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Will this build run starcraft?.. or Crysis?

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November 7, 2006 12:34:55 PM

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Asus Stryker Extreme 680I

2 Gigs of Corsair XMS Dominator DDR2 800

Nvidia Geforce 8800GTX

74GB Raptor 10k RPM SATA

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I already have this....

Thermaltake full tower case

Thermaltake Toughpower 700Watt PSU

19'' CRT Monitor

Keyboard and Mouse



Will this run crysis you think? I would certainly hope so. Not a bad way to spend $1600. :-)
November 7, 2006 12:55:21 PM

..members just keep finding new "creative" ways for showing off their new rig.







Good build tho', I on the other hand, have to pay mortgage.
November 7, 2006 12:59:18 PM

I think you might need 2 GB's more ram to play StarCraft.... Yes, I'm being sarcastic. :o 
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November 7, 2006 1:03:29 PM

Obviously this post is not entirely serious. At the end, you also ask (rhetorically methinks) if your build will run Crysis. FYI, here are the requirements for Crysis:

Minimum Requirements

CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 256k+
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX9.0c with Windows XP

Recommended Requirements

CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
RAM: 1.5Gb
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista
November 7, 2006 1:07:37 PM

it'll have trouble running a game as intensive as starcraft...[/sarcasm]
November 7, 2006 1:20:17 PM

Quote:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Asus Stryker Extreme 680I

2 Gigs of Corsair XMS Dominator DDR2 800

Nvidia Geforce 8800GTX

74GB Raptor 10k RPM SATA



Nah, it's too slow to run Starcraft. You need a quad core, probably 16GB of RAM, and go with two 8800GTX in SLI, then maybe, just maybe you'll get past the openning credits before Starcraft crashes your system.
November 7, 2006 1:39:47 PM

the cimematics are gonna bog that rig down like crazy....lol
November 7, 2006 1:49:36 PM

It wont run, cause Asus is crap, i bet you will have to RMA the board, because it will be very buggy, if you even get it to post.
November 7, 2006 1:56:23 PM

I have starcraft running on my machine ... I think it is a PIII. Yeah, I'm long overdue for an upgrade.
November 7, 2006 2:09:39 PM

Lol nice optimism.
November 7, 2006 2:33:04 PM

Im just kidding guys. Just seeing what kind of response I could get with this post. :-P

I do not own this build obiously. But I am hoping to get it. Hopefully around x-mas. Any thoughts on any specific components, or am I right on the money?
November 7, 2006 2:57:11 PM

it might, just run starcraft, but it will go at a million miles an hour

i got a question tho, can u run starcraft with xp64 and my rig
November 7, 2006 3:00:10 PM

Not sure but I know that at 640X480 Unreal Tournemant runs at almost 200FPS.

Athlon XP 1.4ghz

512MB Ram

Radeon 9550
November 7, 2006 3:03:44 PM

Sure it will run Starcraft, and give new definition to the term "Lightspeed". More seriously, some of those old games won't run on dual core cpu's.
November 7, 2006 3:06:44 PM

Quote:

i got a question tho, can u run starcraft with xp64 and my rig


My kid tried to load Starcraft and a couple other old games and found they wouldn't work. Something about the games not recognizing the dual core processor. Can't tell you about the XP64 part.
November 7, 2006 3:18:25 PM

Quote:
I have starcraft running on my machine ... I think it is a PIII. Yeah, I'm long overdue for an upgrade.


I just upgraded from my PIII 800Mhz cu to the rig in the fignature... can you say SCHWIIIING?!!!!

do eet!
November 7, 2006 3:30:23 PM

Could he be talking about Starcraft Ghost...... I know
November 7, 2006 3:34:06 PM

Quote:

i got a question tho, can u run starcraft with xp64 and my rig


My kid tried to load Starcraft and a couple other old games and found they wouldn't work. Something about the games not recognizing the dual core processor. Can't tell you about the XP64 part.

Starcraft does work on a X2, I know..im koren. :) 


Anyways.... I still have an old p75 laptop with 32mb of ram running win98 and it plays star craft fine. I just upgraded it with a enternal HD-DVD burner and now its super.
November 7, 2006 3:45:18 PM

You really should have waited for a Core 2 Quadro, man. Starcraft is going to beat the living crap out of your system. All I can say is that if you ever get on battle.net and you get yourself into a big battle, your game is going to turn into a slide show with all those little sprites on the screen. I am sure that 640x480 resolution will probably be more than even your monitor is capable of handling, so good luck to you. :D 


-Zorak

P.S. Nice build by the way
November 7, 2006 3:48:45 PM

Not to ruin your banter, but most CRT monitors since 85' have supported 1600x1200.


