So I just bought a new comp Is it good enough?
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 12:48 AM
• Windows 8 64
• 3rd Generation Intel® Core i7-3770 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]
• 10GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
• 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
• No secondary hard drive
• 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670 [DVI, DP, HDMI, VGA adapter]
• Liquid Cooling Solution
• Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth®(1x1)
• Beats Audio -- integrated studio quality sound
• HP USB volume control keyboard and mouse with Win 8 keyboard
I want to enter Blade and Soul with as close to a high lvl rig as possible, so tell me, is this enough? Or am I missing some things?
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 2:37 AM
Now that Gpu is the major bottleneck here i don't know at what resolution you'll be playing at but you'll probly get to medium level at max and it might not even be smooth gameplay.
A 7670 is really an entry line card in term of gaming and definitly not designed to play heavy games like blade and soul.
You want minimum a 7770 for medium quality gameplay and a 7870 for max settings.
PS: for fun i went on hp's website and saw your pc and price was 1,999$ ... now i don't know who said that pc was fine for blade and soul but to me that looks like a huge waste of money =\ you should get a refund and get your self a custom made gaming pc for a 1000$ you'll get something waaaaaay better than this and will be able to run blade and soul better too.
Edit: also if you're able to built it yourself you could save even more!! For an idea on part you could check fatal's guide he has builds for diffrent price points too so you can choose how much you're willing to put and all tho builts will run the game better than your current pc.
This post has been edited by Yasuke: Jan 19, 2013 - 2:45 AM
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 5:26 AM
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 7:26 AM
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 9:34 AM
It's not HPs fault though. That PC was never meant for gaming but for work/home entertainment. It's a facebook machine. To put it bluntly.
Return that pc for a refund and let us know how much you have to spend.
If you build it yourself you could:
Do as well as what you bought for ~$400
Max out BnS for ~$700
Build something ridiculously good for $1500
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 7:00 PM
I ramdomly get creative while playing games so I will most likely be recording videos and doing some photoshop stuff. (I like making skill vids and tutorial vids). Also I'll be using this comp for school as well along with music and other things.
If what your saying is true couldn't I just replace the current Graphis card with a higher end one? I don't want to go through all the trouble of sending this comp back. I still have other MMOs that I currently play still that can benefit from this upgrade and besides I don't feel comfortable making my own computer yet.
This post has been edited by Rubedo: Jan 19, 2013 - 7:58 PM
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 7:40 PM
800 MHz engine clock
512MB-1GB GDDR5 memory
1000 MHz memory clock (4.0 Gbps GDDR5)
64 GB/s memory bandwidth
768 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power
TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
480 Stream Processing Units
24 Texture Units
32 Z/Stencil ROP Units
8 Color ROP Units
128-bit GDDR5 memory interface
PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
DirectX® 11 support
Shader Model 5.0
Programmable hardware tessellation unit
HDR texture compression
OpenGL 4.1 support
Image quality enhancement technology
Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA)
16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
128-bit floating point HDR rendering
AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
Native support for up to 4 simultaneous displays
Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
AMD App Acceleration
Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
AMD HD Media Accelerator
MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
Multi-View Codec (MVC)
MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid)
Enhanced video quality features
Advanced post-processing and scaling
Lets go Blade and Soul!
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 7:59 PM
So what i suggest is return the pc ( I know its a pain but its only for your own good gotta get best bang for your buck!! ) get your money back then go to a specilize pc store like microcenter or online ones like Cyberpower and i can assure that anything 500$ and up will play BnS better than what you have right now. If you're not sure about the parts I'm pretty sure we could help you and give you some recommendation and you'd just show up at the pc shop and say you want this and they'll order it and build it for you.
In the end its your decision if you want to keep it, fine but you'd have to get a better graphics card and i did'nt check the power supply(most manufactured pc comes with a crappy one) so no idea if it will be to handle it and its cost you at least 250$ more and to me this sound more like a pain in the butt than just return it get something worth your money and be done with it =/
Posted Jan 19, 2013 - 8:07 PM
unless he gonna play @800x600( which i highly doubt) there no waaaaaaay that card running on max hell he'll be lucky if he even playble gameplay on medium settings @1920x1080 minimum spec require for max setting would be a 7870 for medium 7770 and anything below that would be low setting dosen't matter how powerful you CPU is you could have 64Gig of ram THIS WONT CHANGE its just the way it is =/
Posted Jan 20, 2013 - 10:53 AM
No it does not.
Do this. But build it yourself, every prebuilt computer, whether done correctly or not, is overpriced.
I might be wrong buy I'm pretty sure that changing parts in a prebuilt voids your warranty. Not worth it if it's still under warranty, which yours currently is.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 - 11:58 AM
This post has been edited by Zenek: Jan 20, 2013 - 11:59 AM
Posted Jan 20, 2013 - 12:17 PM
I'm so used to playing my games at low resolution anyway that atm it's not such a huge problem for me, playing widescreen messes with me but I hope to adjust to use the full screen.
After reading what you guys had said I decided the best thing for me would be to wait it out a little bit, life is at a standstill atm and I'm making more money then I actually need so if it turns out that the graphics card doesn't give to me what I want it to, then I'll just upgrade, I was thinking of buying a second hardrive anyway.
I'm just glad the other features of the comp itself make it acceptable, and I'm already getting attached to it's design and beauty (I'm a aesthetics-holic).
This post has been edited by Rubedo: Jan 22, 2013 - 7:06 PM
Posted Jan 20, 2013 - 10:00 PM
But also I have a HP Pavilion from 2004 that had lasted me and still works, which is why I wanted to get another HP desktop
This post has been edited by Rubedo: Jan 20, 2013 - 10:00 PM
Posted Feb 02, 2013 - 12:20 PM
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