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Getting ready for starcraft 2!
Feb 19 2010, 4:58 pm
By: Super Duper  

Feb 19 2010, 4:58 pm Super Duper Post #1



# Operating system:Windows 2.5.1.2600 (SP 2)
# CPU type: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
# CPU Speed (GHz):3.085
# System memory (GB):1.992
# Graphics card model:Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
# Graphics card driver:ialmrnt5.dll
# Desktop resolution:1680x1050
# Hard disk size (GB):290.568
# Hard disk free space (GB):238.022

What needs upgrading for ultra graphics on sc2?



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Feb 19 2010, 5:01 pm Devourer Post #2

Hello

except for texture quality I have everything on Ultra, using NVIDEA GeForce 9600 GT.
(It was generated by SC2 itself, depending on the graphics-card the user has, therefore this probably will work for me)



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Feb 19 2010, 5:55 pm Super Duper Post #3



So are you saying that I should get this NVIDEA GeForce 9600 GT?



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Feb 19 2010, 6:08 pm CecilSunkure Post #4



If you actually have a slot for the card, then yes. I however, don't have a slot on my motherboard for graphics whatsoever.



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Feb 19 2010, 6:15 pm Devourer Post #5

Hello

Quote from name:Ciara
So are you saying that I should get this NVIDEA GeForce 9600 GT?
I cannot tell as I haven't seen the results ingame. Also, a better card would be even better (No! Really?^^) x) .



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Feb 19 2010, 11:06 pm Excalibur Post #6

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Designed Ciara a build. Here it is for anyone interested:

Case + PSU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.342485
CPU + Mobo combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.332519
GFX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Total cost after tax and ship: $818.00

It'll run SC @ max on just about any conceivable map, premium or otherwise.




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Feb 19 2010, 11:13 pm NudeRaider Post #7

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

I don't think the last 3 items are necessary. Just nice additions to your new computer... :omfg:




Feb 20 2010, 12:05 am Super Duper Post #8



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They are necessary.



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Feb 20 2010, 12:39 am Excalibur Post #9

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Yes, because a computer runs fine without RAM, HDD, or a drive to install the OS. :P (Yes I know of USB booting, ect.)




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Feb 20 2010, 2:58 am NudeRaider Post #10

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

As far as I can tell she is not without RAM, HDD, DVD...




Feb 20 2010, 2:59 am CaptainWill Post #11



Trust Ex - he knows his stuff.



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Feb 20 2010, 3:13 am Excalibur Post #12

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Quote from NudeRaider
As far as I can tell she is not without RAM, HDD, DVD...
She isn't upgrading, she's building new. All of her current components are too old to be useful in a new build.




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Feb 20 2010, 3:18 am MasterJohnny Post #13



Does she not have a dvd player? I think you can reuse hard drive and dvd drive.

Small side question: does starcraft2 have dx10 capabilities?



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Feb 20 2010, 3:27 am Excalibur Post #14

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Quote from MasterJohnny
Does she not have a dvd player? I think you can reuse hard drive and dvd drive.
I dislike IDE cables. Enough so that I'd sooner lose a testicle than use them ever again.

Quote from MasterJohnny
Small side question: does starcraft2 have dx10 capabilities?
I really hope so. I mean we are on DX11 now.




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Feb 20 2010, 5:37 am Centreri Post #15

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I have a 2.5Ghz quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3 and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. I think I can run SCII pretty well; do you expect a new graphics card (or anything else) to make a big difference?



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Feb 20 2010, 5:46 am Excalibur Post #16

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Quote from Centreri
I have a 2.5Ghz quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3 and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. I think I can run SCII pretty well; do you expect a new graphics card (or anything else) to make a big difference?
I'd think your quad would limit you about the same time as your GFX. Overclock and upgrade GPU, or just upgrade both. Then again, your resolution might not even warrant the upgrade.




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Feb 20 2010, 7:03 am DT_Battlekruser Post #17



To be honest, you're just fine with your current hardware.. I would only upgrade if you have money to burn.



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Feb 20 2010, 7:11 am Corbo Post #18

ALL PRAISE YOUR SUPREME LORD CORBO

I ran SC2 just fine in my hp lappy with intel chipset built in graphics a core 2 duo 1.74Ghz and 2.5GB RAM.
You people like to spend a lot of money.



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Feb 20 2010, 7:32 am CecilSunkure Post #19



Quote from Centreri
I have a 2.5Ghz quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3 and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. I think I can run SCII pretty well; do you expect a new graphics card (or anything else) to make a big difference?
Dude, you're not going to need anything extra. You're set Cent. I doubt much better would make much a difference in anything, except for things like loading times.



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Feb 20 2010, 10:12 am Devourer Post #20

Hello

Quote from name:Heidi Klum
I ran SC2 just fine in my hp lappy with intel chipset built in graphics a core 2 duo 1.74Ghz and 2.5GB RAM.
You people like to spend a lot of money.
You must be kidding, with 1.74GHz you won't get that far in SC2, I guess a "Golem" map will cause you to hang.



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