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Patagonic
04-28-2004, 05:40 AM
Please I need some advise. I´m about to by a new computer mainly to play at the Forgotten Battles (Ubi soft should charge something to the hardware companies!!). I already got the Aces Expansion Pack and I also planning to by Pacific Fighters and the Battle of Britain Sims. So, What Motherboard, Microprosesor, and how many Mb of RAM should I get?. The only thing I´m not thinking to upgrade is my almost brand new FX5600 grafic card.
I would like to be able to play in all the maps with the highest definition parameters and good FPS even when you fly over large citys.

This game is absolutely amazing, Thanks!!

Patagonic
04-28-2004, 05:40 AM
Please I need some advise. I´m about to by a new computer mainly to play at the Forgotten Battles (Ubi soft should charge something to the hardware companies!!). I already got the Aces Expansion Pack and I also planning to by Pacific Fighters and the Battle of Britain Sims. So, What Motherboard, Microprosesor, and how many Mb of RAM should I get?. The only thing I´m not thinking to upgrade is my almost brand new FX5600 grafic card.
I would like to be able to play in all the maps with the highest definition parameters and good FPS even when you fly over large citys.

This game is absolutely amazing, Thanks!!

B16Enk
04-28-2004, 05:44 AM
Will help a lot if you give us your budget.

The FX5600 card will limit you, if you build the system to it then you can spend less but will fail your 'highest definition parameters and good FPS even when flying over large cities' target.

Be prepared to sell it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

CaptainGelo
04-28-2004, 06:42 AM
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missiveus
04-28-2004, 07:26 AM
If money is an issue, I recommend building an Athlon XP system on an nForce2 platform. Abit, Asus, MSI all make excellent nForce2 boards with great onboard sound and networking. SATA HDD's can be a little troublesome to install, so go with an 8MB cache IDE drive. 512 MB of PC 3200 is a good amount to start with; you can always add later. Buy name-brand sticks: Kingston, Samsung, Crucial are safe bets and don't cost a fortune.

If money is no object, an Intel system built on the 875 chipset will perform well.

If buying a new case, either buy the PSU seperately, or choose a model that has a quality, name-brand unit included. Buying an Enermax case doesn't always get you an Enermax PSU; same with Antec. Only certain models are equipped with better units. Look for a 12 volt rail rated at 18 amps or higher.

Be prepared to upgrade the GPU in a few months.

Have fun putting it all together. Buy online from a trusted vendor like newegg or mwave. Good luck.

Patagonic
04-28-2004, 07:41 AM
Thanks everyone!!
I´m planning to spend U$s 800 to upgrade my Motherboard, Microprocesor and new DDR RAM memory to replace my 512 Mb DIMM memory. In the future I will Buy a new Grafic Card. I was Thinking to buy a 3.2 Ghz Intel Microprocesor. What do you think?

Vengeanze
04-28-2004, 08:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patagonic:
Thanks everyone!!
I´m planning to spend U$s 800 to upgrade my Motherboard, Microprocesor and new DDR RAM memory to replace my 512 Mb DIMM memory. In the future I will Buy a new Grafic Card. I was Thinking to buy a 3.2 Ghz Intel Microprocesor. What do you think?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think Yes. Intel will prevail in most areas unfortunate.
I'd go for a 64-bit CPU and mobo. Just thinking of the FSB makes me dizzy. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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LuckyBoy1
04-28-2004, 08:07 AM
You're going to get a some responses saying go with the AMD 64 system. This is a good answer for average gaming needs. However, flight simulation games are not average games and do not make average demands on your system. Flight simulation games are very CPU intensive and I'd go with Intel due to their having the edge right now in front side buss bandwidth capability. Get with Hunter82 (the busy lad) and see if you can get a motherboard and that will support overclocking like a 2.8 to a 3.2. I've seen several reliable posts here showing it can be done without too much fuss.

Actually, depending on what you've got now, I'd wait to see a more clear picture as to where technology will be going. Let's say... give it 6 months.

