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General Chat Thread, Sad :( in General; Just tried the Crysis demo and it sucks on my machine Core Duo E6600 2Gb Corsair Pro PC2-5300 Geforce 7950GT ...
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    Sad :(

    Just tried the Crysis demo and it sucks on my machine

    Core Duo E6600
    2Gb Corsair Pro PC2-5300
    Geforce 7950GT

    Booooo

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    Re: Sad :(

    What spec does it need for it to run well? It must need a very high spec machine then.

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    Re: Sad :(

    http://www.crysis-online.com/Informa...0Requirements/

    It should work ok on that spec - you'll not get the full advantages of it though. To get it to run 'well' you'd need a 8800GT or better card...

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    Re: Sad :(

    Looks like I'll be sticking that on a server then

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    Re: Sad :(

    You have a server with a 8800GT card in it??? Or would that just be for the processor and memory requirements?

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    Re: Sad :(

    Are you sure your running the latest beta driver (169.09) for nvidia as that is supposed to make a difference.

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    Re: Sad :(

    Find a way of justifying 2 8800GTXs!
    The guy who does the Ctrl-Alt-Del webcomic has 2 in his machine, setup in SLI. And I think he may have managed to justify them as a business expense .
    A mate of mine spent around £250 on an 8800GT, which was nearly half his computer budget!

    Colin McRae DiRT lists the 8800 in the minimum system requirements!

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    Re: Sad :(

    A mate of mine spent around £250 on an 8800GT
    Ouch surerly must have been a GTS/GTX for that money.

    WIll hopefully have my 8800GT in the next week or so, can't wait to retire my 6800GT.

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    Re: Sad :(

    I don't know how people can justify paying £250 for a graphics card.....

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    Re: Sad :(

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    I don't know how people can justify paying £250 for a graphics card.....
    Because their frame rates suck. :cry:

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    Re: Sad :(

    I'm glad that I don't really play computer games any more apart from the likes of Neverwinter Nights (original version not NWN2) and things like Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale.

    To me these days the cost of the hardware makes upgrading on regular basis a non viable option considering that my existing hardware does everything I need it to.

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    Re: Sad :(

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    I don't know how people can justify paying £250 for a graphics card.....
    I haven't yet - the most expensive card I've bought was £160. But now I'm in full time employment, I think £250 wouldn't be a problem once I've spent money on everything else I want (ie. learning to drive).

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    Re: Sad :(

    Think I paid £180 for my card last year.

    I have done a fresh install of Vista to try it on so I might see if XP likes it better. Vista has crashed during the night for the past 2 nights ruining my torrents so I wonder if thats the problem.

    I would buy an XBOX360 but have never managed to get used to the controllers on games machines. I only really play FPS so a KB and Mouse is my prefered weapon.

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    Re: Sad :(

    By the time I have paid all my bills etc, then I am lucky to have a £150 a month left for luxuries so things like graphics cards have to wait. Anyway its a bit hard to replace the graphics chip in a laptop.

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    Re: Sad :(

    Cost of upgrading?

    Quad core chips for £160, dual core fast chips for £40, mobos for £35, Good graphics cards for £80 and 2 gigs of ram for £60?

    Never been cheaper, you can build an xbox 360 beating rig for much less than £200 including a good HD.

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