM | #817
  • CPU Intel 3930K Hex-Core.
  • GPU XFX Double D 6870 Radeon 1gb
  • Game video preset level set to highest then lowered shadows at 2560x1440 windowed maximized.
  • Comment 60-90FPS depending on population 64GB RAM off of a Samsung 830 256GB SSD

MarsisdNord's Avatar

11.16.2012 , 02:29 PM | #818
Thank you Swerdrage

Druce_Jnr's Avatar

12.20.2012 , 04:19 AM | #819
So I've just ordered the parts to build this:

  • Intel Core i5 3470 3.2Ghz (Turbo boost 3.6Ghz)
  • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Motherboard
  • 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston Hyper X RAM 1600Mhz @ 1.5V
  • Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB gfx card
  • WD 7200rpm 500GB HDD 3.5" SATA
  • Thermaltake 600W PSU

It'll be running on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

thoughts on how you reckon it should run?
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11.18.2015 , 10:19 PM | #820
Hoping someone can help me. I thought it would be cool if me and my little boy could play because he absolutely loves Star Wars. I've given him my old graphics card but it doesnt seem like his computer is up to it.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 2.9 GHZ
AMD Radeon HD 6850
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Now i know that its not the best computer in the world but i was thinking that it should run without being choppy. Have it set to the lowest settings. Really slow load times and his character even moves theres about a huge 10 second fps spike. Its totally unplayable and my laptop runs SWTOR better than this! Apart from that the Computer works fine.
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