Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Sanosuke_Sagara

Rome Total War

Recommended Posts

Hey guys, i like to play Rome Total War on complete maxed out Battle scales. (that means thers going to be alot alot alot alot of battle unites on screen at one time, much like the demonstrations on TV and History Channel)

 

And i was woundering what will allow me to do so better. a videocard? or upgrading motherboard.

 

I only have roughly 300bux right now, and If i build a system, I think i can get a 2800 Barton, to OC at 2.5Ghz. I was planning on also getting that huge thermalright and a Vantec fan to do so. ona DFI Lan Party mobo.

 

RIght now my OC is only at 2.225Ghz.

 

Will i noticed a big difference if i do that upgrade?

 

I was also thinking about doing that upgrade so i can build a lower end computer out of my current computer. so that I can use it for folding 24 hours. (like maybe throw a 1700+ in it and PC-2100 ram, and OC it to maybe 2000+)

 

but with 300bux... i don't exactly have enough money to get a Geforce 6800 Ultra or anything.

 

Currently i have a Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro and its OCed with a VGA silencer. Iam not at home right now so i can't really look at it. Iam prety sure the core is at 415 and the memory is at 360.

 

welp which one will i do better with? changing out mobo and doing the 2.5Ghz or just wait for now and get a videocard later.

my motherboard specs are in my signature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it was me, I wouldn't put more money into an athlon xp system; I'd try to upgrade to 939. If there's no way you could do that, then I'd prefer a 754 board and new processor to an xp one. your video card is still pretty respectable, so I'd probably leave it be for now until prices on the next gen. cards come down more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well i would say for mass battles memory and gpu would give u the biggest difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well i already have 1 gig of ram.

 

so you think i should just get a new videocard?

would getting a new Mobo, to nock a better OC do anything?

 

64 bit really isn't utilized yet though. I was planning on just waiting untill Long HOrn was out and maybe build a computer then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

definatly vid card

 

RTW is freaking awesome!!!

 

its heavily based on graphics

in battles with over 10k units.. I have to set everything at low :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

darn looks like i'll just wait untill videocards are cheaper.

 

or start putting alll my settings on low as well.... i love the high detail though... they just looooook so good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...