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#1 bigalexe

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:45 AM

I am going to start by saying my current specs are listed in my sig.

I am going to be replacing the Mobo, CPU, and RAM with an AMD 6-Core, 4GB of DDR3 and a Mobo that has HDMI on the board (with the chipsets, it's not a shadow port).

My question is whether this setup will run EVE-Online and/or Fallen Earth, and other comparable games with decent framerates on mid-level settings. In general I am an MMO Gamer (as evidenced by my question) and tend to run things at lower settings to cut lag down so I am not looking for the absolute best picture, just an acceptable level where I can play the game.

I have a video card right now that I can drop into the setup once it's up and running which is the 8600gt and that will run decently but I would really like to use the HDMI to run a 26-inch TV if I can.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:49 AM

most of the new motherboard chipsets put out pretty decent.
amd, i would assume you are building with an ati chipset?

if you want later on, most of the new gpu's have hdmi output as well.
some run audio and some don't.
the ones that do usually pull it from your spdif interface on your mobo.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:56 PM

You can purchase a DVI to HDMI adaptor with no issues, the 8600 can handle 1080p no problem. However if your looking at high end gaming, that card will bottleneck you pretty bad. However, EVE isnt that intensive, and that 8600 should run it just fine.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:03 PM

I already run EVE with the card I have, it runs decent enough. I was just wanting to make sure I could run it fine off the Chipset at least on a comparable level to the standalone card.

My attraction to HDMI doesn't lie in the pixels but in the Sound+Video on a single cable.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:28 PM

the 8600 will handle the sound as well. the onboard chipset will probably handle better graphics quality, but your over all system performance will improve with the 8600 since it wont be sharing system memory. However, with a 6 core CPU and at least 4 gigs of ram, I doubt youll notice much if any slow down from the integrated card.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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