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Am about to upgrade, what specs would you recommend ?

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by fyernine, Jan 28, 2003.

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    [​IMG] Am about to upgrade my computer. Aim to buy new RAM, new video card, new processor and motherboard.

    Money is not unlimited. What specs would people reccomend to get good gameplay but not pay the highest prices for the latest, fastest hardware? I'm prepared to pay to get good graphics but not through the nose.

    ON their website Bioware recommend P3 minimum, yet I've read posts on this site saying P3 is way too slow.

    Answers on a postcard,

    [ January 28, 2003, 16:50: Message edited by: Blackthorne TA ]
     
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    512 DDR 333 or 400 if you can get a motherboard that supports it and is not to expensive.

    Radeon 9500 if you have enough money otherwise Radeon 9000pro

    AMD Athlon XP2000+ as good as Pentium and way cheaper.

    Make sure you buy a good motherboard (no advise here from me :) ). I didnt and i screwed up my whole machine.
     
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    Wait for the GeForceFX, it'll be worth it.
     
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    Well I'll tell you what I have, and it works well. P4 1.6 with 512 ram and a 64 mb GForce2, MX model I think. Now adays, that's probably a low end system on the market. What I would suggest is going with an AMD Athlon though. They're much cheaper and just as good in most benchmark tests as a comprable P4. The only reason I have a pentium is the great deal I got.
     
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    GeForce4 Ti4600 is actually faster than the Radeon 9000. The GeForce should be cheaper, and it has better drivers than the Radeon. I've never heard of a Radeon 9500, perhaps you meant to say 9700, which is the fastest card available for the next few days.

    GeForce FX should be faster and more reliable than anything else to date. From the specs I've seen of it, it isn't drastically faster though. That said, it's still your best choice, especially going for the same price as the Radeon.
     
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    Radeon 9500 pro is the one I went for.

    Everybody locally recommended it over the equivalently priced GEforce.

    Money isn't unlimited and I think the Gforce FX will be as easily out of my price range as the Radeon 9700.

    Anyway it's all too late. I've paid the money and made my choice. CAn't tell you the results yet, because I've found the power cable from the existing adaptor to the new motherboard is too short!!!

    So this little upgrade is costing more - inevitably - than I budgeted. I'm shopping around for a new adaptor because over here in central europe noone's ever heard of an extention cable from the adaptor to the mother board. Maybe they haven't in the States either
     
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