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gmot_ka
07-12-2005, 04:07 AM
Hi,

I'm thinking too buy a new PC. But I'm not sure if I should do it now or wait a bit longer. Maybe you can help me.

I'd like too see more action = biger formations. So far my old AMD 1800+ can handel about 30 planes (offline). My question is:
how many planes (a rouht average) can your PC handle and what is your system specification?

han freak solo
07-12-2005, 07:14 AM
That's about all my rig will handle. I always get advance warning whenever a group of aircraft spawn in a mission. My computer bogs down for a few moments, giving me ample warning to keep an eye out.

AMD2200+ (2Ghz)
NVidia FX5500 128MB Vid Card
1 GB RAM

My box is about 1 1/2 years old. In 2006, I will probably get another box. It won't be leading edge, I never can afford leading edge technology.

jurinko
07-12-2005, 07:21 AM
AMD64 3200+, 1G DDRAM, X800XL: I can smoothly play with >40 planes, flak and dozens od parachutes in the air.

Fox_3
07-12-2005, 07:35 AM
I get around 28 aircraft on the biggest maps.

AMD Athlon 1Ghz Processor
256 RAM
Nvidia TNT2 Mod 64 card

LEXX_Luthor
07-12-2005, 07:45 AM
What you can do is turn off the Parachute option, at least for the bigger bombers. That helps fps alot.

Antother thing that may possibly could might help large aircraft missionry is downsizing skins from 1024x1024 to 512x512. Keep original size skins for backup (you lose some detail when downsizing but the skins are 4 times smaller thus easing memory load).

I now have ATI~9800, AMD Semperon 3100+, and 1G ram is recommended. For a long time though, I solidiered on with 1700+ and ATI~9200.

WH_Phist
07-17-2005, 08:05 AM
Athlon XP 2600+ @ 333 FSB with a gig of ram and a 6800 GT video card.

This machine can hadle a 128 plane offline DF over open water. Use the UQMG to set it up though, takes a really long time in the FMB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fawx_082484a
07-17-2005, 08:20 AM
3.0Ghz
2 gigs of RAM
PCI - express 128mb DDR3

It starts having trouble at 145 planes

GT182
07-17-2005, 08:38 AM
Gmot_ka, do not buy a new pc.... build one. You'll have more than what you could possible get buying one, and it'll cost you less in the long run.

Bearcat99
07-17-2005, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by GT182:
Gmot_ka, do not buy a new pc.... build one. You'll have more than what you could possible get buying one, and it'll cost you less in the long run.

What he said.....

Belive me you will wind up with a better PC and the knowlege you will gain will be invaluable. It is t as hard as it seems and once you do you will NEVER buy another prebuilt PC again... plus once you build your own... then there is always the upgrade route... and upgrades mean more PCs.. and more PCs mean upgrades.... Need a PC for the wife? Upgrade yours and build hers around your old stuff... same for the kids... I have done that 4 times so far.... and when BoB comes out... someone in my hpouse will need a new PC.....

FritzGryphon
07-17-2005, 06:55 PM
For boxed machines, expect to pay $200-300 more for what the same parts would cost.

Plus, boxed machines generally use the cheapest, slowest components avalable. A homebuilt PC with the exact same specs will get far more performance.

And the kicker, homebuild PCs often have a better warranty. Components usually have a 3 year warranty, and are replaced with no questions asked. You do have to send the defective part back, but it's a small price to pay.

Buy a HP and it's 1 year, and the phone support isn't even free.

LEXX_Luthor
07-17-2005, 06:57 PM
Bear::
when BoB comes out... someone in my house will need a new PC.....
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

What Bear said.

