GiantBomb PC gamers, what condition is your condition in ?

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#1 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
#2 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Just wondering how you guys are doing, rig-wise.
 it's C for me - relatively old, waiting for BF3 specs and some price drops 
Edit: "E" is for both upgrading and not upgrading.. got a decent rig? it's E. Says "minor upgrade" anyway!

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (12160 posts) -

what condition is your condition in ?

#4 Posted by JCTango (1366 posts) -

Put together my first rig in the past summer - rockin' the new stuff pretty well so far!

#5 Posted by ajamafalous (12160 posts) -

Anyway, F. Built this computer as top of the line 17 months ago, and last month I replaced my GTX 275 with a GTX 560 Ti.

#6 Posted by Freddie_Bert (45 posts) -

F for me, got my new PC at Christmas.

#7 Posted by Aronman789 (2671 posts) -

Relatively old rig that I'm hoping to upgrade later with holiday money.

#8 Posted by Malphye (410 posts) -

E here. Going to see what my pc lacks when trying to run bf3 on ultra then go from there.

#9 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

I have a pretty decent video card (gtx 480)
But i might upgrade my 2.4gz q6600 core2quad this summer, when sandy bridge gets a price cut or if the new 8 core AMD bulldozer cpu is really good i might jump on that.

#10 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

E. would of been better if one of my videocards didn't fry. Can't go sli, also my second pci-e slot seems to not work well anyways. Was going to run like two gtx 460 with an i7 processor. One gtx 460 1gb is mid range by today's standards, two would be more powerful than a gtx 580.
Have to fix my mobo or something and get another two videocards to sli. Will be making an upgrade during nvidia's next set of videocards so it should be powerful. Maybe just get one powerful single card gpu instead for the next refresh of cards. Can't sli two gtx 560 now without getting my mobo fixed.

#11 Posted by Animasta (14726 posts) -

Why can't I just have a decent rig and have no plans to update because I have no money?

#12 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Laketown said:
Why can't I just have a decent rig and have no plans to update because I have no money?
that's E for you. it says "might upgrade"
#13 Edited by melcene (3034 posts) -

I'm sitting between E and F.  I have a decent rig - it's not beastly or top of the line, but I don't foresee needing any upgrades over the next year or so. 
I'm choosing E though because I could really use some new speakers.  Hubby always gets the nice 5.1's and I always get the crappy stereo-desktop speakers.

#14 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

E. My rig isn't too bad, but I wouldn't mind a minor upgrade.

#15 Posted by Bolt (154 posts) -

Getting ready to just build a new one from the ground up, Mainly for BF3 and The Witcher 2. It's been awhile since I have built myself a new rig

#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:

what condition is your condition in ?

ajamafalous, meet The Big Lebowski,  
Lebowski, meet ajamafalous 
@melcene said:
I'm sitting between E and F.  I have a decent rig - it's not beastly or top of the line, but I don't foresee needing any upgrades over the next year or so.
that's E for you lady :) Glad to know you've got your PC gaming on, mel ^^
#17 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Q9400, 4GB RAM, 8800GT 512. Old but still going strong enough in most games.  

The Witcher 2 did remind me how old my system is. The first game in a long time that I had to run at a non-native res (i.e 1280x720 instead of the monitor's 1920x1080). I might upgrade that ~4 year old GPU later this year, but it really depends on the games I'm playing and how satisfied I'd be with how my rig is handling them. One game not running as well as I'd like has never really necessitated an upgrade for me (unless it's something I'm playing a lot frequently, but there hasn't been such a game yet), so it has to be more.
Though, current GPU prices are indeed looking particularly tempting, but I feel like I'm going to wait for a GTX 570/HD 6970 level card to drop to 6850-like prices before I invest.

#18 Edited by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

My PC is about half a year old. I built an upper-mid range computer, so I'm fairly up to date. Not sure how much that will change once BF3 comes around, might do an upgrade around then if needed.
Man, feels good playing games on PC, especially when you've built the damn thing yourself.

