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Build or Upgrade PC for Arma2 DayZ

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June 12, 2013 10:34:11 AM

Hi - as the title suggests I want to build a new PC or upgrade my current tower unit to play DayZ on Medium/high settings without lag anywhere.

I have a budget of up to £500 max.

Here is my current spec and I really appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,
Dave

<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : HP 08B8h

> Chipset : Intel E7525

> 2 x Processor : Intel Xeon @ 3400 MHz

> Physical Memory : 8192 MB (4 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )

> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

> Hard Disk : HITACHI HDS725050KLA360 ATA Device (500GB)

> DVD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON DVD SOHD-16P9S

> Network Card : Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe

> Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

> DirectX : Version 11.00

June 12, 2013 10:42:53 AM

Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max
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June 12, 2013 10:50:52 AM

hybird9012 said:
Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


Thanks :)  What about my current RAM etc?

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June 12, 2013 11:14:24 AM

cleveden8 said:
hybird9012 said:
Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


Thanks :)  What about my current RAM etc?



You'll need new ram and a motherboard as the latest DRAM standard is DDR3, you have DDR2. You can get a $60-$80 cheap motherboard and about $50 for RAM.

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 ($79) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark 8GB ($47) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 12, 2013 11:23:54 AM

hybird9012 said:
cleveden8 said:
hybird9012 said:
Get at least an AMD 7950 or Nvidia 670/770. If you're looking to save money with very good performance, go the AMD route. You can get an 8-core for $199 or a 6-core for $149.

If I have time I'll provide you with a system build for your £500 max


Thanks :)  What about my current RAM etc?



You'll need new ram and a motherboard as the latest DRAM standard is DDR3, you have DDR2. You can get a $60-$80 cheap motherboard and about $50 for RAM.

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 ($79) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark 8GB ($47) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks Hybird - looking at your signature.. do you play DayZ with relatively no lag in Arma2 / DayZ?

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