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F.E.A.R What kinda of rigs are you running for This game?

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March 29, 2006 9:26:42 PM

I loaded fear up on my rig and it looked like someone took a dump on my monitor. I have been waiting for an upgrade, can you guys post your rigs so I can see what i should buy for decent gameplay
March 29, 2006 9:59:24 PM

well I got an MSI K8 neo4 Platinum mobo; an AMD 3500+ CPU; an ATI x700Pro vid card; 1gb of corsair xms ram running at 2-2-2-5 1T. The graphics arent up all the way but I punch out an average of 55-57 fps and the game looks sweet.

Also I built this pc over a year ago and the partts were mid to high mid performance wise. I spent around 1300 for it and for that price now you can get a much better system.

If you want some general guidelines for pc parts, get at least a 256mb vid card, a d@mn good mobo like a dfi lan party or asus, along with an opty 165 or a dual core athlon 64 around 2.2 or 2.4ghz. some corsair xmx or ocz ram. That basic set up will put out great resluts on games (I'll ball park the price at 1500 on the cheaper side) but as new stuff from amd and intell are soon to come out who knows what will be better on the top end.
March 29, 2006 11:14:40 PM

what program are you using to test FPS?
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March 29, 2006 11:37:20 PM

I've been playing it on a:

Athlon XP 2000+ OC to 1850 from 1667
2x512 GB PC 4000 (3-3-3-6)
Agp GeForce 6600Gt


It runs great for me, something above 30 fps. Above something like a AMD 3000+ I don't think you'll even see a difference in the frames. I've used fraps in the past its alright, but i'm sure there are better ones.
March 30, 2006 8:56:02 AM

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what program are you using to test FPS?


fear has a benchmark built in, its in the performance settings.

i play it with the rig below everything on high part from softshadows @ 1280*1024
March 30, 2006 9:42:14 AM

Compleated the game on (1280X1024 2XAA 8XAF 'settings set to max apart from soft shadows'):

Athlon64 3500+
Kingston DDR400 2GB's
Radion X800 XT PE 256MB
Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro
Nforce3 Motherboard

Cant remember the FPS but I beleave it was about 50fps - 70fps Anything over that should play games fine... The only game that slows down my system even now is Oblivion which still runs at 20fps with everything maxed out so a nice next gen GFX card should bring that up to about 50fps.
a b C Monitor
March 30, 2006 2:07:29 PM

See sig for specs. I had all settings to max except soft shadows @ 1280x1024. Average of 70fps and a max of 150 or so.
March 30, 2006 7:00:10 PM

Source: Newegg

ViewSonic VA902b Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor $253.98
Antec Sonata II Case $113.98
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 $73.81
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI $119.84
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT Socket 939 $296.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM $100.99
SAPPHIRE Radeon X850XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express $183.75
NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A $39.87
Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard Black PS/2 $16.97

Total - $1200.18

This includes shipping costs.

I'm about to order and build this computer for a friend. Decent mid-range computer. This would be more than sufficient to run FEAR at decent settings.

My system runs it at 1600 x 1200 with everything maxed out. i just built it and cost about $3000 (including case, cables, etc.).

Asus a8n32-sli deluxe
amd 64 x2 3800+ @ 2.2 w/ thermaltake bigwater se
sapphire 1900xt @ 650/750
creative x-fi fatal1ty
ocz ddr 400 platinum (2 x 1024)
WD raptor 74gb
viewsonic g220fb 21"
Logitech G7
March 30, 2006 7:11:33 PM

Why would anyone run a ATI card on a nForce4 SLI MOBO???!!!???
March 30, 2006 7:33:27 PM

i didn't buy the board for SLI capability. It was purchased for stability and overclocking capability. I've yet to find a motherboard that is as stable as the asus a8n series.
March 31, 2006 4:05:34 AM

AMD 4400+ X2
2 gigs corsair xms
EVGA Nforce 4 mobo
EVGA 7800 GT

Game was just a little bit choppy with everything set to MAX.
Bumped it down 1 notch and ran beautiful. Game is awesome
April 1, 2006 3:55:13 AM

I am using the below system and it runs great. I run it at nearly maxed 2xAA and 8x AF and it runs very smooth. I can run totally maxed but in some battles online with a lot of people and grenades in one room it tends to slow to 20fps so I backed it off to the above settings, I average 70-80fps. What ever system you decide to buy or build I would recommend the 7900GT, its tough to beat for the price.



AMD 3500+ Winchester
MSI K8N Neo Plat
2x1gig OCZ Platinum 2.2.3.5. 1T
BFG 7800GT OC 470/1150
74 gig raptor
April 3, 2006 1:32:52 PM

See Below.

I just had the game auto detect everything. The settings were all on high (one below the max) and it looked great. No lag or hiccups at all.
April 4, 2006 6:48:11 AM

Hey,

Just got a minute about to leave work. I play on a 24' LCD Samsung at 1920x1200, everything max for about 40-70 FPS.
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