Also, you can goto a local "screwdriver" shop and have them build you a computer. Just look around for the right shop. That's (kinda) how I got started -- a small local shop crewed by surfer dudes (one from my college class I knew). I offered a Deal, you know, a Deal deal (maybe they were Republicans), and they let me research, order some of my own parts (case and power supply for example) and come into their shop and build the computer in their back room. They helped me put it together, showed me alot of stuff. Of course I had done a lot of reading up before that so I was more than ready for this. My part of this Deal was NO WARRANTY (although they were they kind of guys who would answer Questions if I needed their help again). All their other customers could bring computers back within 6 months or a year (forgot) and get free repair work, but not me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif This I preferred because I knew as soon as I got home I would start Tinkering and so void any Warranty anyway. Turns out that even with my Tinkering I never needed that warranty anyway.

The thing is these guys were willing to share their experiences and talk alot. So they got my business. That's how I got started.

Xiolablu3
07-17-2005, 08:22 PM
Upgrade your graphics card. You dont say what you have already, but this is the best way to improve game performance.

Plus you can larn a bit about upgrading by putting it in yourself.

The 6600GT is a good choice , although rather than midrange card you could afford a real top end card if you go for the X800 Pro which is only about 30 more.

6600GT 128mb - around 120
X800 Pro 128mb - around 160

We got our X800 Pro 256mb off ebay for 165.

Your XP1800+ will be fine for a while until 64bit CPUs come down a bit in price. Wait around 6 months then upgrade your motherboard and cpu as prices will be much more reasonable for a 4000+ then.

gmot_ka
07-21-2005, 03:23 AM
Thank you boys.

So far I will propably stay with my old PC for some monthes. With one small kid you have too think twice before buying stuff. And I still have a lot of addon (RoH, Fall Blau..) wich my PC can handle.

Anyway, too build a PC by my sell seems interessting. At least I already upgraded my graphic card. So I have seen a PC from inside http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif But, what do I need, if I want to build a new PC?

FoolTrottel
07-22-2005, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by gmot_ka:
Thank you boys.
(...)A But, what do I need, if I want to build a new PC?

You will need some money. (As in: First thing is you need to set a budget-limit!)
You will need to determine what you want your new pc to be capable of ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif and for how long long you want it to be capable of doing that)

Then, you just post that information in the Community Help Forum (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=49310655), then sit back and relax ... it'll all come to you!

(Oh, and as none of the boys mentioned this, go post yer DxDiag Report (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/luckyboys_guide.htm#012) in that Community Help Forum, who knows there's something to improve on yer current rig!)

Have Fun!

-HH-Quazi
07-22-2005, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gmot_ka:
Thank you boys.
(...)A But, what do I need, if I want to build a new PC?

You will need some money. (As in: First thing is you need to set a budget-limit!)
You will need to determine what you want your new pc to be capable of ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif and for how long long you want it to be capable of doing that)

Then, you just post that information in the Community Help Forum (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=49310655), then sit back and relax ... it'll all come to you!

(Oh, and as none of the boys mentioned this, go post yer DxDiag Report (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/luckyboys_guide.htm#012) in that Community Help Forum, who knows there's something to improve on yer current rig!)

Have Fun! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Great idea FT. You will be surprised what you may be able to do to help your rig cope by posting your dxdiag in the Community Help Forum, no doubt.

Xiolablu3
07-22-2005, 06:39 PM
I wouldnt go straight into building your own PC if you have never even put in a new graphics card or memory.

You need to have quite a lot of knowledge of how a PC works.

Beofre I built my own I had done all the 'putting togther' of the individual bit before when upgrading.

The best thing you can do to learn about building your own PC is to upgrade the one you already have.

First upgrade the GFX card, then the memory, then Soundcard and maybe modem/get DSL. You will need a new PSU, this needs to be put in, and so on.

It would not be a good idea to just set out building your own PC if u have hardly had the side of the case off before m8.

Snow_Wolf_
07-22-2005, 07:17 PM
Tested up to 135 slots in a coop mission. average planes is about 48 planes in a coop like 8 groups of B-29 (In 3) ,12 different Japanese fighter that flyable and 2 Ki-46 and 12 Us Fighters