#19 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2030 posts) -

B. My CPU is garbage and my GPU was just a quick fix at the time (8800GT 512 awhile back), so I need a complete overhaul. Plus a new case since mine is so small for a gaming rig  + mediocre cooling  =  the thing overheats constantly.  
Upgrading the whole system; can only afford a moderately good Radeon + wuad-core, so it'll be enough to stay modern, but nothing beastly.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Alaska_Gamer said:
Man, feels good playing games on PC, especially when you've built the damn thing yourself.
Fuckin' A. nothing is more personalizing than rocking smooth-running games on a monster machine you put together yourself.
#21 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

My rig is quite old, few years old, its still pretty capable 
i got it built so i dont know the specs (im not computer savvy in the slightlest) but it runs crysis at high/very high although at 720p resolution

#22 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

F. Built it last December, ended up buying a bit juicier PSU accompanied with another 6870 and replacement fans for the stock Antec 300 ones. I think it'll hold up pretty well as long as AMD keeps its end of the bargain.

#23 Posted by BeachThunder (12427 posts) -

I voted H; I mainly play games on my cons...
I mean, B; my computer's nearly 4 years old now, I've upgraded most parts of my computer, but it's time for a completely new computer soon. Almost everything needs an overhaul and there's only so much I can do with this motherboard. I'll probably post an advice thread in a month or so.
I'm looking at getting an SSD, an i5 or i7 sandy bridge, at least 8GB ram; I'm probably going to stick with my GTX 465 though. Although, maybe I might get a 560, who knows.

#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

Wasn't sure where my situation fell into, so I just picked other. I'm currently running: 
Processor: Intel core 2 duo extreme 2.9 GHZ 
Graphics card: 2x 1GB 8800 GTX Ultras that over heat. 
HDD: 320 GB 
I have a Galaxy 768mb 460 graphics card that should be here any day now, but that's the only upgrade I have and, sadly, will be making any time soon.

#25 Posted by ProfessorEss (7523 posts) -

I voted G. Last time I upgraded my "personal" computer was for my wife to play WoW's The Scarlet Crusade, and even that was a band-aid that maxed out our old-ass motherboard.
The bind I'm in with PC gaming is that my work buys my computers for me, but as a designer who works almost exclusively in Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash the computers I get are optimized for just that. I have a pretty powerful PC right now but the videocard has zero 3D capabilities and I can not in good, responsible conscience go digging into it and installing foreign hardware and muddying up my bread & butter settings for the sake of gaming.
So every time someone says "a powerful PC benefits you in all these others ways" it doesn't apply, because my PC already kicks ass in all those ways except for games. Plus, when your backlog is as long as mine, it's makes it that much tougher to justify buying a new rig for the sake of playing that occasional "to die for" PC exclusive right now.

#26 Posted by Wuddel (2100 posts) -

Well, i7 quadcore and GTX 470. I think I am set for BF3 - I bet it will run on "High" (not ultra), and the difference will be minimal I guess. I upgraded for Civ5 which was in a long time the first game  I was caring about that could not run on BootCamp on my MacBook (my work computer, because Windows is for games now).

#27 Posted by l3illyl3ob (285 posts) -

I have a decent rig but I don't plan on upgrading because I think it's "good enough".  Just bought myself a Radeon 6870 for $200, and am happy at its performance.  It can run Dirt 3 at ultra settings at 50-60FPS.  I can't reasonably expect it to do the same for Battlefield 3, but it will run it at least medium settings I suspect. At least it will look better than the 360 version.

#28 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I wouldn't say my rig is beastly.
Asus P8P67, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, GTX 560ti, i5 2500K which I might upgrade to an i7 later this year. 
Guess I'll think more about it when we know about the requirements for Battlefield 3.

#29 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Cloudenvy:  that is beastly 
#30 Posted by Spice (36 posts) -

Rocking the quad i5-760 and a 6950.
I'll be fine when BF3 comes out.

#31 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

Gonna start gathering parts after I get back from vacation in September. I buy my parts one at a time when they're on sale then build the thing myself. Save a ton of money that way. Hopefully I'll have it built when Skyrim hits.

