Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Frosty, Dec 17, 2016.
Ohh fuu , I'm so noob in hardware
It should be good now...
Not a problem We all learn everyday
@Frosty Hey, well after reading all the posts i forgot what the main topic was, but i got back to it and looked into it.
I knew from the glance of nvidia quadro fx 3800 and AMD Opteron name that this ain't gonna be easy xD I don't wanna be rude and i don't know your financial situation, but that computer is extremely outdated. The CPU you say you have AMD Opteron 246 is from 2003, which is 14 years old if my math is right, not only that it is a SINGLE core processor without hyper threading intended for very old webservers. On top of that you have a very old nvidia SERVER graphics card, i have no idea how you were able to play games on this machine. I understand the GPU isn't as old as the CPU, and is probably okay for basic stuff and older games on lower settings. But spending any money on this machine wouldn't make any sense. If you have a secondary PC or a laptop as i think you said you have, then stick with that for a while until you earn some money that you can spend on a modern PC.
Do not spend money on old nvidia GPUs, like 9600GT or whatever you thought of getting, especially not for 50$. Those things are just not worth it, and its a well known fact that Nvidia doesn't support their cards for a very long time, in some cases they even push drivers that lower the performance on older GPUs just so people buy new GPUs. If you wanna buy an older card, go for AMD HD7800/7900 series, or even R9 200 series, very good cards with still great support and modern architecture like AMDs GCN and Vulkan support and will give you great performance in games. You do not need the latest and greatest CPUs and GPUs to play modern games, modern games are mostly optimized to run on as many machines as possible, do you think a normal developer or a company would want to sell their game to more or to less people? Exactly they wanna sell to more people, and more people means they optimize as much as they can so people with not so great machines can play too. I dont know where are you buying hardware from so i cant tell you what i would buy if i was given $250-300, if its from eBay or Amazon then i could find you some stuff for that price and i would guarantee you that it could run most if not all games with no problems on nice FPS.
Damn this is a long post... But seriously, its not worth trying to revive that old PC. Let it rest, it has done its job. And you deserve a better machine, trust me.
I cant buy online things cuz i dont have any paypal or any other card so dont waste ur time to find parts
Well you can share with us which things you had on mind to buy and how much they cost at your place. Or what kinda stuff they are selling there that interests you. We could maybe find a best config that way
The current consensus is that the more you pay for a GPU the less it costs. The GTX 1050TI is the current budget king which trumps the GTX 750TI by at least 20+ FPS in every game while only requiring 75w power from the PCI-E lane itself however there are variations that use a 6-pin header to draw power for higher overclocking headroom.
Standard clocks on said cards range from 1850 - 2000MHz..... YES, Standard.
Personally if I were to build a budget PC I'd mix old parts that are still viable yet cheap with newer parts.
The LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 are great places to start looking for this hardware.
LGA 1366 i7 Extreme Edition CPU - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Int...316569?hash=item21191dfd59:g:WPoAAOSwB09YCNPs
LGA 1156 i7 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-...014514?hash=item2cb5d239f2:g:cdUAAOSw4GVYLGs1
You could even go with the Xeon family processors for both LGA 1366 and 1156 architectures however I would advise against it as their fundamentals are to save power for when being powered for extended periods of time.
Just as the CPUs can found on Ebay you can find the motherboards I suggest going with a consumer chipset that allows for overclocking headroom.
However the one component one should never skimp on is the PSU as you may have guessed already can cause your PC to "pop" putting it lightly.
I'm also confused between them... For me , it will be like...
GTX 750ti + 4GB RAM
GTX 1050ti only...
I dont think Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare will even start up if you have 4GB of RAM or less but if you have the opportunity to take the GTX 1050TI 4GB variant I suggest you go with it and save up later for the extra 4GB RAM.
Check out Galax's GTX 1050TI Extreme Overclocking Edition it utilizes the 6-pin header for more OC headroom like I mentioned before it's also one of the cheapest aftermarket 1050TI's available.
as i have said i mean cheap parts im not saying i want a gtx 1080 lol a pc that can run bf3 at medium settings cuz im crazy addicted to bf3
omg man i dont want my pc to run advanced warfare lmao
That was meant for Perfectionist. Also that wasn't really the point whether one wants to play it or not. It's just to give you the idea of what modern games require nowadays.
You mean "Unoptimised games" ?
Well in that case, since i do own a battlefield 3 and i played it on these specs that i will list here, i will also take ebay for price reference of all the components i owned. My PC ran BF3 on Ultra Settings at 1080p on average 60FPS (most of the time it ran higher than that).
CPU: Intel i3 4130 3,6Ghz. ( Lots of different prices on ebay, but i will take $80 as average (http://www.ebay.com/sch/CPUs-Processors/164/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=intel+i3+4130))
MOBO: Gigabyte H81M-HD3 I still use this motherboard in my i7 PC and its a great mobo for cheap, also around $80 new, can be found cheaper (http://www.ebay.com/sch/Motherboards/1244/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=GIGABYTE+GA-H81M-HD3)
RAM: I use kingston hyperx fury 16Gb kit, but you dont have to buy branded RAM. 8GB DDR3 can be found for as low as 20-25$ (http://www.ebay.com/sch/Memory-RAM/170083/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=8GB+DDR3) and it will get the job done.
GPU: I own a HD7870 2Gb from sapphire and its a great card, I've got it really cheap a year ago for like 75EU and thats why i bought it. If you can find it for a similar price now it would be a good choice, but dont go for a sapphire brand. I own a card from them, but i wouldnt recommend them, but if its cheap, then go for it. No regrets there. However, the Intel i3 that i mentioned has an integrated GPU that is okay for gaming in older games at lower settings. It will play BF3 and MW3 on low settings, if you really cant afford a GPU right now. I have used it for gaming myself until i got the HD7870.
PSU: Any and i mean any 450-500Watt PSU will work (even 400Watt will do), however use your best judgement and dont get something that looks shady.
Now a total for this for CPU, MOBO, and RAM would be $185 without the GPU and PSU price, and i assume you already got a case from the old PC already, so you can reuse that. Now this PC wont seem like something special to people who got i7's, but it will be a world of difference to you coming from an AMD opteron from 2003. Trust me, i jumped on i3 from a pentium 4, you will feel limitless and after that you add new stuff as you go along and earn more money for better hardware. But this is a great barebones PC to be stuck with, and i am not making this up cause I've been there and done that.
Now ofc we can work around these components if you cant find these components in your place, we will figure something else out. It would help greatly if you asked your local hardware shop what they got to offer and ask for the prices, and give us a list of some kind so its easier to make the choice.
Bro , I already have 4GB Ram , I just wanna extend it to 8GB to play games at least at 60 fps at high settings ... Most of the games in my PC runs on ultra lowest settings.... Except GTA sa , GTA vc , GTA iii , aoe ii and aoe iii
LOL Increasing the ream wont improve FPS much xD It would only make the game load faster and some things of that ilk
My purpose is that I want to play the game at higher resolution and it needs to load faster... So I need to extend my RAM to 8 GB by buying another 4 GB