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Good computer for SWTOR?


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Metroidjin
03.21.2012 , 11:59 AM | #1
I need en entire new comp as this one is about 3-4 years old, this computer does play SWTOR but everything has to be on low settings.

I'm thinking of buying this computer $769.99 CAD, I don't want to build my own. What do you think of the specs, will I be able to play on max settings with this baby?

Thank you for the replies.

Base Features:

Processor Type = AMD FX-8120
Processor Speed = 3.1 GHz
Processor Cores = 8
RAM = 8GB PC10666 (1333Mhz DDR3)
Hard Drive Capacity = 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) = 7200 rpm
Optical Drive = 24 x DVD±RW

Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
Pre-loaded Operating System = Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory = Yes
Shared Video Memory = Not Applicable
TV Tuner = No
Video Memory = 1 GB

Display:

Built-in Monitor = No
HDCP Compliant = Yes
Native Screen Resolution = Not Applicable
Screen Size/Type = Not Applicable

Audio:

Audio Output = Yes - 3.5mm Analog, S/Pdif
Digital Input = No
Digital Output = Yes - Back
Integrated Microphone = No
Line Out = Yes = Back
Line-In input = Yes = Front & Back
Microphone Input = Yes - Front & Back
Sound Card = Realtek ALC892
Speaker Wattage = Not Applicable
Speakers = No

Networking:

Ethernet Port = Yes = 10/100/1000
Integrated Bluetooth = No
Integrated WiFi = No

Inputs/Outputs:

Card Reader = No
Component Output = No
Composite Output = No
DVI Output = Yes
E-SATA = No
FireWire (IEEE 1394) = No
HDMI = Yes
Keyboard = Full-Size Gaming
Modem = No
Mouse = Optical
Remote = No
S-Video Output = No
USB Ports = Yes
VGA Output = Yes
Webcam = No

Computing Features:

Available AGP Slots = Not Applicable
Available Hard Drive Bays = 5 Internal 3.5" (4 Available)
Available Memory Slots = 4 Total (2 Available)
Available Optical Bays = 3 External 5.25" (2 Available)
Available PCI Slots = 2 Total (2 Available)
Available PCI-E Slots = 1 PCI Express X16 Slot (Occupied)
Energy Star Qualified = No
Power Supply = 500 Watts
Processor Cache = 8 MB L2
Removable Storage = No
System Bus = Information Not Available

Software:

Loaded Software 1 = Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Loaded Software 2 = N/A
Loaded Software 3 = N/A
Loaded Software 4 = N/A
Operating System Language = English

Product Features:

Tower Depth = 48.5 cm
Tower Height = 42.7 cm
Tower Width = 20.3 cm
Tower Weight = 14.5 kg
Warranty Labour = 1 Year(s)

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Darth_Bond
03.21.2012 , 12:01 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Metroidjin View Post
I need en entire new comp as this one is about 3-4 years old, this computer does play SWTOR but everything has to be on low settings.

I'm thinking of buying this computer $769.99 CAD, I don't want to build my own. What do you think of the specs, will I be able to play on max settings with this baby?

Thank you for the replies.

Base Features:

Processor Type = AMD FX-8120
Processor Speed = 3.1 GHz
Processor Cores = 8
RAM = 8GB PC10666 (1333Mhz DDR3)
Hard Drive Capacity = 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute) = 7200 rpm
Optical Drive = 24 x DVD±RW

Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
Pre-loaded Operating System = Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory = Yes
Shared Video Memory = Not Applicable
TV Tuner = No
Video Memory = 1 GB

Display:

Built-in Monitor = No
HDCP Compliant = Yes
Native Screen Resolution = Not Applicable
Screen Size/Type = Not Applicable

Audio:

Audio Output = Yes - 3.5mm Analog, S/Pdif
Digital Input = No
Digital Output = Yes - Back
Integrated Microphone = No
Line Out = Yes = Back
Line-In input = Yes = Front & Back
Microphone Input = Yes - Front & Back
Sound Card = Realtek ALC892
Speaker Wattage = Not Applicable
Speakers = No

Networking:

Ethernet Port = Yes = 10/100/1000
Integrated Bluetooth = No
Integrated WiFi = No

Inputs/Outputs:

Card Reader = No
Component Output = No
Composite Output = No
DVI Output = Yes
E-SATA = No
FireWire (IEEE 1394) = No
HDMI = Yes
Keyboard = Full-Size Gaming
Modem = No
Mouse = Optical
Remote = No
S-Video Output = No
USB Ports = Yes
VGA Output = Yes
Webcam = No

Computing Features:

Available AGP Slots = Not Applicable
Available Hard Drive Bays = 5 Internal 3.5" (4 Available)
Available Memory Slots = 4 Total (2 Available)
Available Optical Bays = 3 External 5.25" (2 Available)
Available PCI Slots = 2 Total (2 Available)
Available PCI-E Slots = 1 PCI Express X16 Slot (Occupied)
Energy Star Qualified = No
Power Supply = 500 Watts
Processor Cache = 8 MB L2
Removable Storage = No
System Bus = Information Not Available

Software:

Loaded Software 1 = Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Loaded Software 2 = N/A
Loaded Software 3 = N/A
Loaded Software 4 = N/A
Operating System Language = English

Product Features:

Tower Depth = 48.5 cm
Tower Height = 42.7 cm
Tower Width = 20.3 cm
Tower Weight = 14.5 kg
Warranty Labour = 1 Year(s)

you'd probably still have issues, with this game running on that or ANY hardware
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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Metroidjin
03.21.2012 , 12:05 PM | #3
Lol, yeah I'm aware of the lag, but is it a good computer?

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Darth_Bond
03.21.2012 , 12:11 PM | #4
eh.. how do i know?

just get the GTX video card instead

Apart from that, I7?
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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The_Eyesight
03.21.2012 , 12:14 PM | #5
Should be able to, my specs are a bit better than that and unless I'm on Ilum I don't lag.

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Orizuru
03.21.2012 , 12:14 PM | #6
The video card is fairly low quality.

You need at least a 550 GT for medium graphics. A 560 series would probably let you run on high settings with shadows disable, but you may still have some issues. Stepping up to the 560 series would probably require a PSU upgrade. Pre-built systems rarely have more than a 400 Watt PSU and the 560 needs at least 500 Watts if I remember correctly.

EDIT: I just noticed the build you listed includes a 500W PSU.

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Dendore
03.21.2012 , 12:15 PM | #7
It's a new computer but pretty low end. Not worth the price. Won't be able to play with max settings.
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Darth_Bond
03.21.2012 , 12:21 PM | #8
again i suggest something with an 'i' series processor(s) and a GTX series video card, theyre pretty standard these days for high end gaming systems.


i5

i7 etc
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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Metroidjin
03.21.2012 , 12:24 PM | #9
I see, yeah the video card seems pretty basic but it is better than what I have atm hehe. Thanks for all the replies.

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Zakua
03.21.2012 , 12:49 PM | #10
Quick n dirty: Looks ok besides the 520 GFX card.

Put a 560 in there and you will be much better off., SLI 560 and your maxing settings in most games with ease.
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