I know there's a lot of us noobs asking this very same question in this forum but I seriously need some feedback on my first system. I wanna know if this thing will be able to handle Crysis and those other demanding games out there.
I don't see anything Wrong with it And as Far as Crysis my current System can run it at Medium and I'm only on Dual Core with a 7950GT so you should be fine What OS are you running some might say going to 3-4 Gb Ram might help
Your system is better than what 90% of the people have out there. It will Crysis about as well anyone could expect until the next generation of gpu's comes around, or at least until about the 4th performance patch for the game is released.
To give you a low end benchmark not often seen on these forums, I submit the following. I have played the Crysis and Call of Duty 4 demos in DX9 on this system at 1280x1024 with 4x AA, and everything else set to med settings in Crysis. Same res and AA in COD4 with all effects turned on. Looked just fine to me. Ran smoothly also. No slowdowns. I built this system essentially out of spare parts for a friend, and used the demos to burn it in.
E4300 @ stock speed
ASUS Via P4M890 motherboard
EVGA 7600gt 256mb
2gb DDR2 533 ram
160gb ATA133 Maxtor HD
Windows XP SP1
I have also played both demos on high end Vista machines such as yours at the local Fry's. The "so called" DX10 modes were nothing to write home about, but they worked. I guess my old eyes just don't see what all the fuss is about in Vista.
what changes do y'all recommed in order to be able to play Crysis at med settings with good fps? I plan on ocing vga at 20% and I'll be getting windows vista home premium edition, I also plan on adding two more gigs of memory. Let me know if y'all think this'll be enuff to get good fps
If you look at my hardware listed below, we have almost the exact same equipment. Doing some testing with Crysis, these are the FPS I was getting.
1920 x1200 @ very high with AAx4 = 6 FPS
1680 x1050 @ very high with AAx4 = 10 FPS
1280 x 800 @ very high with AAx4 = 25 FPS
1280 x 800 @ medium with AAx4 = 40 - 50 FPS
I felt like the later was the only playable setting. I haven't tried COD4 yet, but from what other have said, I might be able to max out all the settings and have it playable at 1920 x 1200.
Actually, I think 3GB might be a sweet spot for a while for lots of folks.
Many 32bit games are now starting to push the 2gb limit imposed by XP for various processes. Since XP has natural overhead, moving beyond 2gb may help.
Considering the price of 1gb of RAM may now only be $30-$40, why not.
If you do 3gb on a dual channel MB you need to add 2x512mb modules instead of a single 1gb. The single module addition will cause all three to revert to single channel mode which will somewhat negate the effect of the added ram.