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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
If i were to build a computer with the following, how much would i be looking to pay?

Fast dual core, quad core processer
8800 graphics card
2gb+ RAM
Case and PSU to support this
Operating system, preferably XP.
Motherboard to support this of course

Let me know i rough price please.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
approx £350 but there are better value graphics cards at the moment than the 8800s,
#2
tonyg1962
approx £350 but there are better value graphics cards at the moment than the 8800s,


What sort of thing would that be mate, looking to run ARMA2 at high settings with good frame rates :P
#3
A better-than-8800 graphics card can be had for well under £100, as can fast dual-core CPUs. Another ton will get you a decent enough motherboard and the ram, and then another will get a decent case, PSU and OEM operating system, with a little spare for a DVD. Depending on how big a HDD you want your looking at £400 - £500 all in.
#4
Edbug
What sort of thing would that be mate, looking to run ARMA2 at high settings with good frame rates :P


Is this the main thing you want it for as for gaming you are better spending a little more on the GPU and a little less on the CPU,If you never do video editing or other cpu intensive tasks you could get away with a E5200 (approx £55) processor and spend a little more on graphics and buy a Hd 4870 ( £109),it all depends on what your needs are,
And yes you could build a PC to play Arma 2 for £400
#5
best place to have a look is ebuyer they norm do some good offers, i recently built my pc using them, i agree i would get a better card than 8800 there are some decent priced ones out
#6
My PC can play ArmA 2 fine, built it for £400 in November, although my HD4830 is overclocked to the max because I replaced the cooler, ATI stock coolers are TERRIBLE
#7
Most important criteria is probably what resolution you plan to use (ie what size is your monitor!). That will dictate what graphics card to buy (as stated its the most important part for gaming), as many are perfectly adequate up to a certain res. then quickly drop off in framerate as the frame buffer fills or the memory bandwidth saturates.

If its specifically for that game a fast Core2Duo is probably the best chip to get (although a 3GHz+ Phenom X2 would also be a good choice) - but I'd personally get a slower quad-core just to be more futureproof.
#8
Thank you everyone so far,

How about the 4850,4870, would this be a good choice of graphics card?
#9
Yes, but as above, the screen resolution you are going to use will help you decide which one...

Edit - Seems a very demanding games looking a the framerates in the benchmarks here!!

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