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blowmedown
03.19.2012 , 04:32 PM | #771
Quote: Originally Posted by Msicr View Post
hello, will this computer run swtor on highest settings?

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-2120 3.3GHz (3MB Cache) with Hyper-Threading Technology

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit.

Memory3

4GB4 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz

Hard Drive

1TB SATA 6Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache

Video Card

1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545
I would up the video card to a 550ti atleast a 560ti would be better and get 8gb of memory since it's so cheap.

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CaptainZesty
03.20.2012 , 07:55 PM | #772
I'm looking at a system that has an i5 sandybridge and 8 gigs of ram. (Unfortunately, it's a pre-built system, I don't have a choice on that.) I was looking at getting an NVIDIA GT 520 to go along with that, but I was wondering if it is worth upping it to something like the GTX 550Ti?

Anything would be a huge upgrade over what I was running (I don't even meet the minimum specs), but I'd like to be able to run on high settings, (even if I have to tweak them a little). If I can average 30 fps on higher settings, I would be ecstatic.

How much of a difference would swapping my GPU choice make?
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blowmedown
03.21.2012 , 07:13 PM | #773
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainZesty View Post
I'm looking at a system that has an i5 sandybridge and 8 gigs of ram. (Unfortunately, it's a pre-built system, I don't have a choice on that.) I was looking at getting an NVIDIA GT 520 to go along with that, but I was wondering if it is worth upping it to something like the GTX 550Ti?

Anything would be a huge upgrade over what I was running (I don't even meet the minimum specs), but I'd like to be able to run on high settings, (even if I have to tweak them a little). If I can average 30 fps on higher settings, I would be ecstatic.

How much of a difference would swapping my GPU choice make?
For a simple answer yes.
With a 520 (it's nowhere near a gaming card lowest settings at best) you will be very disapointed. If its a prebuilt that comes with a 520 and your going to add a 550ti you will probaly need a new power supply also because they usally put the bare min in them.
The 550ti is not really good either get a 6850 or better 560ti. It runs fine on a 6850 but still not maxed out.
They are always choices building a PC is really easy.
I smell a cyberpower PC


http://www.hwcompare.com/9711/geforc...adeon-hd-6850/
This will last you for years to come.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.770956
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106333

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blowmedown
03.21.2012 , 07:57 PM | #774
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainZesty View Post
I'm looking at a system that has an i5 sandybridge and 8 gigs of ram. (Unfortunately, it's a pre-built system, I don't have a choice on that.) I was looking at getting an NVIDIA GT 520 to go along with that, but I was wondering if it is worth upping it to something like the GTX 550Ti?

Anything would be a huge upgrade over what I was running (I don't even meet the minimum specs), but I'd like to be able to run on high settings, (even if I have to tweak them a little). If I can average 30 fps on higher settings, I would be ecstatic.

How much of a difference would swapping my GPU choice make?
PM me if you wish i might have what you need and save you a few $ i3 2120 CPU
6850 GPU

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Senatsu
03.21.2012 , 08:16 PM | #775
I've just bought some new computer parts, not strictly for SWTOR, but I would love to hear some of what I can expect in terms of FPS and graphics settings in comparison to my current build.

Current build:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
1TB HDD
8GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 250 GTS GPU
Intel i5 650 dual-core 3.20 GHz CPU
550W PSU
Steady 10 FPS in combat with everything on low and turned off.

New build:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
120 GB SSD (purely for system and 2 or 3 of the games I play the most)
8GB RAM (might upgrade these if it will help)
Intel i7 2700k quad-core 3.50 GHz CPU (planning on overclocking this)
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 "Golden Sample" GPU
1050W PSU.

Any thoughts?
I would agree to an Aion-type LFG system, but not WoW's LFD. We don't need Blizzard's failures in this game.

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snowgar
03.22.2012 , 03:04 AM | #776
i7

ati 5850

ddr3 6GO

seven 64 bit familial.

1440x900.

110 fps planet.

25 fps PVP.

*** BIOWARE?

i play crysis bf3 FULL in 60 fps ALL TIME

**** THIS GAME...
Pain dur, lit dur et vin gaté est la vie du soldat usé
Pain dur, lit rude et vin gaste, est la vie du soldat ruse

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blowmedown
03.23.2012 , 05:45 PM | #777
Quote: Originally Posted by Senatsu View Post
I've just bought some new computer parts, not strictly for SWTOR, but I would love to hear some of what I can expect in terms of FPS and graphics settings in comparison to my current build.

Current build:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
1TB HDD
8GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 250 GTS GPU
Intel i5 650 dual-core 3.20 GHz CPU
550W PSU
Steady 10 FPS in combat with everything on low and turned off.

New build:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
120 GB SSD (purely for system and 2 or 3 of the games I play the most)
8GB RAM (might upgrade these if it will help)
Intel i7 2700k quad-core 3.50 GHz CPU (planning on overclocking this)
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 "Golden Sample" GPU
1050W PSU.

Any thoughts?
That is almost the most overkill on the PSU i have ever seen for a 400 WATT TDP system.
i5 2500k $100 cheaper
560ti $100 or more cheaper
Antec 620 neo eco for $65
I would of overclocked the CPU to about 4.0 and added the GPU and PSU I listed.
For a $320 or so upgrade

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KathrynJaneway
03.25.2012 , 06:25 PM | #778
Hi I just started playing the game recently and noticed some glitches when I was in Test Center trying out 1.2 Patch. Here is a brief description of my PC and a link to a more detailed one. I would like to know what would be the best Graphics Card, Power Supply and/or Cooling System (if needed) to upgrade my computer so the graphics will work better. Thanks for your help

Description

Intel Core i5-2390T 2.7GHz 3MB Cache
8GB DDR3 Memory
AMD Radeon HD 6450 512MB GDDR3 Graphics Card
1TB Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner
300 Watt Power Supply
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Windows 7 Home Premium


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...ct=5097929#N33

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OndreKH
03.25.2012 , 07:32 PM | #779
I need help with deciding what case to buy for the new rig I'm building. I have a list together and I just wanted other peoples opinion on which one would be the best.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E11-129-042-TS

help would be much appreciated.
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Pachoes
03.25.2012 , 07:38 PM | #780
Quote: Originally Posted by OndreKH View Post
I need help with deciding what case to buy for the new rig I'm building. I have a list together and I just wanted other peoples opinion on which one would be the best.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E11-129-042-TS

help would be much appreciated.

While i cannot give you a run down of your cases listed, I personally am using a case in the HAF series and can tell you i'm very satisfied with it. As is my brother in law, who has one as well.