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    Comp Specs?

    my family is getting a new computer, and i want to know what should be the "normal" specs for UT04? i mean ones that i can actully play outdoor maps without lag.

    we want the comp to be under $700 though, so nothing fancy...



    P.S. if im playing a game, will more ram, or a better video card make it run smoother?

    #2
    p4 2.4 ghz
    512 ram
    geforce fx 5700 LE


    since you said its kinda low budget, that is my suggestion for the gaming parts.

    edit: more ram and a better video card will make it run smoother. expecially the video card.

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      Re: Comp Specs?

      Originally posted by Jagnot
      my family is getting a new computer, and i want to know what should be the "normal" specs for UT04? i mean ones that i can actully play outdoor maps without lag.

      we want the comp to be under $700 though, so nothing fancy...



      P.S. if im playing a game, will more ram, or a better video card make it run smoother?
      Ive got a computer im selling for $500
      It will run UT2004 Holy ****!!! at 1024X768

      AMD 3200+
      1 gig DDR 400
      GeForce 5600 128mb

      You should be able to find something close to this for $700

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        #4
        No no, for $700 you can get alot. I can set you up with all the specs on Neweggs if you want. I can get you a AMD 64 bit processor, geforce 6600XT PCI-X card (better than radeon 9800), 1 gig ram, and some other nice stuff.

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          #5
          Definitely stay away from the Pentium4 for UT2004, the Athlon64 is cheap now (3200+ for under $200 @ Newegg) and ALOT faster for this particular game. You can put together an A64 system for ~$700 easy if you shop the right items.

          http://www.newegg.com/

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            #6
            http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums...hreadid=457397


            have a good read. my thread is a couple of months old, so you can probably get slightly better deals.

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              #7
              If you want to play at 1024x768 resolution I'd say you can get by very well with a used ATI 9700 Pro video card. Those are going for 50 or 60 bucks on Ebay.

              I had one, and it was great. Only got rid of it because, well, I have to buy stuff sometimes.

              CPU and motherboard is mainly what you should spend money on I think. And memory. And get a nice power supply.

              If you're replacing an old computer take as much stuff off that as you can.

              Look around your area and see if you can get cheap used stuff anywhere. God knows enough people have it laying around. See if you can get a used 19" monitor with a trinitron type screen that will do 1024x768 @ 85 and has a .25 dot pitch at least, if you don't already have a good monitor. There's usually something like that on sale around here for 125 bucks or so.

              There's some places on the internet that deal in used stuff also. Haven't bought a lot from them, but they're there. These guys for example: http://www.softwareandstuff.com

              I wouldn't buy a mb from them but I see they do have a 21 in trinitron monitor for about 120 bucks. Plus shipping. I'd rather buy something like that locally on the whole. They'll sell you a flag for six bucks. Well look around.

              It would be good to try and get some kind of AMD64 setup. If it just costs too much, something like the computer I'm still using now works fine:

              motherboard:
              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131455

              cpu:
              http://www.pricewatch.com/prc.aspx?i=3&a=5523

              memory:
              http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145522

              the memory's pretty expensive... you can go a lot cheaper, as you
              can see here

              http://www.pricewatch.com/prc.aspx?i=33&a=5025

              I think it's good to get fast memory, but if you look around there may well be some cheaper stuff that will work as well.

              Go as cheap as you can on everthing else I think. All that little stuff adds up. Get all used floppy, keyboard, mouse, cdrom (or writer) if you can. Get a used sound card or a thirty dollar oem sblive 5.1 or use onboard sound. Get whatever hard drive is cheapest for the capacity (but not an IBM deskstar). Newegg usually has some kind of cheap case for 20 bucks or so, but put a decent power supply in it. Don't put funky lights in the case. Drape a string of old christmas tree lights over it if you must. Attach whatever promotional stickers come with your purchases to the front and you're ready to go.

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                #8
                Like they said, just hit up newegg, it rocks.

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