I do wish I could find a 12'' green screen monitor to work with my comptuer... that would pwn.
November 7, 2006 5:42:16 PM

Well that just took all the fun out of my comment :( 
November 7, 2006 5:45:32 PM

Cheer up! Dont go blue, think of something new to do!
November 7, 2006 5:51:28 PM

I loaded up Starcraft last night on my rig (specs in sig) and it runs pretty spiffy. :)  So yes it will run....
November 7, 2006 5:53:40 PM

Starcraft is the best RTS game ever. No other game has come close, although I do like the C&C games. DOW40k isnt as good as its hyped to be.
November 7, 2006 6:34:34 PM

I think the OP means will it run A starcraft?With a rig like that more n likely heheh
November 7, 2006 7:54:31 PM

Quote:
I loaded up Starcraft last night on my rig (specs in sig) and it runs pretty spiffy. :)  So yes it will run....


Speaking about oldies, but goodies... I'm currently re-playing Fallout 2 on my E6600 and X1900XT 512MB. Now that's money well spent.
November 7, 2006 7:56:47 PM

Will dx10 be backwards compatible with dos games?
November 7, 2006 10:05:09 PM

In response to an earlier comment about Starcraft being the best RTS: I agree wholeheartedly. To those of you who still have a special place in your hearts for starcraft: go to http://www.wc3campaigns.net/revolution/ and check out all the hard work these guys are doing to bring starcraft up to date. I hope you enjoy.

-Zorak
November 7, 2006 11:09:26 PM

Krazy... not another unfinished mod of SC....
November 7, 2006 11:25:03 PM

Wow. After reading this thread I feel like playing starcraft. Now to find the install disk...
November 8, 2006 1:14:58 AM

Quote:

i got a question tho, can u run starcraft with xp64 and my rig


My kid tried to load Starcraft and a couple other old games and found they wouldn't work. Something about the games not recognizing the dual core processor. Can't tell you about the XP64 part.

Starcraft does work on a X2, I know..im koren. :) 

Maybe my kid was doing something wrong. Kids do that from time to time.
November 8, 2006 5:08:47 AM

ahh, the nostalgia of starcraft. no game surely has stood the test of time such as starcraft. (well as far as i know).
November 8, 2006 12:40:40 PM

Briney's dance beat has too. Boy that game is the best.... ::scarcasm::
November 8, 2006 1:21:39 PM

never played starcraft, but i do like wc3 quite a bit (first rts i ever played). i just got company of heroes, and i must say, best rts game out there. lots of fun and eye candy is amazing. watching soldiers go flying through the air during artillery strikes always brings a smile to my face.
November 8, 2006 1:24:00 PM

Try Dawn of War. That game is very eye-candy orienated. Most people consider it one of the best made.

Im holding out for the next Command and Conquer game.
November 8, 2006 1:50:06 PM

Unfortunately Westwood studios was bought out by EA, and you can see clear evidence of the deterioration of the C&C franchise in C&C: Generals . Don't get me wrong here, I love C&C (the first RTS i ever played was Red Alert, and I even played Westwood's first RTS of Dune 2) , I just think that the acquisition of Westwood studios by EA doesn't bode well for C&C.

-Zorak

P.S. As for Project Revolution, it is as yet an unfinished wc3 mod that will bring SC into 3D, but I don't think it will remain unfinished for much longer as it is very much an active project.
November 8, 2006 2:02:04 PM

it will run STARCRAFT but at resolution of 400 X 300 .
but then also it will be a slide show.

You would probably need a Quad core CPU like the Kentsfield or the AMD Quadfather with 16GB of 1066MHZ ram and 2 150 GB RAPTORS in RAID 0
and a 2000W PSU.

lol!!lol!!
November 8, 2006 2:24:16 PM

CoH is made by same guys as DoW so basic game elements are the same and CoH just came out so eye-candy probably a little better. plus, i prefer the WW2 theme. Old rts games like wc3 and proably starcraft are great for LAN's since almost any pc/laptop can run it and wc3 (and supposedly CoH) can all run off same license key for LAN only (online checks for unique). it's easy to get a good 3v3 or 4v4 going.
November 8, 2006 3:03:59 PM

I dont like Eye Candy. I Like ### units... Millions of troopers, billions of tanks... If they ahve to make the game 2 toned gray... thats fine by me.
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