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Offline Grundy

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Re:DirectX
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2004, 04:08:07 AM »
I had a long conversation with a few people on the team last week, including Cesar, and, as I guessed, the game is aimed at higher-end systems...
I recommended 700Mhz CPU 512MB RAM 128 Video Card...

It will most likely be recommended that you have atleast a
1Ghz CPU
256MB RAM
64-128MB Video Card...


But don't fret!

A new system, especially to meet these specs, is easily affordable these days. For example...

I can setup a complete system that is WELL OVER the recommended specs for the game, everything accept a monitor ( because they last longer and you don't always need a new one. ).
This system only cost $840 Australian!

-AMD Athlon XP2500+ 1.83GHz
-ASUS A7V8X-MX Mobo ( With onboard Audio. )
-Apacer 256MB 333MHz PC2700 RAM
-S-Media Radeon 9200 128MB Video Card
-Maxtor-Quantum 40GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
-AOpen KF-45 Miditower ATX with 250W PSU
-AOpen 56x Internal CD Drive
-Microsoft BLACK Multimedia keyboard +
-Black Intellimouse Bundle PS/2

ALL THIS! For only $840!
and in US Dollars, thats only about $550-600!
"OMGWTF" you say?

You could even save more money if you keep the cd drives, mouse and keyboard and case from your old computer.... you could get a system for as little as $600 Australian ( $400 US )...

Now everyone, don't start whining about system requirements!  :P

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Re:DirectX
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2004, 11:21:40 AM »
Believe it or not, but even I can't afford to spend even $400 on hardware. I'm having a hard time paying the rent atm as it is :(

Also, even if I COULD find all those components here, I doubt they'll cost the same :-\

Guess I'll just have to use someone else's computer ::)
« Last Edit: June 09, 2004, 11:41:59 AM by Storm »
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Offline Jeysie

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Re:DirectX
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2004, 12:57:39 PM »
I'm in a similar boat as Storm... I'm likely better off, but still not enough so to have $400 for a computer. Otherwise I would have bought one already. ;P

Plus, I need a computer with a DVD-R drive at minimum, and possibly a DVD drive, too. I really would like to get my VHS collection in some kind of shape, and I do a lot of "tape" trading. So a bare bones computer won't cut it. :P

And I don't know anyone with a better computer (Harrison's has pretty much the same specs as mine)... at least, no one whose I could use for the length of time required to play an adventure game.

Peace & Luv, Liz

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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2004, 01:49:29 PM »
Are we talking about the same thing? I'm talking about a case,motherboard,power supply, and maybe a few extras. You'd add the rest yourself. I don't like hooking up motherboards, it bothers me.

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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2004, 01:58:15 PM »
Grundy was talking about building a whole system. I guess "bare bones" was a bad term in my own post... "basic" might have been better. I need more than a basic computer, so it's going to cost a fair bit more.

I'm not sure that building the thing is as much of an issue for me, since I do know of a boutique nearby. It's just a matter of having enough moolah for the parts.

Peace & Luv, Liz

Offline Louisiana Night

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Re:DirectX
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2004, 02:05:37 PM »
When you get enough money to buy the parts, just tell me. If you tell me what parts you're looking for, I might be able to find them cheaper than most(including S&H, but if you lived near a frys that would be better). I also look at their policies(in case something goes wrong)
, so I normally don't just buy the cheapest thing I can find. I recommend you don't either.

P.S. I'm not sure that's how you spell Frys.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2004, 02:08:15 PM by Louisiana Night »

Offline Jeysie

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Re:DirectX
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2004, 02:10:22 PM »
No Frys stores anywhere in my area, I'm afraid.

I'll keep in mind your offer, thank you. :) I don't anticipate doing any computer shopping until the end of the year, though. Even if I technically have the money before then, my job and home situation are nebulous enough that I want to get a good "stockpile" in the bank before considering anything major "disposable income". :P

Peace & Luv, Liz