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Looking to build a PC to play Runescape Lagg Free, Help me!

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February 8, 2011 2:19:09 PM

Hey everyone, I'm new here and was just browsing and thought I'd join the community.

I currently have a really bad Computer, I want to build my own. For those who have played Runescape you get "Loading-Please Wait" when you walk around if you lagg.

I would like to buy a Computer that I can play Runescape without lagging at all.

All opinions/support is accepted.

Regards, Matt
February 8, 2011 2:21:59 PM

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February 8, 2011 2:27:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Unsure, I'm sorry


Budget Range: $400-700 CAD


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Playing Runescape in specific. I need Internet access aswell on it for surfing.


Parts Not Required: I need a full PC.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't care, whatever is available :) 


Country of Origin: Canada.


Parts Preferences: None, Whatever works once again :) 


Overclocking: Maybe, Unsure what that is, Sorry.


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, Once again unsure what that is, Sorry.


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


Additional Comments: I need the PC to run Gaming lagg free.

Thanks, Matt
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February 8, 2011 2:59:29 PM

BUMP. Need help still please, can anyone help?
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February 8, 2011 3:33:12 PM

By everything does this include monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS?
Does budget include tax and shipping?

Here's a xfire capable build.

Optical
$16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD
Spinpoint F3 500gb $50
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
Antec Neo Eco 520w $60
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
Asus Evo $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
G SKill 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 9 $43
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU
Athlon ii x3 445 $76
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU
5770 $130 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total including tax and shipping: $643
$608 after rebates

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February 8, 2011 3:36:16 PM

banthracis said:
By everything does this include monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS?
Does budget include tax and shipping?

Here's a xfire capable build.

Optical
$16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD
Spinpoint F3 500gb $50
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
Antec Neo Eco 520w $60
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
Asus Evo $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
G SKill 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 9 $43
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU
Athlon ii x3 445 $76
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU
5770 $130 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total including tax and shipping: $643
$608 after rebates

I would need a Monitor and Keyboard. I have a Mouse I can use, The price does not include tax and shipping, but $643 total is good to me. Will this make me not lagg?

Thanks, Matt
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February 8, 2011 3:55:25 PM

If budget doesn't include tax and shipping then throw in this monitor
21.5" 1080p
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

That'll put total right at $700 before tax and shipping, $665 after rebates.

Just grab a cheap $10 keyboard anywhere really.

edit: Yes, hardware wise you should have no issues. However, lag is also due to network connection and hardware doesn't do anything to affect that. That one is an ISP/wiring issue.
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February 9, 2011 2:01:49 PM

banthracis said:
By everything does this include monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS?
Does budget include tax and shipping?

Here's a xfire capable build.

Optical
$16
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD
Spinpoint F3 500gb $50
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
Antec Neo Eco 520w $60
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Mobo
Asus Evo $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
G SKill 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 9 $43
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU
Athlon ii x3 445 $76
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU
5770 $130 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total including tax and shipping: $643
$608 after rebates

Kk thanks :) 
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February 9, 2011 2:47:50 PM

Just thought I'd warn you that it might not be your computer, it might be your internet which is causing the "loading, please wait" to show up. Could you run an internet speed test (like the one at speedtest.net ) and let us know the results?

The system requirements for RS are pretty low, any computer made in the last decade should be able to handle it...
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February 9, 2011 3:06:22 PM

killersquirel11 said:
The system requirements for RS are pretty low, any computer made in the last decade should be able to handle it...


Actually it isn't. If you play RuneScape at the highest detail (aka RuneScape HD) you need a pretty decent PC. Anything below a ATI 4670 will start to lag at 1680*1020 with full details turned on and in a relatively populated area. How do I know this? My sister plays RS -.-

However, latency DOES make a difference too! And it would be a good idea for OP to check this. If he is on WiFi, latency will be quite high depending on the set up.
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February 9, 2011 4:51:12 PM

Skill Thiz said:

I currently have a really bad Computer


what are the specs of your "really bad computer"?

"Overclocking: Maybe, Unsure what that is, Sorry.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, Once again unsure what that is, Sorry. "

Overclocking is basically making your CPU run faster (higher GHz) than what is listed on the box. This is not recommended by the manufacturer and can in some situations cause stability issues with the processor. I would recommend trying to OC an old computer so you don't wreck anything expensive while you learn what affects what and how overclocking works. This seems like a decent guide, although it is for intel

SLI/Crossfire: Basically SLI and Crossfire are ways that you can get 2 video cards to work together to process the video data much faster. more info here

@Shadow 70379
It's been a couple of years since I played RS (anyone here remember RS Classic. I had that before they switched to RS 2.0 and only played for a year or two since the switch. I logged in about a year ago and was greeted by a notification saying that it had been almost 600 days since I had last logged in.)

A cheaper, lower performance build which should still be able to handle RS:

CPU + MOBO: Athlon X3 450 3.2GHz and Biostar 880G AM3, $130
PSU + RAM: Diablotek 550W and Mushkin DDR3 1333 4GB, $67
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER, same as above, $55
Video card: MSI 5670 512MB, $70 AR
HDD: Spinpoint 500GB, same as above, $50
CD/DVD: Same as above, $16
Monitor: not sure here, any of these should be fine

Total: 130+67+55+70+50+16 = 388 + ~$100-150 for monitor and ~$10-50 for a keyboard
granted some of these brands aren't exactly completely reliable
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February 9, 2011 5:20:14 PM

Anyone helping this person should go to shopbot.ca to look at prices... newegg is garbage and overpriced here Also I can build a $600 computer for about $150 less using that site than any one site.

Also you don;t need a dedicated video card for RS Integrated 4250 would be fine.
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February 9, 2011 6:51:14 PM

jjthomp said:
Anyone helping this person should go to shopbot.ca to look at prices... newegg is garbage and overpriced here Also I can build a $600 computer for about $150 less using that site than any one site.

Also you don;t need a dedicated video card for RS Integrated 4250 would be fine.


My newegg build is cheaper than buying all parts from that site.

A dedicated card might not help RS very much but it will enable many other games.
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February 9, 2011 10:47:04 PM

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PSU + RAM: Diablotek 550W and Mushkin DDR3 1333 4GB, $67

NO! NO DIABLOTEK! EVER!!!! As for the rest of the specs, looks OK to me.

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Also you don;t need a dedicated video card for RS Integrated 4250 would be fine.


A lot of you folks seem to be assuming RS is the same as it was a a few years ago. This is NOT true. The graphics have gotten an overhaul and it actually has AA,etc. At full detail, say like 1920*1080/1680*1050 an IGP will dip below 30fps in areas with many characters. For example, the new Dungeons will start to lag when you have like 25+ people in the same area with full resolution on a IGP/low end card (ie 8400GS).
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February 10, 2011 12:30:24 PM

This is what happens when you buy a Diablotek....Lot's and lots of fail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCwgK_fvZ6I&feature=play...

It doesn't even make it to half it's rated wattage...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I also like HardOCP's description of one
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Diablotek seemingly tried to polish a turd with a turd and as such we got the expected outcome, a pile of crap.


http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/12/17/diablotek_phd...
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February 10, 2011 1:21:57 PM

killersquirel11 said:
My newegg build is cheaper than buying all parts from that site.

A dedicated card might not help RS very much but it will enable many other games.


Really? because that site displays newegg prices as well so if newegg is the cheapest out of everyoneu will find the prices there too so unlessyou don't know what you;re doing at the very least it will be exactly the same.
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