BF2 centered pc.

Alright this pc is going to be centered around bf2 (64person fps...) so here is what i know
-I want an 8800gtx (and the ability to go to sli eventually if possible)
-I want a HUGE (750watt?) powersupply because i dont care about noise and will be overclocking


And thats about it lol.... but what i need help with is what would be the best motherboard/processor combo for this job (two things i dont want to have to upgrade for a while) . Also, anyone know of a good case that 1 fits the equipment, 2 has a window, and 3 is less that $100?
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  1. Well an 8800 will do just fine.

    bf2 doesnt require a mongo gpu or cpu.

    as for a case try someplace like new egg.
  2. Are you just playing or setting up a domain? I would get the 6420 and O/C it, on the eVGA 650i.
    2 GB of DDR2-800
    8800GTX is an ass kickin card, 2 of them; wow, you must be viewing on a movie screen 8O jk
  3. jesus why would i play on a movie screen.... its just a 32'' HDTV :)

    Ya i switch off between a 19'' and a 32'' depending upon how i set up my room lol.

    I dont use the 32'' for gaming now but eventually i will be.

    The reason i want a killer gpu/cpu set up is that obviously graphics are only getting better and the number of players is increasing. Right now i play bf2 but in a year who knows. Anyway, does everyone else think what alcattle said is the best choice? ill be making about 6k this summer and my car is paid off so i want to waste about 2k of it on a comp

    edit: i just looked and that board isn't SLI compatible, but now im thinking as long as i keep my GPU up to date i should be alright.
  4. Quote:
    You dont need to spend anything near $2k.
    BF2 doesnt require much. The cheapest dual core you can get will be much more than you need since the game does not utilize dual core. You will definately need 2gb of ram. A 7600GT will play BF2 on high setting just fine, so you dont need much there either.


    Except you forgot the part where the OP said that they use a 32" screen to play on occasion. I hardly see how a 7600GT would be "just fine" on high settings with a 32" screen let alone a 19".I played the game perfectly fine with 1GB of ram and when I added another GB the only thing that changed was the load times.

    Maybe you should stop being a stupid dyke and quit acting like you know everything.
  5. Lol. Your funny.

    The game will run better with more than 1GB obviously, and he is right on the dual-core. BF2 isn't big on the Processor, but more on the graphics if anything.

    Plus, 2GB is the usual amount needed for video games today. 1GB is bare minimum.
  6. BF2 does not need much firepower for a pc to run it smooth. But you might as well get the DX10 system. The 8800GTX is a great choice and if you plan to SLi it in the future then get 800watts power supply. I would suggest that for it is not overkill but you should go over the demand rather than just minimum power requirement. That way you ensure stability on your system. For the cpu, I'd say get the E4300 and couple it with 2x1Gb DDR2 800 and do some overclocking. It can outperform even the X6800 stock on gaming. So you got some very good bang-for-the-buck here. Don't go for the quad core at this moment since no games will fully support it yet and few will be going to. Maybe next year when quad cores enters the mainstream consumers. As for the motherboard get the 680i SLi from Evga as it is one of the best overclocking platform for Core 2s.

    E4300 = $120
    2x1Gb DDR2 800 = $150
    680i = $180
    8800GTX = $530-$600

    If you're using 1280x1024 rez and lower then I suggest you go for the the 8800GTS 320Mb. Much cheaper at $280. :wink:
  7. What's the resolution on the TV? I'm not familiar with HDTV resolutions. That will matter more than anything.

    As a reference. I play BF2 at 1680 x 1050 (widescreen hack) on a Radeon X1900XT.

    BF2 isn't that intense, so you should be able to get by with an 8800GTS 640MB, if the higher resolutions are your thing. The 8800GTS GPU is faster than my X1900XT, and it has 640MB of texture memory compared to my card's 512MB, so you should be fine saving some green on that. There's really no point to getting the GTX for BF2.

    BF2 may be more intense on the CPU in 64 player matches, there's a lot of calculation to be done, especially if you're hosting a server (even more so if it's dedicated, which makes you run two instances of the game). I'd say get an e6600 and overclock it if you so desire.

    2GB of RAM is the sweet spot today, BF2 loves its 2GB.

    For the power supply, a Thermaltake or Silverstone 700W or 750W would be dandy, and they're pretty quiet as a bonus.

    For motherboards, get the eVGA 680i board. They're pretty much all exactly the same, so the only difference is how long they've been out. The eVGA's been on the market the longest, so you'll find the most resources on that board specifically.
  8. I disagree, I used to have a 3700+ @ 2.6ghz and then upgrade to a 3800+ Dual Core and ran it @ 2.5ghz and saw a noticeable difference on my minimum FPS, which made my game run much smoother. I am not sure what you all consider good enough FPS, but a 7600GT will no do it as I had an 7800GT KO before I had my X1900XTX and I bought my X1900XTX for the same reason as him and it was for BF2. It still will drop down below 60 FPS in some cases. Which is unacceptable for me when I am building a computer based around one game. My suggestion is to get the E6420 and OC to around 3.2ghz, get atleast 2gb of memory, you can get the cheaper G. Skill in my computer that is around $125 at newegg now. Its an amazing price for the speed I have gotten from these things and they worked right out of the box. The motherboard, I would probably go with the 650i chipset as I hear one of the boards with that chipset is a great OC'er. Im not sure which one, but i believe ASUS is the manufacturer. Make sure to get an after market air cooler and you will be good to go. Also, I would recommend the PC Power and Cooling 750 watt power supply as it will hold everything you need with no problem and room to spare. Hope this helps! BF2 is just a very bug ridden game and requires some power to fight through the poor programing.

    Best,

    3Ball
  9. CPU: 2.4ghz+ C2D
    MOBO: 650 or 680 nvidia
    RAM: Depends. If in XP, 2 gigs. If in vista, 3gigs atleast, 4gigs if possible.
    PSU: PC Power and Cooling Siliencer 750w
  10. Thx for the backup SLINROB, and that is just a sic system you have there...very nice OC!

    Best,

    3Ball
  11. Quote:
    I played the game perfectly fine with 1GB of ram and when I added another GB the only thing that changed was the load times.


    Are you joking me? This game needs more than 1gig. Went from 1gig to 2gigs, and I was astounded at how the choppyness was practically gone.
  12. I just want to agree with what 3 Ball said. Definitely best advice here.
  13. I completely agree that it does in fact need more than 1gb. The dude also said his 2nd gig improved his load times, which is a load of crap. I have never seen added ram improve load times. Perhaps faster ram sure. But HD and processor contribute way more than that when u already have 1gb!

    Best,

    3Ball
  14. Quote:
    The dude also said his 2nd gig improved his load times, which is a load of crap.


    For bf2 i see the extra ram cut the load time in half.
  15. Quote:
    Alright this pc is going to be centered around bf2 (64person fps...) so here is what i know
    -I want an 8800gtx (and the ability to go to sli eventually if possible)
    -I want a HUGE (750watt?) powersupply because i dont care about noise and will be overclocking


    And thats about it lol.... but what i need help with is what would be the best motherboard/processor combo for this job (two things i dont want to have to upgrade for a while) . Also, anyone know of a good case that 1 fits the equipment, 2 has a window, and 3 is less that $100?


    What I would get (my baby :cry: ) all for less than a grand

    Intel e4300 with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro $143
    Antec P180 w/ 3 noctua 120mm fans $160
    Gigabyte GA965PDS3 Rev3.3 $115
    2gb Kingston Value Ram (1.8v) get 4gb if u want $90
    Western Digital 250gb SE16 hd (get a seagate 320 or 2 of either) $70
    Bluegears Benspirer sound card $90 :)
    Corsair HX520 or 620 PSU $115
    evga 7900gs for $130 OR Sapphire X1950Pro for $150 OR Sapphire X1950XT for $180 OR eVGA 8800GTS for $260 all will be super.....


