Cyrsis, what do i need to play, budget gaming rig?

  stephen0205 19:16 23 Jan 2008

Ok guys i have ordered my new pc, but i havent ordered the graphics card yet, so check the spec

250gb ide hard drive
3gb of ddr2 800mhz memory
Motherboard with 16x pci express
Amd athlon x2 6000+
520watt power supply
and a dvd -/+ rw

I was thinkin on the Asus Ati Radeon 3870 with 512mb of gddr4. Will this card run crysis at full blast, imean the best spec avalible, i know people are goin on about the 8800, but its kinda expensive and i was told this would do the job and more, just wanted closure before i spend 140 buck on it, thanks

  Totally-braindead 19:24 23 Jan 2008

It should run it fine. I got the demo to run on my poor 7600GS, admitadly I had to turn options off but even then it looked rather good.
You can get a 8800GT for the same cash if you go for a 256mb model click here as to which to go for I'm afraid I don't know.

  Armchair 19:40 23 Jan 2008


click here==

NB That 8800GT 256 Mb card is pre-overclocked, so it performs slightly betetr than a standard one.

NB2 They used an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU in that test.

  Armchair 19:41 23 Jan 2008

It doesn't look as if any one video card currently available is capable of rendering Crysis that well. Far Cry was the same when it came out.

  Totally-braindead 19:56 23 Jan 2008
  citadel 21:51 23 Jan 2008

with a core 2 extreme qx6850 at 3.33
2g ddr3
x38 mb
8800gt 40 fps
3870 27 fps
this is at 1024x768 no aa.
higher res framerates drop even more
tests in this months custom pc mag.crysis is a killer
I played it with most settings on low except for water and texture on medium and it was ok.

  stephen0205 23:21 23 Jan 2008

God, so there isnt a card that will work 100% with this game, why would they make a game that no pc can handle. What about a crossfire or sli set up, would that make it work.

  Totally-braindead 00:00 24 Jan 2008

Didn't realise it was quite as bad as it is, I knew it needed a lot but didn't realise it was that extreme.
I've got to point out that even if you can't get it running with everything on full it still looks good, obviously the better card you use the better it can get but like all things its down to cost.....

Have a look at this click here

  stephen0205 14:32 24 Jan 2008

Well guys thanks for all the help, if i can find one cheap enuff i will buy the nvidia 8800gt with 512mb on it, if not ill stick with the radion 3870 with 512mb on it. Anyway thanks for the help, relly showed me some good information

  Armchair 19:23 24 Jan 2008

You could always wait a year or two. By then the game will run well with much cheaper hardware. Stating the obvious, lol, but it's what I do.

  stephen0205 17:53 28 Jan 2008

ok guys a went the extra and got me a geforce 8800gt with 512mb memory, alot of sites i looked at said this card will run on some high settings, so all should be good, thanks for the help

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