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Major Helper
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posted 10-27-08 06:11 AM CT (US)         
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I'm going to get a new computer soon (the parts have been ordered) and am interested in knowing how well will my computer be able to run these games (as in, full graphics with everything maxed or not):

Half-life 2 and the sequels/mods and such
Fallout 3
Far cry 2
GTA IV
Elder scrolls IV: oblivion
Crysis
Crysis warhead
Dead space
Call of Duty 5


Feel free to recommend other games for me to purchase.

Every answer is apperciated! (well, most )

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Lord Fenris
Banned
posted 10-27-08 06:17 AM CT (US)     1 / 35       
Feel free to recommend other games for me to purchase.
AoK.
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Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 10-27-08 06:21 AM CT (US)     2 / 35       
Don't games these days let you "roll back" the graphics if your computer isn't up to the mark, allowing you to play with reduced effects and so on? All the old games do it.
Ornlu
Recreational Procreator
posted 10-27-08 06:34 AM CT (US)     3 / 35       
You will be able to run all of them well and you know it.

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 10-27-08 06:40 AM CT (US)     4 / 35       
I'm not that experienced with computer parts. I tought Nvidia 9800gtx was godlike until like week ago

I've got AoK (for obivious reasons )


So, Ornlu says I can run them all well...

Define well. Max settings? Everything but max res? Everything at max expect AA?


My friend says I can't run crysis on max settings?

Isn't fallout quite demanding, as well as far cry?

Seriously now, I do want to know more about graphics settings, as the most recent game I've played so far is HL2:ep2 with minimum settings <.<' Or Bf1942 on full settings.

All answers are apperciated

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Ornlu
Recreational Procreator
posted 10-27-08 06:58 AM CT (US)     5 / 35       
My laptop ran Crysis on all medium pretty well:

Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz
2 gb DDR
GeForce 7600 Go 512mb

And yours is... a bit better.

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Eaglehaslanded
Squire
posted 10-27-08 09:06 AM CT (US)     6 / 35       
You can run whatever you want on that rig, dude.

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Impeached
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posted 10-27-08 09:23 AM CT (US)     7 / 35       
Half-life 2 and the source engine in general is old, won't take too much to run it.

As to your computer...I must say, good job wasting your money. I hope you don't spend it all on those games (which do not have the depth of an RTS like AoK, and won't be as worth your money. )

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 10-27-08 10:37 AM CT (US)     8 / 35       


Thank you for your answers everybody.

And don't worry Impeached, I'll be sure to play my old RTS's too! I love playing those.

Shooting games are good for short spurts of fun and I've always liked RPG's and GTA series


Anyways, now that my question has been answered most statisfactorily, mods can feel free to close this if they wish.

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posted 10-27-08 12:56 PM CT (US)     9 / 35       
Before they do, I'd like to point out this little gem. The System Requirements Lab makes it a lot easier to figure this sort of thing out, for future reference. Even has the bare minimum and recommended, which answers your more specific question.

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Scud
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posted 10-27-08 01:09 PM CT (US)     10 / 35       
which do not have the depth of an RTS like AoK
Fallout 3 looks great and the story and setting do seem to contain depth, a worthy reinterpretation of the Fallout universe by Bethesda.

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Gwame
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posted 10-27-08 01:46 PM CT (US)     11 / 35       
Major Helper, a computer with those specs could play any of those games on Medium quality at least, and quite possibly High. I'm not sure about Highest with full anti-aliasing though, but there's a decent chance of it with a graphics card like that. However if I were you, I'd hold out for a little while and get a Quad Core processor, and Vista Home Premium (or XP ).

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Major Helper
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posted 10-27-08 02:14 PM CT (US)     12 / 35       
My original plan was to get quad core, but I decided to buy those parts later, when they're a little cheaper

The parts have already been ordered.

My plan for future (in two years maybe) would consist of either buying a new computer (lol) or upgrading this one with quad core and an another graphics card.

EDIT: and the can you run it website only works if you already have the computer I haven't gotten it yet (maybe this weekend if the parts arrive)

But if you know a website where you can specify the parts you'll be using without actually having them, then share the address

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Mr Wednesday
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posted 10-27-08 02:15 PM CT (US)     13 / 35       
Just get a console. It is easier to buy a new console every 5 years than a new computer which costs 2-4 times as much every 18 months.

