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Vincent Price
02-04-2009, 00:37
Since i have been waiting so long, my wife has agreed that when DF launches I may buy a new PC. My current PC hasn't been cool since about 2003,which I'm sure is one reason I wasn't invited into beta.So..........I was hoping some of the gear junkies on here could help me design a badass PC that would be able to handle anything DF could throw at it. Should I build it myself or should I go with an HP or dell? Does anyone know what the system requirements will be yet? I'm going to try to keep this under a grand. I appreciate everyone's input.

Glenn1990
02-04-2009, 00:38
http://forums.darkfallonline.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13

Konox
02-04-2009, 00:45
I have had many HP computer thrue my years of gaming and All of them seem to crash...i have had 1 Dell comp now and it works perfectly...so i can only recomend Dell

www.dell.com

Good luck.

Vincent Price
02-04-2009, 00:55
http://forums.darkfallonline.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13

Sorry , but I don't see how DF system requirements and hardware configurations are off topic.

JACN85
02-04-2009, 00:56
All those who phailed and made a computer for AoC will be glad to know that the computer is perfect for DFO as well.

entrailsgalore
02-04-2009, 01:00
What is a "custom" PC? I just build PC's.. Sorry about your wife bro, she only let you build one until now, that sucks.

celove27
02-04-2009, 01:02
What is your price range? I built a sick-ass comp for $900 and would be glad to give you the specs.

ranvier
02-04-2009, 01:04
What is your price range?

^^^


This is pure speculation, but based on the screen shots and videos we've seen, I think we can trust Av when they say it will run on an older computer.

So I'd say you don't have to go too crazy to build one that runs DF well. By the sound of things, though, it might be a while before you will be able to build another so you may want to go big or go home anyway.

If I were to build a new one right now, I'd go with the following. I do play lots of other games, mind you:
Intel Core i7 930 2.93 GHz Processor
6GB Crucial DDR3 Memory
Decent Motherboard (I recommend ASUS) >= $175 US
nVidia GTX 285 Graphics Card
Decent Power supply, at least 600W and >= $150 US
A large case so theres ample room for the big video card, with lots and lots of cooling capacity.

For the hard drive, I'd recommend a Western Digital Black series, my 1TB is awesome. If you want to go all out, a WD Velociraptor is the fastest out there and even gives solid state disks a run for their money. Maybe others have had different experiences but I have yet to have a WD hard drive die on me.

I've tried running 2 video cards (two 8800GT's in SLi) but wasn't super impressed with it. In the future I'm going to stick with one very high end card.

gumberculese
02-04-2009, 01:05
http://gizmodo.com/395418/voodoo-omen-gaming-desktop-is-most-beautiful-ever-only-6500+20000

JRock589
02-04-2009, 01:10
Since i have been waiting so long, my wife has agreed that when DF launches I may buy a new PC. My current PC hasn't been cool since about 2003,which I'm sure is one reason I wasn't invited into beta.So..........I was hoping some of the gear junkies on here could help me design a badass PC that would be able to handle anything DF could throw at it. Should I build it myself or should I go with an HP or dell? Does anyone know what the system requirements will be yet? I'm going to try to keep this under a grand. I appreciate everyone's input.

If it's JUST for darkfall and basic operations any computer with a decent graphics card would do.

However if your considering doing other gaming as well, and maybe some other heavy tasks, I would stay away from Clones like Dells and HP's.
Go down to your local home owned Comp Shop and get somebody down there to help you build a system, with good upgrade capabilities for future use.

Plus, your pretty much guaranteed to get better customer service and technical support from a local shop then any big money giant corporation bunch of buttholes.

Anagram11
02-04-2009, 01:11
I have had many HP computer thrue my years of gaming and All of them seem to crash...i have had 1 Dell comp now and it works perfectly...so i can only recomend Dell

www.dell.com

Good luck.

Dell? dell sucks unbelievably... They are slow and they are crap. That is the summary.

JACN85
02-04-2009, 01:13
Dell? dell sucks unbelievably... They are slow and they are crap. That is the summary.

Custom built is usually better, yes.

Civil
02-04-2009, 01:15
I must admit, Darkfall is not going to be that much of a

'Graphic consuming game'

Nor high processor use.


So virtually spending 500 pound custom building a computer should put you straight to run it on full.

I built my computer off

ww.scan.co.uk

-Civil

Homeless Jimmy
02-04-2009, 01:18
if you end up building or having anything built for you (prebuilt is teh ghey) you'll have to be very careful of compatibilty, i learned a few things the hard way with that regard heh

KoVexPulThul
02-04-2009, 01:25
I must admit, Darkfall is not going to be that much of a

'Graphic consuming game'

Nor high processor use.


So virtually spending 500 pound custom building a computer should put you straight to run it on full.

I built my computer off

ww.scan.co.uk

-Civil
you kind of got raped for buying tech parts in the UK since you'll always be paying 20-30% extra after the currency exchange prices

entrailsgalore
02-04-2009, 02:16
Dell? dell sucks unbelievably... They are slow and they are crap. That is the summary. Have you ever seen an XPS or Alienware? They aren't slow. They are just proprietary and in most cases a little over priced, but they are as fast as anything you could build. Are they BETTER? I wouldsay no. But not slow at all.

Homeless Jimmy
02-04-2009, 02:18
alienware are way overpriced but they are specifically gaming machines so you know they gonna be good; i always prefer to build my PCs just because i get alot more bang for my buck (or at least, the same amount of bang for less buck hehe)

Eshwulf
02-04-2009, 03:11
alienware are way overpriced but they are specifically gaming machines so you know they gonna be good; i always prefer to build my PCs just because i get alot more bang for my buck (or at least, the same amount of bang for less buck hehe)

QFT.

I spent 300 bucks on a machine that runs every MMO out there with no problems. I challenge anyone to find a prebuilt computer that can do anything other than web surfing and word processing.

Skizophrenic
02-04-2009, 03:18
Intel Core i7 930 2.93 GHz Processor
6GB Crucial DDR3 Memory
Decent Motherboard (I recommend ASUS) >= $175 US
nVidia GTX 285 Graphics Card
Decent Power supply, at least 600W and >= $150 US

NOT under a grand.

Anyways, check this out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227123

P.S. NEWEGG OWNS!

xdrakiox
02-04-2009, 03:24
http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=224#header

Thundertrod
02-04-2009, 03:26
If you want a lot of bang for the buck check out these guys. I meet them ar e 4 all in 2007 there sistom was veary good. http://www.uberclok.com/

XeroTheory
02-04-2009, 03:27
Quad core is the best man ;0

DeathPenalty
02-04-2009, 03:32
http://ihatekaty.com/?id=1669820#6dzz5z54fsdq7ez78z8d

flank11
02-04-2009, 03:35
http://h20435.www2.hp.com/

That. You want a computer...get that.

Harsk
02-04-2009, 03:39
Alienware is bad.

You are better off with newegg if you really want a game rig. You are talking thousands less for the same hardware.

I learned my lesson the hard way, within 6 months of a new area 51 rig I had to replace the mobo, asus... now, 4 years later (and 3 asus p4 mobos) the only original parts left in that rig are the HD the processor and the case. I use it for mad experiments now and even that pos will run DF full :sly:

Vincent Price
02-04-2009, 04:57
Thanks for all the info. Looks like I'm going to build my own. Those new egg links helped alot. Now dual core or quad core.................?

Homeless Jimmy
02-04-2009, 04:59
apparently it will run on a p3 according to that 2001 interview hehe

Kruell
02-04-2009, 05:08
Dunno if its compatible with quad-core. Don't remember reading that anywhere. But if it is thats what I would go with as it is going to be the norm real soon anyway.

BeatlessHeart
02-04-2009, 05:23
if u dont mind shoppin over the internet http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ is a pretty good site considering price and such... check it out u can even build ur own with ur own specs

Brainfreeze
02-04-2009, 05:25
Moved to OT.

Sethorin
02-04-2009, 07:35
I am going to link everthing from newegg.com

Assuming you have a monitor, this is what my tower would be made of for around $1000.00USD

Case $109.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&Tpk=Antec%20900 Will provide plenty of cooling for this build.

Processor $194.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 Solid, quad-core

Motherboard $214.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024 Some have problems with it, most don't. Most any product has some bad ones in a batch.

Memory $66.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

Hard Drive $99.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136033 Proven, solid hard drive.

Graphics Processor $154.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339 Got to love EVGA's step-up program if you get some extra cash within the time limit.

Power Supply $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371010 Antec is useually solid and reliable.

Disc Drive $27.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173 Solid

This brings the total to $979.92, this is NOT including the OS.

Operating System - $99.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 If you like Vista, I don't.

$89.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511 This is only 32bit so it wont utilize the full potential of this build, but lots of people have problems with the 64bit XP Pro.

Here is a cpu fan/heatsink for the processor since Intel's ALWAYS suck.
$36.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 May be a little tricky to install but WELL worth it.

And finally, thermal compound. The compound that comes with cpu's is never good enough.
$5.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007 A DAB will do ya!

Add the cpu cooler and the compound to the price and you are at
$1022.99 , add the OS if you dont have one you can use and you are at $1122.99. Read the reviews on the products, some of them are very informative.

I know this is a little over the $1000.00 price but you are looking at a system that will crush Darkfall and play any other game on the market at medium settings at least (and still maintain high FPS). Plus there is room for upgrading without having to build a whole new computer.

Hope this helps you some.

AngusFinch
02-04-2009, 07:49
Go down to your local home owned Comp Shop and get somebody down there to help you build a system, with good upgrade capabilities for future use.

Plus, your pretty much guaranteed to get better customer service and technical support from a local shop then any big money giant corporation bunch of buttholes.

I wouldn't try that anywhere in the American Midwest, though...

I'm starting to get wary of the notion that building your own is so much cheaper. Remembering time lost, the chance of parts being damaged by a novice.. I'm sure its a rewarding process, on a personal level, if you can pull it off. But you can get the same setup as the guy above me from Dell for the same price or less.

My friend just bought a new dell, principally the same specs, for $900. Quad-core Intel, high end ATI, XP home professional, 6gb ram, not exactly sure of all the specs... Personally, I'm thinking of buying an XPS from them.

entrailsgalore
02-04-2009, 09:03
I wouldn't try that anywhere in the American Midwest, though...

I'm starting to get wary of the notion that building your own is so much cheaper. Remembering time lost, the chance of parts being damaged by a novice.. I'm sure its a rewarding process, on a personal level, if you can pull it off. But you can get the same setup as the guy above me from Dell for the same price or less.

My friend just bought a new dell, principally the same specs, for $900. Quad-core Intel, high end ATI, XP home professional, 6gb ram, not exactly sure of all the specs... Personally, I'm thinking of buying an XPS from them. Yeah XPS systems are still fast. It's not like dell uses P2's in their system or something. They are throwing in I7's, Phenom IIs, just like everyone else. The only thing I don't like is their boards. But I think it is the notion that why let other people do what you can do your self.

entrailsgalore
02-04-2009, 09:06
Alienware is bad.

Bad? Really? Last time I checked they use Intel Core i7's with their own radiator CPU cooling system. I didn't that is bad.....Overpriced? Insanely. But bad? No. Do a google search on Alienware Breed system benchmarks. Then tell me they are bad machines.

Spineless_DoO
02-04-2009, 12:10
Since i have been waiting so long, my wife has agreed that when DF launches I may buy a new PC. My current PC hasn't been cool since about 2003,which I'm sure is one reason I wasn't invited into beta.So..........I was hoping some of the gear junkies on here could help me design a badass PC that would be able to handle anything DF could throw at it. Should I build it myself or should I go with an HP or dell? Does anyone know what the system requirements will be yet? I'm going to try to keep this under a grand. I appreciate everyone's input.

Build your own. HP sucks hairy balls and so does Dell for desktops. I buy power if you have to build it online.

What display are you using. We can put a build together for you to game on but the most critical part is the display. Second is your budget.

chaOxz
02-04-2009, 12:14
Go for building your own.
I build my own and is cheaper and way better than almost HP and Dell in the market

Sethorin
02-04-2009, 22:30
I wouldn't try that anywhere in the American Midwest, though...

I'm starting to get wary of the notion that building your own is so much cheaper. Remembering time lost, the chance of parts being damaged by a novice.. I'm sure its a rewarding process, on a personal level, if you can pull it off. But you can get the same setup as the guy above me from Dell for the same price or less.

My friend just bought a new dell, principally the same specs, for $900. Quad-core Intel, high end ATI, XP home professional, 6gb ram, not exactly sure of all the specs... Personally, I'm thinking of buying an XPS from them.

Trying to be more honest then mean, I am more picky then most other people I guess.

What quad-core processor is it? Some of intels quad-cores are terrible and you might be left buying another one in 3months because that one died. I am not a fan of ATI nor do I think I ever will be. What brand ram? Again, important to me but maybe not to someone less picky. Cheap ram can die in months, if not weeks. And to the other specifications that arn't known, those are very important to me. FSB on the cpu is? mhz? GPU ram amount? GPU mhz? Hard drive rpm's? I guess you get the point.

Anyway, I am picky and the quality/brand of the product is important to me.

More important are the specifications of the products like I listed above, these can make ALL the difference.