Mid Gaming rig

at what level it will be able to play latest upcoming games.

  • 1600*900 gaming medsettings

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • 1440*900 gaming med settings

    Votes: 8 57.1%
  • 1280*960 gaming high settings

    Votes: 4 28.6%

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karthik_11

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CPU-Intel core 2 quad q8400

MOBO- Intel DG41KR

RAM- 2 GB Kingston ddr3 value ram@1333mhz

HD- Seagate DT3500418as 500 GB

DVD- Samsung SH -S223f 22X DVD WRITER

GPU- XFX NVIDIA 9600 GT 512mb GDDR3

PSU -Zebronics 600w PLATINUM 12v@27A
 

jenkem

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probably 1280x960 with mid to high settings, depending on the game. the biggest limiting factor is the 9600 gt, if you can spare a few extra dollars to get like a 4850 or gt 250, you'd be able to play everything at its highest settings at 1440x900, and probably even 1600x900
 

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It depends on the games that you play but you should be able to play most games fine on high setting(some on medium) on a resolution like 1280x960, for higher resolutions,you may need to lower the settings
 

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who may know about the upcoming games graphic demands ..if it will be like crysis 2 then it may drop to little like 1024x768...or even less..
 

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I would say 1280X960@medium settings for good framerates.9600gt is surely not suitable for playing demanding games likes crysis or BC2.Games like split second,just cause2 should run quite good at medium settings@1280X960 resolution.
 

karthik_11

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how about 1440*900 at medium with aa off

also i have the green power edition of 9600 gt with 48 shaders. 256 bit gddr3. speed core600/mem 700/ shader1500
 

rocky41

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my friend is playing dirt 2 1028*768 every thing high with an 9500gt ...so don't you think 9600 gt can handle a bit more....
and it's right karthick best solution you can find is by trying every game you mentioned....
 

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Yes, I know its better. I like NFS Shift, Dirt 2 the best for racing. Split Second was mentioned, imo, Blur reminds me of that. Arcade racer, blow stuff up type game. I can't believe Nascar type games are all but extinct.

ESPN, had a little article about a online Nascar game that former Sierra employees started. Did not look very impressive. They showed Dale Jr. with a three monitor setup.
 

karthik_11

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@dipankar 2007ind. what you suggest is true but i am in a dilemma. i currently run

my so called 9600 gt on my 5year crt monitor. i dont whether to keep playing in my crt

monitor or buy a samsung 20" monitor. That's why i keep on verifying about the

performance of my so called 9600 gt. Moreover I cannot buy a new gpu again.

i did not check the specs when buying my 9600 gt. It's just been 3 months since i

bought it.
 

karthik_11

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yeah i was the one who asked. My first gpu was nvidia fx 5200. I finished several titles using it. now i plan to keep my

9600 gt as far as it gives me acceptable frame rates. when the fermi series come down in price say about mid of 2011

i plan to replace with a gtx 400 series. i had a doubt whether i should have bought a i3 530 series than my quad q8400.

But I don't see any lag at all in my system. so i wanted to make sure whether it would take a higher end directx11 gpu

without any bottleneck. i don't plan to overclock my processor. what do you think? should i have purcashed a i3 ?
 
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