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    Hi,

    I'm after some advice about my computer that I use for work and gaming.

    I recently purchased a Nvidia 7950 with 512Mb ram but I am still getting some distinct jerking when I play Rainbow Six Vegas on 1024.

    My chip is a AMD 3.0Ghz with 1Gb Corsair Ram and a single SATA 2 Drive.

    What do you think I should upgrade next? I don't really want to spend oodles more as it cost me £250 for a MB, Graphics card, power supply and hard drive.

    Tempted to go for a 4400 X2 chip on Ebay for £100 and double my ram but don't know if that will help enough.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Machine Advice

    a lot of the new game are not designed to use a single graphics card you would be good to go with crosfire or sli etheir that or you will need to lower your settings most of these game are disgned for a console this one is a 360 game and as these are disigned for games ie to build a machine that compares to a 30 you would be forking out in the reagion of £2500 my advice is if you want to play game buy a console but i will admit stragic planning and some game are better on a pc.

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    Re: Machine Advice

    SLI isnt that good I have an SLI setup and its not that much better than using one card. You will need 2 gig memory for newer games and your CPU may be a limiting factor as well to your system as well (like mine).

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    Just priced up for a new motherboard (AM2) with a 4400 X2 chip, 2Gb of OCZ gold 800Mhz ram and another graphics card.

    Just shy of £800

    Might get myself a Xbox 360

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    i know thats what i did in the end i was converted play it all the time also online my faverate is double agent but looking at getting rainbow six

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    Re: Machine Advice

    I prefer playing with KB and mouse and have never got used to a games controller so I really can't see me going for a XBOX.

    Almost bougth a Wii though, half because I wanted one and half because they are going for loads on Ebay at the moment.

    Think I will borrow a AM2 computer from work and see if my graphics card works with that better.

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    Re: Machine Advice

    I highly recommend 2 gig for PC gaming.

    On a sidenote, I got a free Xbox 360 this week and bought Rainbow Six Vegas for it, got to admit its a damned good game. Nice looking, play wells and runs like a smoothy cream dream on the xbox

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    Re: Machine Advice

    free......FREE!!!!

    I suppose you won it somehow?

    Chris

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    Re: Machine Advice

    Well I ended up buying new stuff.

    Core Duo 2 2.13Ghz chip
    Foxconn MB (PC Pro A lister)
    2 Hitachi Sata Drives set up as striped
    New Power supply ( although it didn't have the 8 pin plug that the MB wanted)

    Playing Rainbow with everything on at 1024 and its 99% good enough.

    Might need to buy myself a 19" monitor with DVI, although it might mean I sleep in the garage for a week.

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    Re: Machine Advice

    Sounds like a nice setup, next upgrade to 2Gb memory and sli that 7950 you've got, and it'll run anything.

    Chris

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    Re: Machine Advice

    Sounds good that setup

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    Re: Machine Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73

    Might need to buy myself a 19" monitor with DVI, although it might mean I sleep in the garage for a week.
    sounds familiar .......

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