#32 Posted by hanktherapper (384 posts) -

F. I bought a new PC a week ago and finally playing Starcraft 2.

#33 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@hanktherapper said:
F. I bought a new PC a week ago and finally playing Starcraft 2.
congratz !
#34 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (822 posts) -

I: My rig is not really so old, I started building it about 7 months ago. But I am looking at building an Extreme PC and I know that this PC will exceed BF3's recommended requirements.

#35 Posted by Vexxan (4614 posts) -

I play less and less games on PC but that'll change once Guild Wars 2's out. I'll probably spend some money on a new computer then.

#36 Posted by PillClinton (3297 posts) -

my condition's in pretty good condition, but I'm yet to own a PC with a discrete video card. 

#37 Posted by SaFt (390 posts) -

Mine isn't that old. But it wasn't the latest and greatest when i bought it either. 
And seeing how it performs with Bad Company 2 i guess i'll have to upgrade to play BF3 at a respectable framerate.  
AMD Phenom II x4 945 3 GHz, 4GB RAM,  ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB and an ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO mother board. 
I'm not sure but i guess the weakest part is the GPU? Any tip on what i should be upgrading to play BF3 is very welcomed.

#38 Posted by Stealthoneill (249 posts) -

Not quite ready for Battlefield 3 but a graphics card upgrade, maybe a little bit more RAM, and I should be good.  
Processor: i5 2600k 3.3Ghz 
RAM: 4Gb, 1600Mhz 
Graphics: Radeon 6850 1Gb

#39 Posted by Daveyo520 (7003 posts) -

G because I am poor. I would love a new high end machine.

#40 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

Got a 3.2GHz quad but held back by a 5770. Probable that I'm going to have to swap that out near christmas.

#41 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

E. I will upgrade it in the near future.

#42 Posted by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

She's purring. Won't need an upgrade for quite a while.

#43 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

I got a good PC that can run most games with high settings at 1680x1050. Don't care about BF 3 though.

#44 Posted by Kazona (3097 posts) -

I'm still running a Q6600 CPU with an 8800GTS 512 card, so I'd say that it's in (dire) need of an upgrade. Hopefully this year.

#45 Edited by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:

@Alaska_Gamer said:

Man, feels good playing games on PC, especially when you've built the damn thing yourself.
Fuckin' A. nothing is more personalizing than rocking smooth-running games on a monster machine you put together yourself.
Have to also agree with 100%, even though I purchased a gaming laptop (Yes I know gaming laptop for college, hur hur hur) It felt good back in 04 being able to play Wow smoothly on a system I had built.
#46 Posted by Stonyman65 (2873 posts) -

Apevia Dreamer case 
Opteron 3600 dual core  
Asus AN8-SLI deluxe (socket 939) 
Nvidia 8800 GTS 512  
320GB WD green drive
19" Viewsonic LCD (1280x1024) 
My rig is KICK ASS 
...for 2006...... 
Waiting for the BF3 specs, doing a basic $1600 build then, hopefully SSDs will be a bit cheaper by then. 

#47 Posted by pweidman (2364 posts) -

Just need a shiny new graphics card.....maybe.  Everything else is more than enough for ultra.  Thing is it runs everything I have installed very well, with high fidelity as is.  New card for one game? BF3 maybe? Shit I'll play that on the 360 w/friends on XBL. Diablo 3 won't require it.  Hard to justify, but it's too fun to upgrade and tinker.
#48 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

F since i got my gtx580, but i have no interest in BF3 :/

#49 Posted by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

Civ5 for me marked the start of this pc needing updated CPU, would rather just wait a little while to get a better job & with enough money just get a new fully upgraded pc instead of the cheaper route of buying the CPU/motherboard, larger hard drive & win7 update (using vista still).

#50 Posted by Franstone (1156 posts) -

Built my rig at the tail end of 09 in November.
AMD Phenom X4 695 @ 3.4 Ghz
Crossfired ATI Radeon HD 5870s
Depending on how BF3, Rage, and Skyrim runs... 
Might upgrade to 6 core and get whatever video card is released after those titles.

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