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# 1 Will this PC Play the game.
08-28-2010, 11:49 PM
Hi, I think this is the right place to post this lol, sorry if it's not. I am buying a new PC soon ( Hopefully) And I am not to sure on tech specs if you know what I am saying lol Anyhoo Would this PC play the game ?

http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-X-...64450&sr=1-318


Also it says that there is no O/S included. Does this mean I will need to buy one like windows 7 ?


Thanks for your time!
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# 2
08-29-2010, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Andyjack7 View Post
Hi, I think this is the right place to post this lol, sorry if it's not. I am buying a new PC soon ( Hopefully) And I am not to sure on tech specs if you know what I am saying lol Anyhoo Would this PC play the game ?

http://www.amazon.com/CybertronPC-X-...64450&sr=1-318


Also it says that there is no O/S included. Does this mean I will need to buy one like windows 7 ?


Thanks for your time!
IMHO the HD4350 graphics card is a little underpowered for STO but will still wok with STO most likely on the lower grapics settings. you should realisticaly be looking at a 4870 at least but preferably something in the 5xxx series would be far better. the CPU is also a little on the under powered side but again is ok for STO

and being as there is no OS included you will need to purchase windows XP\Vista\or Windows 7. your best choices would be XP or W7 3gb is enough ram with W7 but you would be better off with more
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# 3
08-29-2010, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Diamondillium
IMHO the HD4350 graphics card is a little underpowered for STO but will still wok with STO most likely on the lower grapics settings. you should realisticaly be looking at a 4870 at least but preferably something in the 5xxx series would be far better. the CPU is also a little on the under powered side but again is ok for STO

and being as there is no OS included you will need to purchase windows XP\Vista\or Windows 7. your best choices would be XP or W7 3gb is enough ram with W7 but you would be better off with more
Thanks so much for the info. That is odd, they claim it can run crysis, okay thanks so much!
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# 4
08-29-2010, 11:56 AM
A 4x50 is fine. In fact, any xx50 later than the X1800 series is fine.
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# 5
08-29-2010, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Andyjack7 View Post
Thanks so much for the info. That is odd, they claim it can run crysis, okay thanks so much!
thats marketing. I can run Crysis on a Mac Mini under Wine... it runs, so I could tell everyone it runs.... though I left out it runs at the lowest settings so bad its barely playable.
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# 6
08-30-2010, 02:20 PM
Here's a simple list of what to look for in a graphic card for.

Non Gaming Graphic Cards:
ATI HD 3200 3500, 4200 - 4500, 5200-5500 series cards.
Nvidia Geforce G 100, G 120, G 210, 6000 6500 GT/GS, 7000 - 7500 GT/GS, 8000 - 8500 GT/GS, 9000-9550 GT/GS series cards.
Anything with Intel graphics.
Though STO could play on this chips the game play would be poor to very poor.

Graphic Gaming cards:
Entry level:
ATI Radeon HD 4650, 4670 and 5670 cards only needs a 400 W PSU.
Nvidia Geforce GT 240 needs a 350 W PSU
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT needs a 400 W PSU.
All four of these cards usually do not need a PCIE cable. Always check the box for system requirements.
STO Gaming level Medium. Price ranges on these cards are under $100.00. The ATI's usually a better choice here on a price/performance.

Mid Level:**
ATI Radeon HD 4850,4890, 5750*, 5770*
Nvidia 9800 GT, 9800 GTX, GTS 250,
Needs a 450 to 500 W PSU with one 6-pin PCIE cable. Always check the box for system requirements.

Nvidia GTX 460* needs a 450 to 500 W PSU with Two 6-pin PCIE cables. Always check the box for system requirements. Best $200.00 price card on the market.
STO Gaming level High. Price Range: $100-230.00.

High End:
ATI Radeon HD 5850*, 5870*, 5970*.
Nvidia GTX 260, 275, 295, 465*, 470*, 480*
Needs a 550 to 750 W PSU with two 6-pin or one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIE cables. Always check the box for system requirements.
STO Gaming level Very High. Price Range: $250.00-600.00.
The ATI's usually a better choice here on a price/performance.

*Supports the new Microsoft Direct X 11. This feature is nice to have for future games but not used by STO.

Never get Intel Graphic

STO has a lot of eye candy. The Mid level** cards will let you enjoy them.
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# 7
08-31-2010, 03:50 PM
Let me put it to you this way, I play at work with this system:

ASUS M2N68-VM AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor
Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel
Athena Power AP-MP4ATX40 400W

Notice no video card...that's cause it's onboard...and it runs fine.

P.S. My cruiser looks just like it turns...a brick soaked in peanut butter
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