Civ 5 crucial components Tags: New Build Computer Crucial Components Systems Last response: September 16, 2010 12:18 AM in Systems Share Anonymous September 15, 2010 10:15:18 PM What are the most important components of a computer when playing strategy games like civilization and total war? More about : civ crucial components geofelt September 16, 2010 12:18:43 AM Quote:What are the most important components of a computer when playing strategy games like civilization and total war? I can only speak with experience to civilization 4 and all its previous versions. In a nutshell, most any modern pc will do well. I have run it on a thinkpad T61 which has discrete but undistinguished graphics. It runs on a i3 duo of any kind, even with the integrated graphics. If you play on the largest of maps, the cpu can take a couple of seconds between turns for the ai. I see heavy cpu usage on one core, and half of a second, so a good duo should be fine. I use a 5870 on a 2560 x 1600 monitor with maximum detail and eye candy. The fps is restricted to 60, and it mostly stays there. Here is a link to the civ 5 minimum and maximum suggestions: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/07/civilization-5-system... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help upgrading comp to play Civ V ForumRunning Starcraft 2 and Civ5 at 1920x1080 Forum$1500 Photo/Video Editing Build; Civ V on the side ForumCiv 4 Again ForumIdeas for Civ 4 ForumInformation regarding Civ 4..... ForumI 5 -2500k / ASUS P67 / 8GB RAM / HIS 6950 / Crucial m4 ForumCrucial m4 128gb FAILURE ForumCore component (system) upgrade OR wait ForumAnother computer build question: Phenom II 1090T or Core i 5 760 ForumAnother computer build question: Phenom II 1090T or Core i 5 760 ForumAverage Crucial RAM OC? ForumHow to Spend Money on Component Upgrades ForumWhat do you guys think ForumSSD Convert ForumPrice Jump worth it? Can someone just tell me what to get? ForumFirst Time Build ForumPossible reasons for motherboard components burning and ways to avoid ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) ForumMost important components for dev box? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !