Computer for AoC

How do I turn my PC on??
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Post by Vincent » Mon May 12, 2008 10:42 pm

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... &CatId=332

I have a Geforce 8500GT video card that fits into a PCI Express X16 slot.

will it work?
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Post by Chien » Tue May 13, 2008 10:55 am

I think you'd really be pushing it.

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Post by moui » Tue May 13, 2008 11:51 am

You'll want more RAM if you're gonna use that graphics card, but it should be perfectly fine. Tally was able to run the open beta on an 8400GS with 3GB of RAM very smoothly (2.66ghz Intel Core Duo CPU).

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Post by Chien » Tue May 13, 2008 1:44 pm

I was thinking lack of RAM and not sure how much juice that PSU would have to run the mobo, RAM, CPU and video card.

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Post by shimdic » Tue May 13, 2008 3:12 pm

Two random questions, sorry to change topics I didn't want to create a new thread.


1) How often are you suppose to turn off your PC? Or do you just keep it on 24/7?


2) How big is everybody's monitors? I didn't realize how expensive they were going to be! There's a $100 difference between a 19" and 22".

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Post by Chien » Tue May 13, 2008 4:56 pm

1. I leave mine on all the time, but I do [email protected] Not sure how often you need to shut it down, but you should from time to time I would think.

2. I have a 22" that I found on newegg for 200.

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Post by moui » Tue May 13, 2008 6:20 pm

turn if off when you aren't using it, imo

19" monitor I think.. maybe 21"? can't find my tape measure.

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Post by Albedo » Tue May 13, 2008 6:38 pm

1. turn it off imotbh. I turn mine on when I get home from work, off when I go to bed.

2. Mine's 24" Widescreen I think. 19" or 22" would be fine, though, Jeff. Whatever you can reasonably afford. :) I had a 19" up until I got this one for a really good price. That's the only reason I got it.
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Post by bluexy » Tue May 13, 2008 9:51 pm

I have mine on 100% of the time, but you've got to make sure you've got proper ventilation or things could fry. I'm always torrenting one thing or another, so night time is prime bandwidth time.

I have a 22 and a 19, dual monitor style, and I can't imagine living without both of them anymore. Maybe someday I'll upgrade to two widescreen, but it's not too much of a big deal.

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Post by Nokturnal » Tue May 13, 2008 11:31 pm

I never turn my computer off unless my room gets really hot.

I have a 19" widescreen.

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Post by Xelissa » Thu May 15, 2008 4:22 pm

Like Terry, I usually turn my computer on when I get home from school as soon as I need to use it, and off at bed.

I THINK my new widescreen is 19"? It might be 21", though, but I don't think so. I think the size is perfect. If screens are way too big, I feel like my face is smashed up against the screen.

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Post by Xelissa » Thu May 15, 2008 4:23 pm

Oh, and to get this back on topic, when I was buying my computer, mompas told me I should pay a lot of attention to what kind of processor I was getting (he recommended intel core duo), and what chipset the mobo had. I know absolutely nothing about chipsets. You should ask him when he thinks of the mobo of the comp you're thinking about getting - if it's worth it.

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Post by clok1966 » Mon May 19, 2008 2:55 pm

new guy so maybe shouldnt say anything.

that PC at Tiger Direct, nothing outright wrong, but yes, more memory, and yes the PSU is the WEAK spot. its most likley the cheapest one availble. it may work awhile (or may forever) and it may not and in a really bad case it may kill parts. I'm not one for $200+ PSU but you can get some OK ones for about $70ish. As for AMD i was a AMD only for last few years, but the fact is Intel is just better ATM. The AMD would be just fine, but your Upgrade path is non-exsistant. You are stuck with that. I do understand money can be an issue when building a new PC and sometimes you gotta go with what works.

I would recomend the foloowing, of course there is much better but with the list below you have upgrade path (CPU wise) and have a Hella fast system for almost the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128059 $110- MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115052 $133- CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231098 $45 -memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153052 $55 PSU


thats $343 (sorry you still need a case and Video Card) not to much more and you can Overclock that CPU to 3.5Mhz pretty much for sure. And if you dont Overclock its still a great price point for performance.
then if you want to add a CHEAP but pretty dang good Video card.

http://fxvideocards.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-8 ... 16285.html $99

its not the best card but for the Price it will play pretty much any game nowdays.


As for leaving the PC on all the time, no negative excpet the nomral. Wear and tear.. but that would only be Fans and HD's most HD's have 5 year warrenties, and well fans.. they are spose to last basicly forever too (if you believe the stats the manufactures give). Mine runs 24/7 I have NEVER lost a HD, but have lost a few fans in the last 10+ years. Thouhg i tend to upgrade about 1X a year, many parts stay but many are replaced, moved to other machines etc. The one real nagative to running one 24/7 is Cost. My current machine costs about $18+ a month to run (by Killawatt). I do think a reboot once every few weeks is nice, but I dont think i have rebooted mine in maybe 2-3 months now.

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Post by Shyn » Tue May 20, 2008 3:31 pm

Ill have to get a new machine before I can even play AoC with you guys.
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Post by Vincent » Tue May 20, 2008 4:45 pm

Thanks clok I looked right over that cpu.

Now I'm wondering whats the be difference between these two motherboards?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128059
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128079
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