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February 18, 2008 9:27:32 AM

Hey friends,

I have a PC with following configuration, I want to know that is it suitable for playing latest games,
What does it lacks, and what should I add to make it perfect for gaming.


CPU - C2D E4500
Intel DG31PR Mobo.
Transcend 800 MHZ, 2GB, one module.
160 GB Sata HDD
LG DVD writer
No graphics card, Just Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 onboard.

Will I be able to play, Battlefield-2, cod4? what should I add?


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February 18, 2008 10:25:17 AM

A video card.. and probably a PSU to power the video card (I assume it's prebuilt with like 300W?).
February 18, 2008 11:19:56 AM

>> I assume it's prebuilt with like 300W?
I dont know, I will have to check it.

>> A video card
Can you suggest me a video card?

What about other config? is tht fine?
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February 18, 2008 11:57:52 AM

What price range are you looking at?
February 18, 2008 3:27:57 PM

If it will fit in your case, and if you have nearly £300 to spend, i highly recommend a Radeon 3870X2, amazing card (basically two 3870s in crossfire in one card). Overclockers have several brands of them, mine is a HIS and works perfectly.
February 18, 2008 3:28:32 PM

I'd also say +1 for the 8800GT. You may need to look into another PSU though.
February 19, 2008 7:04:53 AM

Friends, Thanks for the response .
Will any one tell me, Shall I be able to play battlefield-2 with my current config?
February 19, 2008 12:27:59 PM

That graphics solution only scores about 500-800 in 3dMark06. Compare that to an 11-13k an 8800GT would net you.

A GPU upgrade would vastly increase your enjoyment of BF2 or any other game really.
February 19, 2008 2:37:03 PM

If BF2 has a demo, then give it a try and see if it's playable :) 
February 20, 2008 2:24:28 AM

Either wait and get one of the new cards next month, or if you rather wait for the new cards to drop in price you can get an 8800 GTS (G92) and that'll hold you for a while. That's what I did, haven't got to try it out yet though (my friend's gonna put it together tomorrow) but from what everyone says it's the best price/performance value out right now.