View Full Version : Building a rig for SOW:BOB

06-16-2007, 07:29 PM
dang the models on SOW look really good

i'm about to get a job at KFC right down the street ( im only 16 by the way ), and i want to start building a rig with the money i get paid with..plus its summer vacation and i can get a lot of hours in

i've been um..."financially cripple" since i "stopped working" at my previous job

anyway, i just want to know like, how fast of a processor should i get like...3.0ghz processor or 3.5 or something, and like a 512MB card, and how much ram? is that overdoing it? i just need a hint as to what are some good things to get for SOW, because i dont know the system requirements.

i'd like to be up there with the recommended system requirements and not the minimal, cause im on minimal requirements now for il2, and i get lag when theres like > a certain number of ppl, i think like 35 or 40..i have a 1.33ghz processor right now with a 128mb card and a gig of ram lol

06-16-2007, 07:48 PM
The only advice one can give on the matter is to wait until BoB comes out before buying a computer.

There's no such thing as overdoing it, but high end equipment is exponentially more expensive, so it's best to delay as long as possible.

06-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Spend the money on beer and increasing your chances of getting women

06-17-2007, 05:27 AM
He's 16, too young to legally drink. I'd be careful about the women too, at 16 you can get into all sorts of trouble. My advice is to work hard and save your money. Open a savings account so you can earn a little interest on that money. Once the recommended specifications for SoW:BoB are released you can start ordering the components.

06-17-2007, 06:25 AM
Keep building up your money and watch for a deal that lets you buy at least a strong base
system that you can add more RAM and drives on later. But all -good- parts and power must be
far more than anyone could need since the less hard that PS works, the longer it lasts and
the cleaner the output. $ there will save you many x down the road.
Also, don't get an overly small or tight case, find one that you can run an extra fan that
doesn't pull against any other. I've got slot fans but without air forced in from the front,
they lower pressure inside the box that the PS fan is trying to use to cool that.
My solution: run with the side panel off, hot air don't get trapped. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
So find a foundation-worthy case and power without going overboard.

You can keep an eye on things at Pricewatch (http://www.pricewatch.com)

Just remember to check the specs on all the parts.

STILL, the last time I looked at barebones systems (cheap path to upgrade, just migrate your
old drives and monitor, get new boot drive maybe later and you have the old one to sell) I
did find that the least powerful were around $200 with 512M RAM and some minor but IMO
necessary options (500W min PS). Least AMD I saw was Athlon-64, also the cheapest.

By the time you have money ready, the prices will have dropped some.

06-17-2007, 07:18 AM
Save your money until BoB comes out.

I know easier said than done, but who the heck knows when it will be out?

Meanwhile you can be socking it away, and enjoying the suspense with the rest of the community. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Good luck, which ever way you go.

06-17-2007, 11:28 AM
The technology when BoB does come out will be better and less expensive. If you are building just for that purpose I would hold off. What are you using now? Maybe upgrade it a bit to keep you going a litle while longer. 1 Gig of RAM is nice, a decent video card etc..

06-17-2007, 11:35 AM
well i did what to upgrade so i can play newer games also..

cause right now, i can't even brely run half life 2 deathmatch

06-17-2007, 11:37 AM
Best advice, as many already mentioned is put money aside. When BOB comes out take a look around and see what it takes to run it and what`s avail. Doing it now is pretty much shot in the dark.


06-17-2007, 11:40 AM
You and me both got the same goal, i just started another job hoping to get some serious cash to buy a new rig for SOW:BOB.

I tip i can give you, is if you want to run some of the new games, then just buy a video card for now. It should be an mid range card or whatever you want, just enough to last you until SOW.

06-17-2007, 11:45 AM
i think i should just get a new processor for now..cause athlong xp 1500+ 1.33ghz is really low, it even lags when i play il2, but i dont know if they still make cpu's for this motherboard( abit nf7-s2g) should i just get a whole new motherboard? or is there one availbe for my motherboard

p.s. i'd like to be able to run fsx..with this system i'd get be lucky if i get 2fps( a slide show)

06-17-2007, 11:52 AM
Oleg did say that we would know this summer....he know's that we are really getting itchie trigger fingers, to up-grade

06-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Oleg did say that the minimum sytem requirments would be the max settings of IL 2 1946

06-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by BrotherVoodoo:
The technology when BoB does come out will be better and less expensive. If you are building just for that purpose I would hold off. What are you using now? Maybe upgrade it a bit to keep you going a litle while longer. 1 Gig of RAM is nice, a decent video card etc.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

06-18-2007, 01:12 AM
got a feeling you aren't in uk, but this bundle is one way to go

http://www.maplin.co.uk/search.aspx?pctitle=Motherboard...assid=78&classtype=M (http://www.maplin.co.uk/search.aspx?pctitle=Motherboards&mainclassid=78&classtype=M)

would be a cheap and dirty way of boosting your rig as a get you by until you build something else. all your current components should work fine with this-psu is my only concern.

psu permitting, this would give you the capability to run more modern games at low graphics settings at least(v. low for fsx but it should be slightly better than a slide show http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ).

ideally hold out for a new build rig, but something like this would be your best 'bang for buck' to tide you over.