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 10-27-08 02:21 PM CT (US)     14 / 35       
Very few games appear on consoles that want to play. I might be getting ps3 sometime, at least after GT 5 and FF XIII have come out.

Besides, I'm horrible at using the controller to aim driving (GT), auto-aiming (GTA) and command selecting (FF) I can do, but otherwise...just nah And it feels odd using a keyboard and mouse with a console (excuses I know).

In general, far more games appear on PC than on PS (the only console I'll ever buy) that I play.

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Mr Wednesday
Cavalier
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posted 10-27-08 02:27 PM CT (US)     15 / 35       
If you have a 360 and the latest version of CoD you really need nothing else other than a lifetime supply of food and batteries for the controller.

But yah a new PC is very fun. The thing is it will be too old to run the best games very soon, meaning you have to either spend a lot or only be current 1/3 years.

Also, I don't think Vista Basic is such a great idea. Premium is almost standard neways.

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 10-27-08 02:35 PM CT (US)     16 / 35       
Well, I'm happy with my new computer, and as I'm used to my old ati radeon 9800, 3,2 ghz single core amd and 3 gig ddr, the improvement is huge


About computer upgrading, it's quite true and I know my comp won't last long, but it'll last long enough

It'll make me happy and that's all that matters, eh ?

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Dead_End
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posted 10-27-08 03:34 PM CT (US)     17 / 35       
Very few games appear on consoles that want to play. I might be getting ps3 sometime, at least after GT 5 and FF XIII have come out.
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Eaglehaslanded
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posted 10-27-08 03:36 PM CT (US)     18 / 35       
FF XIII is on 360, you know.

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posted 10-27-08 04:13 PM CT (US)     19 / 35       
I think it's safe to assume that Major Helper is rich.

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posted 10-28-08 03:04 PM CT (US)     20 / 35       
Something wrong with that ?

Oh yeah: PS3 fanboyism forevah! So no Xboxes for me thank you very much. And nintendo isn't for me either, since I don't have that many friends

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posted 10-28-08 03:26 PM CT (US)     21 / 35       
Something wrong with that ?
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posted 10-30-08 07:45 PM CT (US)     22 / 35       
In general, far more games appear on PC than on PS (the only console I'll ever buy) that I play.
You're missing out on some good stuff, then. I can't remember the last PC game I thought was good or exiting enough to buy within a year of its launch, let alone launch day... But then again, I'm a retro gamer.

Also, the PS3 is a failure for as far as I'm concerned. The game line-up is sub-par, European PS3s no longer feature backwards compatibility and it's still way too friggin' expensive.

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Major Helper
AoKH Survivor, Mr. White Teeth
posted 10-30-08 08:41 PM CT (US)     23 / 35       
That may well be. Tastes differ.

Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed that the PS3 doesn't have backwards compatibilty.

Both consoles and PCs have their pros and cons.

I'll be getting the PS3 after the price drops some more and FF and GT come out for it (or maybe even later)

I love old games (if you mean that with retro) and I still occasionally install Carmageddon 2 just to feel to adrenaline rush of driving over blocky people with blood splattering everywhere

Why oh why can't they make a proper Carmageddon sequel and return to the good old days

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Gwame
Squire
posted 10-31-08 01:45 PM CT (US)     24 / 35       
I'm a retro gamer too. I always wind up playing Street Fighter (usually Alpha 2 and 3, and then Street Fighter 3). Streets of Rage (aka Bare Knuckle) is pretty nostalgic too, and the classic Road Rash games of the Sega Megadrive/Genesis.

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AgeOfHalberdiers
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posted 10-31-08 02:27 PM CT (US)     25 / 35       
Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed that the PS3 doesn't have backwards compatibilty.
The soon-to-be released 160GB version, 80GB and 40GB versions have absolutely no compatibilty for PS2 games, but some PS One games are supported. However the 20GB versions are compatible(still limited)for both PS2 and PS One games.

EDIT: Metal Gear Solid 4 isn't too shabby either.

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