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Is my pc good for gaming in 1920x1200

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July 20, 2008 5:36:31 PM

Hi guys I was just wondering if my pc would have any huge bottlenecks.

First I do not oc any part of my pc.I run all my games on max in the ingame settings @ res 1920x1200.
I play games like sins of solar,gothic,medieval 2 total war, and play movies.

My system is an old hp a1720n, mobo is still the same.

processor: upgraded to an e6700 (for 60 bucks usd)
memory: 3gigs 667mhz
psu: 500w
gpu: bfg 8800gts 512
os: vista 32 bit

Those are my specs and I can upgrade anything plz let me know.Now I will be Building a new one later.
So for this pc I would just like to see upgades like a new cpu or gpu.O and money really isnt a concern.

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July 20, 2008 5:44:41 PM

I think you're all set for now, especially if you're going to build a new PC later. You might have to take some settings down in the most demanding games at that resolutions (i.e. Crysis), but you'll be able to play most maxed out.
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2008 5:46:13 PM

Looks pretty good. Quad core and a 4870x2 in the future if the PSU can handle it. Maybe a new one of those if it can't.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2008 6:00:55 PM

the e6700 is kinda weak a e8400 or 8500 will be better but it'll defenitly suffice. the 667MHz ram is pretty good but 800MHz will be better for gaming.
everything else is pretty good. It mostly depends on what games you play and at what res
July 20, 2008 6:08:16 PM

The question is now if the mobo for the a1720n would support an e8400 and 800mhz of ram.I dont thinks so or if Im wrong plz let me know.But that would be done on my new pc.
July 20, 2008 6:36:05 PM

I would suggest overclocking, but since you have an HP motherboard, that's out of the question.

Core 2 Duo's are just asking to be overclocked. I have an e6300 @1.86 OC'd to 3.4Ghz, and it runs silky smooth and benchmarks extremely high (In the e8400 range).
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2008 6:51:56 PM

I have a 8800 gts 640 650/1700/1000 (core/shader/mem)... e6420 @ 3.2 and 2 gigs of 1200 mhz ram (OCed... from 800 mhz.... timings were 4 4 4 12 and are now 5 4 4 12)

it plays EVERYTHING MAX... except crysis... but I can play crysis w/ the triple c pack on level 3 at 19x12... literally the only game I can't play max w/ full AA & AF is crysis

and w/ my graphics card OC @ that I can play it on high (w/o triple c pack)... average frame rate of 27...

so yeah your fine
July 20, 2008 11:14:12 PM

Uh yeah i think that you can play most games at 1920x1200, but like one of the posters above said that a demanding game like crysis, you will need a much much more powerful videocard and I think you will need a more powerful cpu also. Personally, I would not get another type of videocard, I would just get another 8800gts and run them in SLI and then you will have very nice performance and even a demanding game like crysis I think would be tackled by those 2 cards. And plus 3 gigs is enough for vista but I would get faster ram, it will improve performance also.
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2008 11:26:16 PM

Well, the CPU is mostly irrelevant at that kind of resolution, so I wouldn't worry about it for now. I'd say leave it alone for now, and if anything is performing under what you want, you could bump the video card up a bit (SLI is probably out of the question though with that mobo).
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