CPU: Intel i7 920 @4.2GHz | Mobo: GA-EX58-UD4P | RAM: 12GB DDR3 | GPU: Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 2GB | SSD: Intel X25-M 80GB | Arma 2 & TKOH @ OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
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Processor: AMD Phenon ™ II X4 965, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core, 4 Logical Processor (Processor 3.40)
RAM: 8GB – (x2) DDR3-1600 4GB/256X8 CL9 Memory
System Type: 64-bit Operating System (Windows 7)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Hard Drive: WD 1TB SATA 6GB/s
Any advice? I plan on upgrading the Video Card (gtx 680???) come this December after the alpha / beta, but do you think that the Phenon II X4 can handle the load on high end graphics in ArmA 3? Also, should I upgrade the RAM from 8GB to 16GB...or will this be over-kill? Finally, I plan on getting a SSD...any advice on which one to buy? I'm willing to spend up to $600 to $800 to improve my Computer. I've got the high end power supply, so it won't be a problem. Maybe someone has a better strategy in mind to where I can make my $600-$800 go further on power so I can get at least 40-60 fps on Ultra High graphics? This is a great community, I'm glad to be a part of it. Thanks.
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Sure am, a new graphics card at least.
There are some earlier posts discussing RAM and what frequency speed to buy them in, and for the record, what one REALLY wants to look at is the timing. Chances are, 8gb of ram at 1333 BUT with a time of 7-7-7-21 will actually be better than RAM with a frequency of 1600 but with a time of 9-9-9-24.
For reference, http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/26/
I am definatley upgrading, i am thinking 32GB Ram, 3TB HDD, 500GB SSD, 6GB Nvidia Graphics Card, 2 x 27" Monitors, Asus Rampage IV Motherboard, Fastest Intel Core i7 Processor available, and a 1500w PSU, anything i am missing please feel free to let me know, i should have it all before Arma3 is released, i know alot will say it is over kill but i like to have the freedom to do whatever and not have any lag
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I'm still debating on whether to get an SSD, anyone have any thoughts on it? Will I notice a significant difference in-game without one?
I don't care much about loading times and such, but will there be a noticeable difference in stutter? I'm speculating right now obviously, I guess I'll find out when the community alpha comes out.
I really don't want to spend more money, I'll RAMdisk if possible instead of an SSD.
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CPU: i5 2500k @ stock speed + Antec Kuhler H2O 620
GPU: ATI Radeon 5870x2 Crossfire 1GB VRAM
RAM: 16GB Patriot Gamer Series 1600mhz DDR3 RAM
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3
Hard Drive: 160GB Samsung x2 + 250GB Hitachi 7200RPM + 80GB Wester Digital 7200RPM
PSU: 1050W OEM HP XW9400 Workstation
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Case: HP XW9300 Workstation
Settings for ArmA 2:
Everything at very high, HDR effects at normal, Post Processing at low, default (1600) view distance; 60+ fps
Settings for ArmA 3:
Everything maxed, view distance = 1500, object distance 1200, AA = 2x, Post Processing = Low, PIP = Normal; 25-45 FPS
^^ A cheaper way to go might be a cache ssd, crucial offer a couple that self install on existing drives saving some trouble. But you'd have to be accessing your ArmA files often enough for the system to cache them. I'd think with 16Gb RAM you could try your hand at a ram disk first.