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*Ultimate* Desktop PC Performance Guide

blowmedown's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 10:33 PM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by BattousaiMaximus View Post
Does this system look pretty clean to play SWTOR

Sapphire Radeon HD6770 1 GB DDR5 DVI/ HDMI/ DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100328L $119.99

ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 Intel Motherboard $124.99

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $46.57

Asus 24xDVDRW Drive DVD-RAM/R/RW 24x8x16x(DVD) 48x32x48x(CD) Serial ATA Internal OEM DRW-24B1ST (Black) $22.88

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack $99.99

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 Processor $189.99

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2 $59.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX $79.99

All total after tax is $721.55.
I would get the i3 2120 and spend the extra $ on a 6870 or 6850 if thats to much money but you will be glad you did the same PSU will run it.

Hirsul's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 08:51 AM | #112
Thanks for the post. This will help me when I take a look at a new laptop.

I have a i5-2600K, 8GB RAM, MSI ATI Radeon HD6570 1 GB, etc and the game runs great on OTB game settings. Only issue I notice is with the LCD monitor. Mine is like 5 years old and has a slower response time.

Jakobpoop's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 01:27 PM | #113
i started a thread about what computer to buy since my current computer have integrated graphics and it's lagging while playing but the thread was closed and a moderator directed me here and some other threads to ask this question. Anyway, im not gonna ask about the computers but the graphics cards. The first computer has a Nvidia GeForce GT520 1GB and the second ATI Radeon HD6755G2 with 1024 MB GDDR5 VRAM. Wih one is best?
I saw the first one at the low end graphics cards at the first page but i couldn't find the other one anywhere...

Lord_Itharius's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 02:21 PM | #114
GeForce 560 ti
Phenom II x4 @ 3.4 ghz
8 gigs DDR3 RAM

I get 20 fps in Warzones and operations, 8 to 15 fps in Imperial Fleet, 80 to 110 fps everywhere else.

Bioware, acknowledge this problem and post a fix ETA in the next two weeks or I'm unsubbing :-(
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CESKi's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 05:12 PM | #115
Just out of curiosity , My other computer has 2 ATI Radeon HD 3800 series crossfire. but my game doesnt run as good as i was hoping i've been told to try out 12.1 catalyst should i or not? and should i be able to play the game without fps spikes almost constantly.

thanks Regards CESKiE

joneb's Avatar

01.04.2012 , 06:34 PM | #116
The computer I put together earlier this year actually seems to be the most optimal budget system, give or take, in line with the information given by the OP. I recommend it for anyone on a budget.

My machine is a Core I3 2100 cpu, Radeon 6870 video card, 4GB 1366 memory, 1 TB 7200RPM SATA HDD, Corsair TX 650 (watt) PSU. The 1TB is more than necessary though. I only have a 1360x768 widescreen TV but I get fps often into the 100s everything set on high though it falls to a low of 20fps sometimes in taxis dramatically which I sense is more to do with the game than my computer.
"The Force is confused in this one"

Fexfo's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:39 AM | #117
I got:
a tired Radeon HD 4890 not overcloaked with memio diodo boiling around 110 C.
a amd phenom II X6
Running in a Win 7 with no tweaks or modification on process system.

i can run everything in max options and resolution at 1920x1080 since i put the shadows off in game, this way i got 61+ fps

All i will want now its a hotkey to toggle on/off the shadows in game, because with shadows on, i got between 11-35 fps depending on the area.

AHawtRhino's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:43 AM | #118
It is people like you that make the world a better place. Nice job!

Ninahaza's Avatar

01.06.2012 , 01:44 AM | #119
ok so i was one of those people complaining about not getting anything past 3 FPS . i looked at my current system[my laptop] and decided it was time to just say f**k it and build my first gaming pc because you see, instead of waiting on a fix for my 3 FPS issue i realized that even if a fix came, i would not be able to run swtor, or any of the near future MMO's[like guild wars 2] that are coming out on mid-high to max settings with this laptop.
the only problem is that i am a super new newb to building pc's, let alone a gaming pc lol.

here's my under $550 budget gaming pc set up. Some input and general advice is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, thank you for taking a look.
PS: before you start recommending all these better parts that would make this build 10x better, please keep in mind a few things
---No plans of overclocking, at least not the cpu. MAYBE the gpu, maybe
---this will be strictly a MMORPGS gaming pc, not being built for crysis, skyrim, battlefield bad company etc etc. More like its being built to deliver good fps at MEDIUM TO HIGH SETTING[maybe max if i'm lucky] on games like SWTOR, Guild wars 2, WoW.
---The maximum res i will be playing on my current monitor is 1600x900 anyways, i think this rig should be perfect for my current situation right?
---BUDGET . i would love to upgrade to a better mobo, i5-2500k, radeon HD 6950 etc etc but i am on a very tight budget. but wouldnt all those be overkill for a rig being used for just MMORGS anyways?

alright without further delay, here is what i came with for my over all plans/current situation. should i go ahead and order parts?

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core with Hyper threading

CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z90-CP 62.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing $12.99

Motherboard: Biostar TH67+ Micro ATX LGA1155 $59.99

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $37.99

Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB $106.97

Case: Azza Orion 202 EVO ATX Mid Tower $28.99

Power Supply: Apevia 500W ATX

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $99.99

Breakdown can be seen here
Total after mail in rebate and all that: $548.....$2 to spare haha

so what do you think? again all advice/input greatly appreciated, help a major newb out man

xXcronicXx's Avatar

01.06.2012 , 05:41 AM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Itharius View Post
GeForce 560 ti
Phenom II x4 @ 3.4 ghz
8 gigs DDR3 RAM

I get 20 fps in Warzones and operations, 8 to 15 fps in Imperial Fleet, 80 to 110 fps everywhere else.

Bioware, acknowledge this problem and post a fix ETA in the next two weeks or I'm unsubbing :-(
whats your power supply ?
some people over look this

and what is your temp at ? you could be over heating.