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Sufficent computer for unreal 3

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by recycledsoul, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. recycledsoul

    recycledsoul New Member

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    Hello,
    I liked UT 1 alot, and now i want to build a computer for playing ut2004 and UT 3. Can you please recommend a good computer (specs) for getting good frame rates on relatively high settings? i want to make maps also.
    what i am thinking is:
    2.6 - 3.6 ghz processor
    512- 1gb gddr video card
    2+gb ddr ram
    motherboard
    small hard drive (80-200gb)
    i would like to keep it around $200 if possible. i have seen some options on craigslist of used computers that look similar to this.
    if anyone knows another site to buy computers, i would be intrested
    thanks
    im grateful for any suggestions
    thanks
     
  2. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    try these, my minimum recommended specs for playing UT3 online;
    minimum CPU Intel core i5-2500 or AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black
    minimum ram 4Gb DDR3 1600
    minimum video card is GTX560 or HD6870
    minimum mouse, MX518 and set it up correctly
     
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  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a pretty high minimum video card there. You could easily run UT3 just fine on these specs:

    Dual core Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon x2 (not the old ones, the ones based on the Phenom cores)
    4gb RAM (this is the biggest help here)
    Any GTX line nvidia card over 50 (260, 460, 560) or Radeon HD 47xx or higher or 57xx or higher

    You should be able to find parts for the above mentioned for around $200-$300.
     
  4. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    You only need the better hardware to play online multiplayer.
     
  5. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Where are you getting this evidence? my 8800gt was more than sufficient for 1080p gameplay with no drops below 60.
     
  6. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    The biggest thing, as with all Unreal Engine games, is the CPU and RAM.
     
  7. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    Not with UT3. I had a pretty nice CPU with a lot of RAM on my old laptop (before it was taken away from me) but it had an intel built-in graphics card and just because of that, performance was majorly bottlenecked. I had to run it with the absolute worst graphics to get a smooth frame rate.
     
  8. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    ROFL, don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about. That just makes you look like an idiot. :lol:
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    That's because Intel GMA is the worst POS card in existence.

    I said "the most important thing" not "the only important thing". Of course you're going to need at least an nvidia 8800* card to play the game decently, but it will play like crap on an Athlon x2 4200+ with 2gb RAM and an 8800GTS 320mb. I know because I had one. Once I moved to a q6600 with 2gb of RAM it ran way better, and when I went to 4gb of RAM it runs buttery smooth. Of course, now I have a Radeon HD5770 and it runs like silk.
     
  10. Arnox

    Arnox UT99/2004 Mod Crazy

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    No arguments there.
     
  11. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    If you want to play well online against high rated and highly skilled players in a competitive match, you need hardware that is faster than you, the player. Using hardware that is slower than you the player, places you at a disadvantage. When the hardware is faster, you do not have that holding you back.

    Now if your slow to begin with, all the hardware in the world will not help you. But at least it will not leave you at a disadvantage.

    Everyone is of course free to play online and test things out. If you upgrade your hardware, you may find your ratio improving as well as your movement ability and speed.
     

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