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Will These Specs Cut It?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

Hi, I'm buying a new PC that can hopefully handle high-end games and flight sims such as FSX, and picked up a leaflet today from the local shop.
Below are the specs of their top-of-the-range model (629/ 1100 dollars), do you think it'll do straight off the shelf or shall I ask them to fit a more powerful processor or vid card or whatever?

INTEL QUAD CORE Q6600 2.4 Ghz
4 GB DDR II 667 Mhz RAM
500 GB SATA II HARD DRIVE
DVD+/- Rewriter & DVD Drive
9600GS 256Mb PCIE Video
WIN VISTA Premium Edition

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#2 smurfgod

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:52 PM

only fairly weak part i see is the vid card. With that one you should be fine for quite a while, but the next gen of crysis will have it screaming like a baby. Overall right now tho, looks pretty sweet.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:18 PM

I agree, the video card is not going to cut it with modern games. I would suggest a 9800 GTX or better card from NVidia or an HD 4850 or better from ATI/AMD. Either one will work well. Crysis makes almost every card scream since it is so demanding. Remember, with 4 GB or more of RAM you will need 64-bit Vista to use it all. Otherwise, you will be limited to 3 - 3.5 GB of usable RAM.

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