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Discussion in 'Games' started by marjance, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. marjance New Member

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    Hi everybody!

    My configuration is : Amd Athlon 32bit proccesor 3000+, 1.8GHZ, 1GB RAM and NVidia 8500GT, 256MB RAM graphics card.
    Problem : The quality of graphics of the campaign map in ETW is very good (all features set on high), but the graphics and the sounds on the battle map are terrible.

    What I should upgrade first, by your opinion!
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    ShadowFold New Member

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    Looks like you need to upgrade everything.. What's your budget? You're gonna need at least 400$ to upgrade that to a great gaming machine.

    Also, what socket is your mobo? If you have an AM2 you could get a cheap X2, but from the looks of it, it's probably a 939.
  3. marjance New Member

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    Yes, it's 939. I would like to upgrade my machine gradually, so I would like to know what should I buy first to play the game, because battles are simply unplayable for now! I believe it's RAM first!
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    agreed, get some more ram.
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    Is it a DDR2 board? If it is, get a 4gb kit! After that start upgrading your CPU, the 8500Gt is still an OK card.
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    If you are upgrading gradually, go ahead and grab a 4830 for $84, then save up for a good low end $50 DDR2 mobo (1066, AM2) and grab a kuma 7750($60) and 2x1gb ram ($40). I bet my left nut that you couldnt come up with a better budget build that is this good in performance. IF your case is prebuild, it is probably a micro-ATX, you will need to replace that, you can find a budget case shipped for $60-100. All figures found on www.newegg.com.
    Total build $$ required: $150. $220-250 with case. w/ video card, $300. This would be considered a mid-high gaming build.
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    I agree, the Kuma is the best budget chip on the market. Specially when you clock it to 3.2ghz :D

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