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Gaming Build for GTA IV

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May 28, 2012 5:41:45 AM

hi.a friend of mine wants to play gta iv with ultra high texture mods and stuff.some thing like this-
http://youtu.be/NsNXkR4zelY
his current specs are-
E7200
some intel board
4gb ram
BFG 1200w
antec 1200 v3
2 tb storage and corsair force gt 120gb ssd.

budget is $1000 or less. preferred sites-any good canadian shopping site.
i don't know much about the requirements of gta iv graphic mods.some input is needed.
thanks.

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May 28, 2012 6:08:29 AM

First of all, what you need to know is. He will need a fast quad core, and a fast SINGLE GPU. GTA4 won't even load on a Xfire or SLI setup.

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May 28, 2012 6:30:24 AM

yeah i heard that gta is highly cpu intensive game but is there any change after ultra graphics mods?
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May 28, 2012 12:16:50 PM

It depends on your friends resolution. Because you can't use more than one GPU, playing at higher resolutions and specifically the amount of VRAM can negatively affect gaming performance.

Best choice is a fast 4 core processor and the best single GPU he can buy.
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May 28, 2012 2:02:41 PM

resolution is 1080p native.looks like in this also,2500k is the best cpu.will that do good even after mods and stuff?
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May 29, 2012 4:29:40 AM

It really depends on the mods. This is where you're going to have to do some independent research. Some mods are poorly coded and are resource hogs. Others, not so much.

Mods will eat up alot of RAM(the regular kind) and more importantly alot of VRAM.

Research your mods, pick out the best video card your friend can afford. Keep in mind since he's upgrading his CPU, this will most likely require a RAM upgrade and of course a motherboard upgrade. This will eat up a significant portion of his budget.

Also note, the next GTA is due out this fall... seems a waste to build a system around a game that's about to be replaced.
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