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Wiill this PC run BF2?

By akaivan
Dec 21, 2006
  1. ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz Processor
    Corsair 1 GB ram/Memory
    PNY Verto GeForce FX 5200 256MB DDR AGP Graphics Card
    Windows Xp pro

    i Know the 5200 is not in system requirements. But i know some of you have tried an 5200 or lower and bf2 worked. so any help?
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Do this:

    Go to www.systemrequirementslab.com and run the test for Battlefield 2

    If you get Recommended then your system will run Battlefield 2 with high framerate while looking great!

    If you get a minimum pass then upgrade your system to the stuff it needs ( videocard, RAM or something else like that )

    If you fail do the same for the minimum pass results

    Hope I helped :)
     
  3. Brooky10

    Brooky10 TS Rookie

    The game will work however you may experience Lag during game play...Id recommend reduce the graphics and video settings in game to speed it up a little
     
  4. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ya thats site is really helpful. ty but my problem is i wanna buy this pc. lol. so i cant test it yet lol.
     
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ohhh you want to buy it? :D

    Well when you buy this PC just upgrade to videocard ( since it's AGP x4/x8 ) to atleast a 6800 then you'll run that game perfect! :)
     
  6. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ahh man 2 late lol. some1 snatched the pc before me =(
     
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Well no matter, how much was that PC you were going to buy anyways?

    You could always build your own it isnt really hard, I can even give you links to all the parts you need to have a awesome system to play ANY game! :D
     
  8. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    TimeParadox is absolutely correct.

    As you're in the USA, chances are pretty good getting a new system would likely be a better solution anyways.

    You can get an Asus Socket 939 motherboard with SATA/IDE, dual channel ddr400 memory and an Athlon 64 3400+ combo for $95 at NewEgg. It also has integrated Radeon X300 and HD Audio, and a PCI-Express slot for future graphics expansion.

    Add an Antec Sonata-II silent case, with a 450Watt power supply (dual 12v rails) and includes a 120mm case fan for $49 after rebate.

    DVD combo drive, dual-layer - $30, 80gig SATA drive $43, 2x512mb dual channel 1 gig ddr 400 for about $108 bucks..

    Brand new system.. all new parts, forward upgradeable so next year you can just slap in an FX dual-core or 7900/8800 series GTX or X1950 3d card.., etc.etc.
     
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yes, Most of my builds are in the $650-900 range and they are pretty good systems that can run new games like FEAR & Oblivion!
     
  10. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ok well can i get a pc made for 400$? lol all i need is the tower w/o an OS or HD
     
  11. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    If you dont need an HD or OS, absolutely.

    Asus Socket 939, dual-channel + PCI-Express motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131049

    Athlon 64 3400+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103023
    ========================
    The two above have a combo deal for $95 for both!

    OCZ 2x512 (1 gig total) dual-channel kit, CAS 2.5 - $100 ($90.99 after rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227039

    Antec Sonata-II case with 450 watt Smart Power -$99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155

    Pioneer dvd/cd combo burner drive with dual-layer- $29
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827129001
    ---------------------------
    All that above comes to $325 + tax and shipping.

    The motherboard comes with integrated Radeon 3d graphics and integrated audio. It's comparable 3d graphics to about a 9600 Pro, which far, far out performs your previous choice of a crummy FX card.

    The motherboard also has a PCI-Express x 16 slot, so you can add any screaming videocard next year when the new lot of DirectX 10 cards come out, or just get a dx9 card for likely fire-sale prices.

    If you demand more power than the integrated can handle RIGHT NOW, you can also stay close to your budget with:
    6800XT PCI-Express - $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814170106
    or
    Powercolor X800GTO - $86.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131007

    The GTO is one of the better suited cards for BF2.. I make it my "defacto" bang for the buck card with it's 12-pipelines and 256 bit memory interface.
     
  12. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ehey men thanks.. tahts a butifull setup.. but i would need a video card for cheap that will run bf2.. lol.. im only 15 and got a tite budget! . ty for all ur help . any more ideas. i like the mobo an cpu. anything better than my 2.4 p4 xD

    sumthin around 50$
     
  13. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Get what the pervious guy stated on parts maybe detune the CPU for something a little weaker and cheaper and OC it and get an x700. I have one and it works good with high settings 4x aa at 1280x1240 75 hertz, sometimes it looks far superior to a one of my 7800gt's.It gets an average of 40 fps in BF2 and 75 fps in css:s on my P4 3.2Ghz 1GB ram setup.
     
  14. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    and btw. were do you recomend a good cheap hardrive? Just in case i wanted 1. maybe 80 gigs? and wats better.. sata or ide?
     
  15. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

  17. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    That is a great HDD mailpup. I paid almost $60 for my 80GB HDD (months ago), and now a 160GB HDD costs less than $55. Plus, WD Caviar drives are very reliable, and fast.
     
  18. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    hmm wel ill think about it after my bday wen i got moneyz!
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    That's good. If you need more help, let us know.
     
  20. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    yessir. ill post here after jan.8 <<<< my bday ;)
     
  21. gmoneyjackson

    gmoneyjackson TS Rookie Posts: 22

    go to systemrequirementslab.com and u can test if ur comp can run it.
     
  22. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    i couldove swore some1 told me 2 do that already... but i gess not... :unch:



     
  23. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    timeparadox....
     
  24. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    hahah i kno. i was bein sarcastic lol. cause the poster didnt bother 2 read the rest of the thread ;]
     
  25. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Btw, what happened to that guy, he just wrote a thread named "Last post", but we don't know why did he leave this site....
     
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