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Doom 3 Screen Captures

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:06 pm

Here are a couple screen shots from my gaming thus far. All shots are taken at 1024x768 with no AA or AF enabled. The card is a 9800Pro 256mb/256-bit card... and yes it stutters a bunch at these settings on an Intel 3.8EE w/ 2gb Corsiar XMS memory.

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Postby Flux » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:38 am

Post some more... This is the only way I will be able to experience this game. *Sigh* I will never get a new computer.

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Postby infinitevalence » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:23 am

you can build a computer that will play doom3 for around $500. sell what you have, including your baseball cards (thanks for the suggestion capper) and build a new system.
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Postby Flux » Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:12 pm

So what would be an intel solution for only $500 to be able to meet Doom3's suggested requirements?

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Postby infinitevalence » Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:24 pm

Well i dont think you could make an intel for that price, i was thinking AMD with an NF2 mobo. if you want i can put a system together and price it out.
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Postby Flux » Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:55 pm

If you would like to take the time and do that, that would be great.
I prefer Intel, howver, I have an open mind.

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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:05 pm

I got a brand new retail boxed Barton 2500+ for $80 that will do the job of the CPU just fine. It's a pre-lock chip. I had 6 of them at one time and all did over 2.2GHz on air... grab the chip an nForce2 Ultra 400Gb chipset motherboard... 2 x 512mb sticks of name brand value memory than can run CL2.5 and then stick in an Nvidia 5900XT card...

I'm not sure what you are running now... but keep your old optical drive, floppy, hard drive (format it), and case/PSU (if it's 300W+)

Can be done for under $500

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Postby LVCapo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:13 pm

AMD 35 Watt Mobile Athlon XP 2400+.......................................$86

ASRock "K7S41GX" SiS741GX Chipset Motherboard .................$48

Kingston HyperX Dual Kits 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-2700.......$123
(runs at 2-2-2-5)

PowerColor Radeon 9600XT 128 MB Video Card.......................$131

POWMAX Mid Tower ATX Case with 400W Power Supply..........$25

Thermalright "SLK900A" Copper Heatsink for AMD....................$42

SAMSUNG 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive..................................$58

Lite-On Black 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive.......................................$27
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$540
It aint' $500, but it ain't a bad system either
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Postby infinitevalence » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:23 pm

Case: Linkworld beige $14
PSU: Forton 300w $16
Mobo: Shuttle AN35N-Ultra $56
CPU: AMD 2500 $87
RAM: Kingstion 512mb $92
Vid: PowerColor 9600xt $131
CD: Aopen DVD/CDRW $40
HD: Seagate 80gb 7200rpm $65

Total: $499

If you have a case, power supply, hd, and cd-rw then you can save even more and get a faster graphics card or faster cpu. if you give me an idea of what you have i can mix and match parts. This will also out preform a low end intel system that costs about $100 more.
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Postby LVCapo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:26 pm

wouldn't you use the 35W 2400+? It O/Cs the same and runs a bit cooler.
I'd either spend $27 on the Lite On 52X, or $45 on the Lite On 52X,16X dual

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Postby infinitevalence » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:28 pm

Im not sure he wants to or is into overclocking thats why i shy away from the xp-m, and i think there is no good reason to get a cdrw unless it also plays dvds but then thats me. Also the Aopen should be a solid drive and comes with three color of face plate so you can match, gray, black, beige.
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Postby LVCapo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:31 pm

The Lite On is a dually. It does R/RW CD at 52X, and does DVD at 16X. Thats the $45 version though. If he is just looking for something to play games, the DVD player doesn't matter, or can be added later.
As to O/Cing the chip, it doesn't take alot, uses much less power, and runs cooler.

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Postby Flux » Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:50 pm

Thanks for all the searching...Back to Doom3
How is the multiplay?

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Postby Illuminati » Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:19 pm

Fire up the QuakeCon rig and post some SS's from the 6800 as a comparison. :)
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Computer finally ordered

Postby Flux » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:35 am

I finally conviced the wife to get "us" a new computer....Thanks for all the suggestions. Here is what I got:
1.) Refurb Saffire ATI 9700 Radeon Pro 128MB TV/DVI 8X...$157
2.) 1 GB(2x512) PC-3200 CAS 2.5 Corsair Value Select.......$169
3.) West. Dig. 120BG SATA................................................$95
4.) Epox 8RDA3+ nForce 400 Ultra Socket A........................$75
5.) Barton 2500+ from Nate................................................$80
6.) Aspire X-Alien ATXA1AW-BK 420w Power supply..............$77

I have a liteon CD-RW and DVD-ROM, Floppy and an extra hdd.
Looks like I am finally upgrading somewhat.
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Postby infinitevalence » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:33 pm

Not a bad buy, good choice on the 9700 pro, i would have gone with the shuttle mobo rather than the epox as it has slightly better overclocking and is less expenseive but the 8RDA3+ does have some nice features. All and all not bad for a ~650.
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