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ednew
04-28-2004, 02:04 PM
If you are going to upgrade just mobo, cpu and ram, what case do you have and what power supply. Make sure they are good enough to handle what you are going to put in them.

missiveus
04-29-2004, 06:44 AM
If Intel is your choice, go with the 800 MHz FSB (200 MHz x 4) CPU w/ HT. I believe Asus makes a good 875/865 chipset board, but I can't speak from experience because I've been building systems with Athlon Socket A chips for awhile now.

Intel will be releasing new chipsets for the P4 very soon, so you may want to heed the advice to wait a few months. Prices will drop on 875/865 chipset boards. Then again, you could wait forever to upgrade trying to guess product cycles.

Check out Intel chipset reviews on http://www.anantech.com (http://www.anandtech.com) or Tom's Hardware. Have fun building your new system.

O-NO
04-29-2004, 09:17 AM
Hey Patagonic , Unless I missed a post here ,I don't see what system that you have now ? You might just need another stick of 512 Ram and a 9600 or Higher Video card for right now and then wait ( Like Lucky said ) about 6 or more months to upgrade Because there are HUGE Price breaks coming down the line for Video Cards and CPU's ( My friends wife is a Chipset designer for Intel and she said that there are going to be a big drop in price's over the next year ) Besides , We will Probably all have to upgrade for BOB when it finally comes out.

NetDaemon
04-29-2004, 10:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LuckyBoy1:
You're going to get a some responses saying go with the AMD 64 system. This is a good answer for average gaming needs. However, flight simulation games are not average games and do not make average demands on your system. Flight simulation games are very CPU intensive and I'd go with Intel due to their having the edge right now in front side buss bandwidth capability... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm, AMD64s kick Intel butt in gaming performance and bang for the buck.

Intel only beats AMD64 in MP3 and Video encoding/decoding.

So if you are into Video or Music editing, and have cash to spare, go for an Intel.

If you want best gaming performance and still be able to eat, go for an AMD64, a 3200+ is a good budget CPU at the moment.

Oh and BTW, get rid of that Geforce5600, had one myself and sucked bad, ran over it with my car and got an ATI Radeon 9700pro instead for about the same price last year, nowadays you can have a Radeon 9800pro for the same money, best bang for the buck video card at the moment.

P.S. Are you in Argentina?



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omsg
04-29-2004, 11:06 AM
missiveus:
You reply:"...I recommend building an Athlon XP system on an nForce2 platform. Abit, Asus, MSI all make excellent nForce2 boards with great onboard sound and networking." Please, I need more information(especifications): What is Good (NOT BEST NOT POOR) Motherboard from DFI or Asus?. Example: DFI NFORCE2 ULTRA 400 CHIPSET. I need know other information: What is MOBO?.
Patagonic: ¿Sos de ARgentina? ¿Estás viviendo en Argentina?.

Salute!

omsg

Patagonic
04-29-2004, 04:52 PM
Finnally, I think I´m going to follow your advises and wait for a few moths, I´ll try to save some more many to change my grafic Card too.
For those who ask (NetDaemon an omsg) Yes, I´m from Argentina and I live in Buenos Aires. Where are you from?

omsg
04-29-2004, 08:58 PM
Hola Patagonic,
Yo soy paraguayo y vivo en Asunci³n, Paraguay.
Soy aficionado de los simuladores relativos a las Batallas Aéreas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Soy CO del Primer Escuadr³n Virtual de Paraguay "GuaraniB40", el cual participa en WARBIRDS III (MMOL).También participo en TARGETWARE. Fui Betatester de Fighter Ace II, Aces High y WWO2L. Volé en Simulador de JET'S de NOVALOGIC y también en un simulador online de Primera Guerra Mundial que desapareci³ por competencia.

Saludos, Patagonic.
Mi página web no está actualizada. Podes verla debajo de esta l*nea.

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Rogodin
04-29-2004, 09:55 PM
Aopen has come out with a new mobo that has a fully functioning pci lock onboard-soooo-you can get that fsb up to 320 on that mobo-on a athlon64.

I went the 64 route with a 3000+oem and an msiK8T neo-I run a fsb of 225-It's made a huge difference in FB over my old 2100+@2.1-but I've not used a P4 with the 800fsb yet so I don't know how it would compare-but it seems like if you have your ram running low lat settings with a decent fsb on a amd rig you'll be getting the best of both http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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