casper69 19:24 05 Dec 2005

i want to buy a new processor most prob AMD athlon 64x2 dual core, a new motherboard and a good graphics card so i can play the game F.E.A.R. and other big graphic games on, im looking to spend about £300-£400 or cheaper
any ideas where please

p.s.i have a AMD athlon xp 1900+ and a geforce 3 ti 200 graphics card at the mo if i get a new graphics card will my processor be able to run F.E.A.R.?

sorry for the essay


  flyingbrit 19:38 05 Dec 2005

* Windows ® 2000/XP with latest service pack installed
* DirectX(tm) 9.0c
* Pentium ® 4 1.7 Ghz or equivalent
* 128 MB DirectX ® 9.0 Compliant Video Card with hardware T&L and pixel shader support*
* 3.0 GB free Hard Drive Space for installation
* Additional hard drive space for a Windows swap file and saved game files.
* 16-bit DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card with support for EAX 2.0
* Broadband connection for multiplayer games.
* Mouse & Keyboard
I run it on top whack on my system:-- Athlon xp 2600+, 1 gig ram, nvidia 6600gt graphics with no worries at all, so you should be able to run it on yours: (maybe turned down a bit) if you get a....say 6600gt. but you don't say what ram you've got.

  casper69 19:44 05 Dec 2005

ive got a 1gb ram.so if i get the 6600gt it should run ok
cheers flyingbrit

  iscanut 19:45 05 Dec 2005

Does anyone know if FEAR will run with just SP1 ( Win XP ) installed.

  007al 19:53 05 Dec 2005

motherboard click here
cpu click here
graphics click here
well under your £400

  Totally-braindead 19:56 05 Dec 2005

One thing you may want to consider casper69, presuming the PC you have now has an AGP port and in a few months time you want to get a new PC which will probably involve a PCI Express graphics card you may find that you have wasted your money as the AGP card will not fit on a PCIE motherboard. I was in a similar situation up to last week, whether to upgrade my PC now or try another graphics card and upgrade later. I decided to build a new PC. Not trying to muddy the waters here but if are getting a new PC then it may be a waste getting a 6600GT AGP graphics card.

  007al 19:58 05 Dec 2005

sorry,not dual core
cpu click here
motherboard click here
with same graphics as above

  flyingbrit 20:04 05 Dec 2005

Yea braindead's got a good point, but I think you can get mobo's with PCI-X and AGP on them although they are rare.

  casper69 20:13 05 Dec 2005

thanks all much appreciated.
what cheap AGP graphics card could i get to run F.E.A.R. on while i save for a new pc?


  007al 20:16 05 Dec 2005

agp and pci-e motherboard click here

  007al 20:20 05 Dec 2005

a good price this one...click here

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