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Offline NightJay0044

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GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« on: 18 Apr 2011, 20:27:14 »
Hi, is this graphics card compatible with this one for playing ArmA2 OA and higher games?

Current Recommendation:
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260

My Spec:
1GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce 405

thanks you, any additional info would be helpful, I'm building a pc to fit modern or higher games.

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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #1 on: 19 Apr 2011, 09:05:39 »
That nVidia 405 is weird, didn't really find much info on it at all but it appears to be the crappiest on their line-up so wouldn't touch it if I was you..

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I'm building a pc to fit modern or higher games.
Well then you should go for either nVidia 500-series (usually the higher the number the better, both in model number and price) or AMD (ATI) 6900 series (again, usually the higher the number the better, both in model number and price).

However gaming PC is not just about the GPU, it's also about the motherboard, CPU and a bit about the memory too. And I guess you might also want to consider SSD hard drive (at least for the OS and the games to be installed on).

I'm not really en par with the current tech, it has been several years since I upgraded my PC and haven't really been following much of the stuff that has been going on because I don't need the info.
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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #2 on: 20 Apr 2011, 08:30:33 »
yea I agree, building it is more then the graphics. I know that if your powersuppy can't support the graphics card, then you'll have to upgrade that too. It's the whole computer almost. I pre-built an HP computer and it cost me around $700 with a high end GPU. I hope to get one soon, so I can go on some servers and play.  :clap:  :good:
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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr 2011, 10:32:22 »
Kinda doubt it's that high end, I mean a real high-end graphics card alone costs almost that 700$..  :scratch:
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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #4 on: 20 Apr 2011, 19:04:35 »
Well, it's high end to me anyways. I'm not spending $700-$1,000 on a card.  :no:.....If you wanted to get a computer w/good gpu. You'd probably have to spend at least $3k-$4K to experience no lag while playing huge games on Arma2. And who really spends that much on a pc?
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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #5 on: 22 Apr 2011, 16:42:24 »
You would be absolutely leveled by the amount of folks who invest into high end machines in the excess of 3k. When you get into latest technology and high performance gear is when you begin to sink your paycheck into the chipboard. To run that powerful gpu, you need plenty of space with lots of fans to cool it. With that you need a larger psu to power it. And since you're investing that much, you might as well max out your RAM slots, upgrade to water cooled and get the fastest HD on the market. And if you've done all that and skimped on the CPU and MOBO, then pity you, fool.

A great cpu alone , will cost you close to 1k.
If you don't cool it properly, it'll cost you that again within a year.
And if you allow it to overheat, it could ruin that lovely MOBO that its attached to.

Oh and let's not mention those fellahs who must have the most awesome headgear, keyboards and controllers on the market. These guys are the technological equivalent of gear heads. It's nothing for a car fanatic to sink a 100k into a coveted car. The same applies to hardcore gamers. More power to them I say.

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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #6 on: 24 Apr 2011, 05:52:41 »
Since you put it that way. Then it'd be well worth it to buy that kind of technology to run those hard core games. Of course even if you do all the things you said to a pc, MOBO, CPU etc, space, fans, you're still probably going to experience some LAG?? Wouldn't that be something, spend 3K on a PC and still get LAG.

I've noticed users testing their PC's by placing numerous units on the map with Arma2 and they still get LAG. My main thing with building a high end performance PC would be to play great multiplayer ArmA2 games with ACE and all that stuff. Have fun with other players and experience those huge missions without experiencing much LAG.

So lets see, CPU $1k, GPU $1K, your spending alone $1K on each component in your pc. Then not to mention, it goes out of date in like what, a week? So uhm, where is the good part for us gamers in high end performance PC's?
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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #7 on: 24 Apr 2011, 22:26:29 »
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Of course even if you do all the things you said to a pc, MOBO, CPU etc, space, fans, you're still probably going to experience some LAG??
Not if you've purchased the latest and greatest for an existing game. But since technology advances so quickly, new software may not perform as well on older (one week older than itself) hardware. For hard core gamers or programmers, its just a way of life and you learn to accept it. In fact, you learn to welcome the new technology because it removes some of the old bottlenecks.

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So uhm, where is the good part for us gamers in high end performance PC's?
Most folks don't compete on that level. Get a machine that plays the game you like well. Maintain that hardware and it will serve you well for years.

Don't forget that lag is also different in the multiplayer realm. Other factors are introduced into the circle when you hook up to a foreign server. Factors that are not induced by your machine but by the server quality and it's proximity to you.

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Re: GPU Compatibility Inquiry
« Reply #8 on: 28 Apr 2011, 14:53:12 »
Right now my PC (Laptop) specs are.

-Windows 7 OS
-Radeon HD 4200 Series
-AMD Athlon II P340 Dual-Core Processor
-500GB HD
-4GB Memory

So as you can see it's not that great for gaming. So I need an upgraded desktop with good gpu, better then the 4200 series Radeon I have.
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