Rate My System

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Jan 14, 2012

Rate My System by BloodyFlame at 6:45 AM (1,020 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. BloodyFlame
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    The image above is from System Requirements Lab using the game Crysis 2. How "good" is my computer based on what you see here?
     
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    That is one good PC you have there B-)
     
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    I thought as much. My dad has spent much of his hard earned money to allow me to play games at higher settings and FPS.
     
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    It is... acceptable. In terms of graphical performance the 430 kinda sucks, and I haven't really been in the loop when it comes to CPUs lately, but I do remember reading that the 4100 was a disappointment (wasn't bad, just disappointing). I'd still take this over my 2 year old laptop any day though.
     
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    You're electricity bill per month must be high i assume
     
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    GT430 4GB was pretty much an excuse to make money on a below average card for people who assume more video memory means better processing power from their GPU, new bulldozer CPUs still can't compete with intel alternatives but without a doubt it's not a bad build.
     
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    For the above reasons, I'd rate it 6/10. It's not bad, it's not great, it's just good. The next parts to upgrade, the graphics card and the hard drive (because you can never have enough storage).
     
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    Thanks for the advice! My dad is already planning to buy a new hard drive. I don't think I'll need to upgrade the graphics card for while, though.
     
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    Where did you get a 430 that had 4gb of memory installed lol?

    I think it's already been mentioned here but you don't seem to believe that the 430 may need some upgrading
     
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    Yeah the 4GB of VRAM on the video card is wasted money and doesn't make it more powerful for gaming stuff.

    EDIT: Ah, shared RAM, that's better as in you didn't get ripped off, but yeah it's a detriment to the GPU power.
     
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    the 4 gb are coming from the system ram, this 430 doesn't have any ram chips like a normal discrete gpu would have.

    The cpu performance is hit and miss depending on the task it has to do, AMD promise more consistent results with windows 8 as it will have some sort of thread pairing mechanism.
     
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    Not very good.
    I have a x6 @ 4ghz, and I'm not upgrading to BD till microsoft at least fixes the scedualer for BD. Also a fx-4xxx is more like a dual core with two extra cores :/
    My gpu ( ati 5870 @ 900mhz) doesn't like crysis 2 all max, nvidea's like the tesselation more. But Ithink the 430 wil not preform extremely well in crysis 2 :/
    Still, crysis 2 can be quite demanding, and if you turn everything on the highest it will be quite hard for most pc's
    The pc itself isn't bad though
     
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    Buying a hard drive right now is stupid, they're very overpriced because of limited production due to weather problems in uh...where was it, Philippines? I'd get a small SSD or something for now.

    and how much did you spend on this? I run Crysis 2 fine on max settings and I only spent like 500 on everything
     
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    Weather problems? Actually, large-scale flooding of HDD factories and warehouses in Thailand (the capital of world electronics). I'm hearing it'll take around 2 years to restore all the damage, and that HDD prices will be at their current level during that time. That said, it should only take around 3-6 months to make up for the shortages caused by lost products. It's only doubled the prices, so at least for consumers it's not that bad.
     
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    flooding caused by weather, man...

    7200rpm+ / SSD or bust, btw.
     
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    Since we are on the topic of recommendations, any recommendations for a new video card?
     
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    How much do you want to spend on it?
    what's your power supply's power rating?
    do you have room for a full width/length card?

    you can always look at this link (Tom's hardware best graphics cards for the money: January 2012):
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html
     
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    I'll go off of the link you gave me. Thanks. :)
     

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