    I read a really good review of the Ultra E-Torque case that has a window and is $70 at the egg. But if you have the cash.. the Antec 900 is a good windowed case with insane airflow
  16. Quote:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143080


    2 of these bad asses :twisted: What more can I say?
    :lol:


    OC2 memory 2ghz.....

    drool over your sys..... bloody drool
  17. Well on the 3 computers that game in this house there was absolutly zero difference in load time, between the 2 with 2gb of ram and the 1 with 1gb of ram until i got my c2d. the other with 2gb has an athlon 64 X2 4200 as does the one with 1gb of ram. I used to have a 3800+ @ 2.5ghz, and my load times were all of maybe half a second to 1 second faster than theres, and we all have 250gb western digital SATA hard drives, so with such similar systems, playing the same game and one only having 1gb of ram and load times being the same is where I got my whole "its a load of crap" comment about the xtra ram. If it did, then congrats, but BF2 benefits from an xtra gig of ram in gameplay more than anyting else. Period!

    Best,

    3Ball
  18. Yeah it plays better with 2 gigs. No lag, unless its server lag.

    With extra ram 1 to 2 gigs. It is about 45secs. to load with 2 gigs
    and around 3 mins with just one.

    This is on the sys,s i play on. Some intel and some amd.
  19. Quote:
    Yeah it plays better with 2 gigs. No lag, unless its server lag.

    With extra ram 1 to 2 gigs. It is about 45secs. to load with 2 gigs
    and around 3 mins with just one.

    This is on the sys,s i play on. Some intel and some amd.


    I can also attest to the fact that 2 gigs is much better than one for BF2 on a server.

    Yes more memory is just better overall.
  20. Quote:
    Yeah it plays better with 2 gigs. No lag, unless its server lag.

    With extra ram 1 to 2 gigs. It is about 45secs. to load with 2 gigs
    and around 3 mins with just one.

    This is on the sys,s i play on. Some intel and some amd.


    I can also attest to the fact that 2 gigs is much better than one for BF2 on a server.

    Yes more memory is just better overall.

    2 gigs is also painfully cheap now. Just last week the Crucial DDR2 1000 ram was only $114 after MIR. You can get performance or value kits for $90-110.

    Little reason to stick with 1gig now.


    The only reason I have 1gig is that its plumb hard to come by ram for my machine (Dell XPS Gen 3). Kingston sells a kit, but its not on the egg and it costs twice as much as other kits.

    1gig aint bad, but if youre building a new machine and you got $$ you should get at least 2gigs.
  21. Quote:
    Yeah it plays better with 2 gigs. No lag, unless its server lag.

    With extra ram 1 to 2 gigs. It is about 45secs. to load with 2 gigs
    and around 3 mins with just one.

    This is on the sys,s i play on. Some intel and some amd.


    I can also attest to the fact that 2 gigs is much better than one for BF2 on a server.

    Yes more memory is just better overall.

    2 gigs is also painfully cheap now. Just last week the Crucial DDR2 1000 ram was only $114 after MIR. You can get performance or value kits for $90-110.

    Little reason to stick with 1gig now.


    The only reason I have 1gig is that its plumb hard to come by ram for my machine (Dell XPS Gen 3). Kingston sells a kit, but its not on the egg and it costs twice as much as other kits.

    1gig aint bad, but if youre building a new machine and you got $$ you should get at least 2gigs.

    Yes i agree.
  22. My case is an awesome X-Pider from Apevia w/window (right around a $100.00). Ck out the reviews for it. You wont need the watercooling or the Q6600, get a smaller C2D processor. For a motherboard get the DS3, a Barracuda HD, a PC P&C 750w, and 2GB 800mhz G.Skill Memory. Peace
    :twisted:
  23. yea 2gb of my memory is now only $125, I paid $100 more for it when i bough it 5 months ago! Its amazing how much it has all dropped!

    Best,

    3Ball
  24. Quote:
    yea 2gb of my memory is now only $125, I paid $100 more for it when i bough it 5 months ago! Its amazing how much it has all dropped!

    Best,

    3Ball


    For less than you paid then you can get 4gigs of ram now. A nice bonus for Vista :).

    Patriot has a 4gb (2x2gb) kit thats at $275 now at the egg. That means that you can get 8gigs of ram for how much you would have paid for 4gb 3mos ago.
  25. Thx for rubbin it in, lol!

    Best,

    3Ball
  26. ..is he done yet? lol Peace :twisted:
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