GiantBomb PC gamers, what condition is your condition in ?
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.
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.
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what condition is your condition in ?
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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 ^^
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
RAM: 4 GB DDR2
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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
Waiting for the BF3 specs, doing a basic $1600 build then, hopefully SSDs will be a bit cheaper by then.
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.
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).
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