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Mobely
Squire
posted 04-20-03 10:45 PM CT (US)         
After playing a game on the Zone, I realized a few things.

1. If all the games on there are that easy playing online is going to be no sweat.

2. My computer is really slow and causes lots of lag.

3. I might need to buy a new computer soon.


My question to you guys is this- What would be the best sytem for me to get? I don't have a lot of cash on hand (and I'll have to wait awhile because I'm buying a car) but what would you suggest? I'm talking ideally for gaming and such. Speed, memory etc...whats best? also I want a laptop, but i know those arent so hot for gaming.. or are they?

So.. What would you suggest?

I think the system I have now is something like this- 850mhz and uh... I forget the rest.

Thanks for the help!


This is all, that is it.

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Night_Warrior
Guest
posted 04-20-03 11:11 PM CT (US)     1 / 18       
What's your RAM and connection speed?
Rose
Squire
(id: railroad)
posted 04-20-03 11:13 PM CT (US)     2 / 18       
I think you need at least a 1Ghz processor if you're buying a new computer. 256 RAM is enough for a game like AoK.

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Mobely
Squire
posted 04-20-03 11:20 PM CT (US)     3 / 18       
I'm not sure about ram. Where can I find out? I'm guessing by connection speed you mean internet connection? I have cable..

This is all, that is it.

Night_Warrior
Guest
posted 04-20-03 11:24 PM CT (US)     4 / 18       
Right click on my computer. Click properties. RAM is displayed.
Chino
Squire
(id: hairic)
posted 04-20-03 11:47 PM CT (US)     5 / 18       
How much free hard drive space do you have?
You might not need a new system yet. I guess that depends on what games you play, or want to play, though.

AOK doesn't really need that much. You could probably be able to hold out for a little longer with just a RAM upgrade (you haven't replied with it yet), and a decent Internet connection (you have cable, so you're good) if the only game you're playing is AOK.

You could then get another computer when the prices drop a little more. Recently I've seen complete XP2100 machines for around $280. But anyway, there are a lot of options for around $300 that are pretty good. Just wait a while until after you get your car. Then you can get a new computer, and set up a nice little network.

Btw, don't get a laptop unless you absolutely need the portability. They don't last as long as desktops (average life is around 3 years because of all the lugging around), and since you'll be paying about 4 times the amount for a laptop as you would a desktop, it's not really worth it.

Mobely
Squire
posted 04-21-03 09:29 AM CT (US)     6 / 18       
512 Mb Ram. Hmm... Where Do I find out how much is free/being used?

This is all, that is it.

Night_Warrior
Guest
posted 04-21-03 10:32 AM CT (US)     7 / 18       
Double Click My Computer. Right Click C: Click Properties.
Maximes9
Squire
posted 04-21-03 11:24 AM CT (US)     8 / 18       
I have...

29,628,268,544 bytes of free space

Gotta love new comps.


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Night_Warrior
Guest
posted 04-21-03 12:18 PM CT (US)     9 / 18       
It's the: How much space do you have on your hard drive? thread!

31,914,389,504

There wasn't any lag at all in the game we had Mobely. Try hosting one and see if it's different.

[This message has been edited by Night_Warrior (edited 04-21-2003 @ 12:19 PM).]

Deathmatch
Squire
(id: Darkmaster)
posted 04-21-03 02:30 PM CT (US)     10 / 18       
68,364,537,856.

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Mobely
Squire
posted 04-21-03 02:48 PM CT (US)     11 / 18       
Will do Night!

This is all, that is it.

Enraged Orange
Squire
(id: RoboPaul88)
posted 04-21-03 04:56 PM CT (US)     12 / 18       
83.1 GB.

If I actually ever bothered to uninstall the crap I never used I'd have a lot more.

Chino
Squire
(id: hairic)
posted 04-21-03 05:21 PM CT (US)     13 / 18       
Mobely, you don't need a new computer yet, wait til at least fall comes around. You're probably just not used to the usual multiplayer lag.

I have 3.49 GB free, the nice thing is that 111 GB is being used... gotta love new hard drives.

Night_Warrior
Guest
posted 04-21-03 06:10 PM CT (US)     14 / 18       
What could you possible fill 111 GB with?
Chino
Squire
(id: hairic)
posted 04-21-03 06:47 PM CT (US)     15 / 18       

Quote:

What could you possible fill 111 GB with?

I just use the HDD as my backup, since backing up to CDs isn't wise for me. All of my CDs are in a pile on one of my shelves, or on the floor. It's mostly CD images of various operating systems like linux, freebsd, and openbsd that are on it, though (that take up the majority of the space). The rest is just the usual junk.

Manaxter
Squire
posted 04-21-03 07:33 PM CT (US)     16 / 18       
GAH!
I have a pentium 233Mhz and 64 mb of RAM! And I can play it at 1024x846 (or whatever). So consider yourself lucky!

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kevo
Squire
(id: kevingamer prime)
posted 04-21-03 07:40 PM CT (US)     17 / 18       
20,020,297,728.
Xp, 2001

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Adder
Fallen Angel
(id: The Adder)
posted 04-21-03 08:08 PM CT (US)     18 / 18       
Check out: http://www.dell.com Thats where I bought mine; nice site!

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