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    Question How will Rift run on my computer, and is it worth a video card upgrade?

    Here's my current setup (it's about 2 years old):
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
    • 2 x EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 (running SLI)
    • EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    • 2x (8GB total) OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    • Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

    How well do you think this setup will run Rift? Not sure what graphics settings I will have to sacrifice to get better game play, but I really do enjoy the scenery of MMO's when they are as detailed as the Rift landscape.

    Should I even bother upgrading any of the components of this setup, or should I just wait a while and build another computer? I don't have a whole let of extra funds right now... so it would kind of be slim pickins. If I did upgrade anything, what do you think would give me the most bang for my buck for better graphics performance?

    Thanks in advance for the info!

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    I assume you're on 64-bit Windows with all that RAM?

    If I were you, I'd overclock the processor, and scrap those two video cards for like a cheap 460, they're like 150 right now.

    You could probably play the game on high settings with most shadowing disabled. I'm just guessing here because I haven't benched a 460 myself.
    Last edited by Matteis; 02-22-2011 at 10:33 PM.

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    You will be able to play it at very acceptable frame rates on medium setting. By acceptable I mean 50-60 fps out in the wild, mid 20s during rifts and in major cities. The 460 is cheap and would be a good upgrade for you, however I don't know how much. Your processor is "good", but it is nowhere near the power of an i7. Because of this, it may not push the 460 to the proper limits.

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    yours will play fine, my specs are below and i run the game on ultra with my FPS at 50-60 in easy areas and 25-35 in taxing high FX areas/times


    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor BE @ 4.11GHz
    x2 4 GB A-Data DDR3 XMP 1600 @ 1688Mhz 1.6v
    x1 EVGA 9800+ GTX
    ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
    and his system would probably push the 460 fine, your thinking more of the 470 or 480 that would bottleneck
    Last edited by Lag; 02-23-2011 at 12:43 AM.

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    More than fine. if you wanted to upgrade, get an SSD for your OS/gaming install. A good size is 120GB.
    OC you CPU will help, just be sure to get a good aftermarket cooler.
    Make sure you video card driver is upto date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteis View Post
    I assume you're on 64-bit Windows with all that RAM?

    If I were you, I'd overclock the processor

    This. Get an aftermarket cooler and get it up to at least 3.6 or you could sell it and drop in a Q9550. Also, what res is your monitor? Depending on what resolution you're running, a Q6600 running at stock could easily be bottle necking your SLI setup, not to mention it'd be pointless to recommend a GPU without knowing your res.
    Last edited by Ladyface; 02-23-2011 at 01:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyface View Post
    This. Get an aftermarket cooler and get it up to 3.6 or you could sell it and drop in a Q9550. Also, what res is your monitor? Its pointless recommending a graphics card without knowing this.

    /agree with this , buy a good aftermarket cooler n take the cpu to 3.6 ghz easy

    As for monitor resolution , if youre not running 1920 x 1080 + i wouldent both upgrading graphics cards

    If you are running 1920 x 1080 + i would get 2 x GTX 460, 768mb they can be picked up for $130 each

    you would see massive boost on higher resolutions

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    Quote Originally Posted by decrypter View Post
    /agree with this , buy a good aftermarket cooler n take the cpu to 3.6 ghz easy

    As for monitor resolution , if youre not running 1920 x 1080 + i wouldent both upgrading graphics cards

    If you are running 1920 x 1080 + i would get 2 x GTX 460, 768mb they can be picked up for $130 each

    you would see massive boost on higher resolutions
    You will give the guy his money back if he doesn't get what you wrote about ?

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