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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2011, 05:27:00 pm »
I wonder what are the specs of that one $35 computer Juju had that he talked to me about a while ago.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 05:38:53 pm »
It costed me only $15. So cheap I bought 2 of them. Pentium 4, 1.6 GHz (overclocked to 2.27 GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 3 hard disks (40GB, 30GB, 15GB), nVidia Geforce 4 MX. In fact, I got it with 512MB RAM and the 40GB HD, but I had 1GB RAM, 2 HDs, a 17" wide screen and some other material laying around to complete it.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 10:26:23 pm »
Mine is a laptop as most powerful since it is pretty new and my desktop is ~4 years old

*Windows 7 - 64 Bit Home Premuim
*Case: Clevo W150HNQ
*Processor: Intel Core i7-2720QM at 2.2ghz
*Ram: 2x4gb Kingston HyperX 1600mhz DDR3
*Graphics Card: Nvidia GT555 2gb
*Storage: Western Digital Black750gb 7200 RPM
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 10:27:27 pm »
Mine is a laptop as most powerful since it is pretty new and my desktop is ~4 years old

*Windows 7 - 64 Bit Home Premuim
*Case: Clevo W150HNQ
*Processor: Intel Core i7-2720QM at 2.2ghz
*Ram: 2x4gb Kingston HyperX 1600mhz DDR3
*Graphics Card: Nvidia GT555 2gb
*Storage: Western Digital Black750gb 7200 RPM
*Wireless Card: Bigfoot Wireless Killer N1103 450mb/s


Dat GPU...

But seriously, 2Gb? That'll play almost anything out without frameskipping...

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2011, 10:30:49 pm »
It depends. Sometimes video memory isn't everything. Some 32 mb cards can run some games that some 128 MB cards can't. For example my old card lacks pixel shader 2.0. My current card (1.5 GB) gives me about 30-50 fps in Starcraft at everything maxed out except shading which is set to medium, but at Ultra I get around 13 fps.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2011, 10:32:19 pm »
Yeah id like to have the GTX560 but that was way over my price range. Id also like to upgrade the processor but the rest of it im pretty fine with
This was supposed to replace my desktop in terms of both power and usage. Ill have to find the specs of my desktop later and post them
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2011, 10:35:36 pm »
It depends. Sometimes video memory isn't everything. Some 32 mb cards can run some games that some 128 MB cards can't. For example my old card lacks pixel shader 2.0. My current card (1.5 GB) gives me about 30-50 fps in Starcraft at everything maxed out except shading which is set to medium, but at Ultra I get around 13 fps.
I'm only an amateur game developer, but I think a lot of it has to do with the number of unique objects on screen. With more graphics memory, you can have more unique objects cached than if you didn't have very much. In short, modern games like Dirt 3 or RAGE (probably Starcraft II also, but I've never played it) stutter if you don't have enough memory (generally under 512-768Mb, but it varies). The stuttering is different from a poor framerate, because it's just busy loading objects.

Shaders are a different beast altogether, and generally a gpu with more stream processors will be able to handle more advanced shaders.
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2011, 10:48:11 pm »
Ah ok. Yeah I remember on my other card I ran games requiring 128 MB but no specific pixel shading 2.0 and that stuff, and the game would run ok but sometimes it would freeze for a bit then start running fine again.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2011, 01:41:24 am »
Ah ok. Yeah I remember on my other card I ran games requiring 128 MB but no specific pixel shading 2.0 and that stuff, and the game would run ok but sometimes it would freeze for a bit then start running fine again.

It really varies. Like you said, a 32Mb card can easily outperform a 128Mb card. With your current card (GT230, 1.5Gb) you can run Starcraft well (because Starcraft needs a powerful CPU and enough memory to store all the objects rendered on screen) but not Crysis (because Crysis has fewer objects and far more advanced shaders) because your card has an abnormally high amount of high-speed memory (1.5Gb) but fewer shader processing cores (GT230 vs. GT280).

My laptop's card (8600GS, 256Mb) can run Crysis okay but Starcraft would NOT run well.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2011, 01:19:55 pm »
Alright, mine is nothin to brag about, but I got it for $15 on craigslist, so:

*Windows XP Professional (I have done so many XP hacks, I am surprised Windows update worsk :P)
*Tower: eMachines T2482
*Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 1.99Ghz
*2 sticks of 256MB DDR2 RAM, getting two 1GB in near future (could be worse, my old one had 2 sticks of 128, DDR1)
*Graphics: NVIDIA G-FORCE 5800+? (not quie sure of model # and to lazy to check in device manager)
*Storage: 3 Hard drives:
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HD 2: 80GB
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2011, 05:08:51 pm »
* Windows 7 64 bit
* Tower: NZXT Vulcan
* CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k (4x 3,3GHz)
* RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance (DDR3, 4GB) = 8GB
* Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
* MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 (µATX)
* PSU: be quiet! 430W
* HDD 1: 250GB (Maxtor)
* HDD 2: 1000GB (Samsung)

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2011, 09:03:24 pm »
* Windows 7 64 bit
* Tower: NZXT Vulcan
* CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k (4x 3,3GHz)
* RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance (DDR3, 4GB) = 8GB
* Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
* MB: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 (µATX)
* PSU: be quiet! 430W
* HDD 1: 250GB (Maxtor)
* HDD 2: 1000GB (Samsung)

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Yeah, notice his post date. He had that system in February...

Also, he chose an odd graphics card. It looks more like a business pc than anything else.

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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2011, 11:35:36 pm »
HD 3: 20MB
wow that is a really small harddrive
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2011, 01:06:01 am »
HD 3: 20MB
wow that is a really small harddrive
My mom would called that really huge back in the days.

Also what are you using it for?
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Re: Computer Specs
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2011, 01:37:28 am »
I think he meant 20GB.

My mom would called that really huge back in the days.

... That's what she said.
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