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Will this Rig run BF2 at Max Settings?

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December 12, 2006 9:24:07 AM

Hoping to play BF2 Online with Max settings and maintain good FPS..
Have already bought the parts (already had the monitor - May buy a diff one) so crossing my fingers on this one:

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel OEM Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

2X CORSAIR XMS2 2x 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034

XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150189

Creative 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102005

ENERMAX Liberty 500W Power Supply 90V~265V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194003

Western Digital Caviar 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136014

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186134

SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827151136

COOLER MASTER Mystique 631 RC-631-KWN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119108

SCEPTRE x22wg-Gamer Black 22" 5ms Black to Black DVI Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1200:1 16.7 million color
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112005

SENNHEISER HD 485 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Supra-aural Explore new sound dimensions Headphone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826159412


-= I bought the Arctic Freezer heatsink/fan already even though my friend that's helping me build it (he's more exp than I) says I shouldn;t overclock my cpu even though I hear the Core 2 Duo's are supposed to be easy to overclock, he still maintains I shouldnt ever overclock unless its for certain tasks, and seems to think leaving the cpu opverclocked 24-7 will fry it early.

Anyways I don't have SLI, and no 8800 yet either - the biggest Q is if all of this builds on first try and I dont need to RMA - I'm a lil sweaty about the Hard Drive, and also unsure if its enough juisce to power my 22' with playing BF2 with max settings online and still get a good FPS.

Any Feedback would be cool if someone knows whats up.
December 12, 2006 10:13:42 AM

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It's not imposible for an item to arrive DOA.

I read a pretty distressing stat regarding componets once.. something like 1 in 10 arrive DOA. and the figures are even higher for complete systems. Even if these numbers aren't accurate, it definitely happens.
December 12, 2006 10:25:57 AM

yea it will run max settings.

i got a x850xt with a 3500+ and i run at max setting with 50+ fps

but wouldnt it be better 2 slash out $120 on a 7600gt which also will run at max settings and then buy a DX10 card when the new cards come?
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December 12, 2006 11:38:29 AM

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Your PSU will be fine. I see no problems running BF2 either. As for the duild going smooth with no RMAs needed... well anything could happen. It's not imposible for an item to arrive DOA.


Yeah I'm crossing my fingers, good to know the recipe is right, just hope the ingredients aren't spoiled lol


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yea it will run max settings.

i got a x850xt with a 3500+ and i run at max setting with 50+ fps

but wouldnt it be better 2 slash out $120 on a 7600gt which also will run at max settings and then buy a DX10 card when the new cards come?


Probably right, but I don't want to take any chances since BF2 sn't the only thing I wanna run smoothly. I'll be encoding DVD's, rendering scenes in Maya, and multitasking in Adobe CS2 Pro Suite, Macromedia MX Studio, Mudbox, XFI, and Zbrush2, and probably trying Fear eventually so I want the best card under the 8800 for now. Once the 8800 drops in price I'm buying it pronto.



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December 12, 2006 12:48:25 PM

Hello,

Nice system you are building. It will run BF2 just fine maxed out. And to not overclock an E6600 is almost a shame.

I have the monitor you are thinking about buying and it is a true joy to game with.

I used to have a 19" and this one blows my old one out of the water,he,he,,,,

The Sceptre is the only one with HDCP and HDMI at the moment. So it's the only 22" widescreen worth buying.

I tried both ACER AL2216WBD and Samsung 225BW and I took them back to the store. They were both very good but are missing HDCP.
The Sceptre is as good with HDCP. It's a nice looking monitor.

Since you are going to play BF2 there is a limitation you should know about.

All LCD monitor has a native screen resolution that they are looking best at. If the game supports that resolution then you are good to go with a perfect picture. If not, then the picture will look a bit blurred. Still okay but not perfect in any way. And that is the case with BF2.

BF2 does not support 1650 x 1050 resolution. That is an issue that could be solved by EA games or DICE, but they do not want to go the extra mile for their customers as of now. Maybe that will change in the future.

Games like Flight Simulator 10 and Toca Race Driver 3 supports 1650 x 1050 resolution and looks spectacular. All web surfing looks great. You can put two web pages side by side. Tv and dvd movies looks great. So the only problem is BF2.

I just thought you shuld know that, since that is what you want to do most.
December 12, 2006 1:51:49 PM

u cant always count on default, in default in F.E.A.R its impossible 2 play for me cuz of lag so i have 2 lower it. but in bf2 it runs on full without lag 70 to 95 fps and it doesnt jump belove 50fps
December 12, 2006 6:44:34 PM

Quote:
Hello,

Nice system you are building. It will run BF2 just fine maxed out. And to not overclock an E6600 is almost a shame.

I have the monitor you are thinking about buying and it is a true joy to game with.

I used to have a 19" and this one blows my old one out of the water,he,he,,,,

The Sceptre is the only one with HDCP and HDMI at the moment. So it's the only 22" widescreen worth buying.

I tried both ACER AL2216WBD and Samsung 225BW and I took them back to the store. They were both very good but are missing HDCP.
The Sceptre is as good with HDCP. It's a nice looking monitor.

Since you are going to play BF2 there is a limitation you should know about.

All LCD monitor has a native screen resolution that they are looking best at. If the game supports that resolution then you are good to go with a perfect picture. If not, then the picture will look a bit blurred. Still okay but not perfect in any way. And that is the case with BF2.

BF2 does not support 1650 x 1020 resolution. That is an issue that could be solved by EA games or DICE, but they do not want to go the extra mile for their customers as of now. Maybe that will change in the future.

Games like Flight Simulator 10 and Toca Race Driver 3 supports 1650 x 1020 resolution and looks spectacular. All web surfing looks great. You can put two web pages side by side. Tv and dvd movies looks great. So the only problem is BF2.

I just thought you shuld know that, since that is what you want to do most.


Good to know. In that case I'll take a long look at the : NEC Display Solutions 20WMGX2-BK Black-Silver 20.1" 6ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 470 cd/m2 1600:1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824002320

It's gonna cost me, but given it's an AS-IPS LCD with a 1600:1 contrast ratio and 6ms response and 16.7 color I think its worth it. You don;t get AS-IPS monitorsfor under a grand these days, but this one you do :) 



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December 12, 2006 10:47:49 PM

Just to clarify,

That monitor would not change anything. It also has a native resolution of 1650x1050.

Battlefield max resolution is 1360x1020. Battlefield can not run in a higher resolution.

Your new monitor can run the lower resolutions but it will not look as as good as if you used the native resolution of the monitor. In sceptres 22" case it's 1650x1050 for optimum picture quality. Any thing less will blur the picture a little bit.

The only way to get perfect picture quality would be to pick a monitor that has a native resolution of max 1360x1020. And that would be a lot smaller then the 22" widescreen you want to use.

You can only use the following resolutions in BF2. It is a limitation in the game itself not the monitor. So you monitor would have to use any of the following resolutions.

1024x768
1152x864
1280x1024
1360x1020

My recommendation. Buy the 22" Sceptre. Pretty much all new games support the 1650x1050 resolution. It's just BF2 showing its age already. You could try to write a letter to the Maker "DICE" I believe. Maybe they can tell you if they are working on a patch for the game. Maybe if enough people complain they will :-)
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