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Malstrond
12.18.2011 , 03:20 PM | #161
Just a side note:
I would like to remind some of the self-declared professionals in this thread that are implying you need a quad-core for SWTOR of the following: The HeroEngine from Simutronics, which Bioware licensed for SWTOR, is still exclusively single-threaded [Source from the developers themselves].

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Colobulous
12.18.2011 , 03:26 PM | #162
Quote: Originally Posted by joecarolina View Post
Dell laptop. What setting will i be able to run on? Need an answer asap cause this is the laptop I am buying today. (its a 1 day offer)
Relatively poorly, because of the graphics card being a relatively low level one.

You'd be better off finding an i5 with a better graphics chipset.

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Corrick
12.18.2011 , 03:30 PM | #163
Getting a new gaming pc built, here are the specs:



GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply


AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


How well do you think I'll be able to run swtor on this?
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Colobulous
12.18.2011 , 03:32 PM | #164
Quote: Originally Posted by Corrick View Post
How well do you think I'll be able to run swtor on this?
Fine. Can't say I recommend a Zambezi though, not worth it for gaming, but if you do other things, I suppose it might be ok.

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Corrick
12.18.2011 , 03:42 PM | #165
Quote: Originally Posted by Colobulous View Post
Fine. Can't say I recommend a Zambezi though, not worth it for gaming, but if you do other things, I suppose it might be ok.
Hmm, thanks for the input. Which processor would you recommend? This is the setup I went with mainly because it was only $640 total, plus I can always upgrade it later once I get more money.
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joecarolina
12.18.2011 , 04:29 PM | #166
PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2670QM 2.2GHz (3.1GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
WIRELESS CARDS Intel® Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n 1x2
MEMORY 6GB DDR3 at 1600MHzedit
VIDEO CARD 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus™ technology
HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s


How well would this laptop run swtor? If the answer is on low quality then please tell me what you would change. (alienware computer by the way)

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Pilotpanda
12.18.2011 , 04:37 PM | #167
My question is whether I need to upgrade to max the game and have a rock solid 60fps with no drops even in PVP.

I have an x4 phenom 3.2 and 2 5870s in crossfire. It's basically adequate performance but it dips in towns, odd times, open vistas, and busy fights. One thing I love about WoW (maybe the only thing?) is it's the most butter-smooth game around, and that keeps it immersive. This game is not the prettiest game in town so I'm hoping that some AMD drivers and some client patches will fix my performance up.

Any thoughts?

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Colobulous
12.18.2011 , 04:52 PM | #168
Quote: Originally Posted by Corrick View Post
Hmm, thanks for the input. Which processor would you recommend? This is the setup I went with mainly because it was only $640 total, plus I can always upgrade it later once I get more money.
I'd recommend going with an Intel over an AMD, your other AMD choices are a Phenom II, which I think are a better price for performance value right now, but I could be wrong, maybe if you got a good deal on the Zambezi it'd be ok, I saw some remarks about getting one for 100 dollars.

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FrostyAU
12.18.2011 , 05:36 PM | #169
Hey everybody, recently iv been fairly choppy, slow framerate i have all of the graphics on the lowest for better preformance, i have a intel core i3 processor and a NIVIDIA geforce 315 graphics card, i need to upgrade one of them but eventually both, what do you think first? im considering the graphics card to maybe a 460 or 560it ge force? thourts and suggestions would be great!
frosty.

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MeeyahWallace
12.18.2011 , 05:48 PM | #170
Would a radeon 9800xt run this game on low?