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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 2:09:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 2:11:32 PM PST
Dr Black says:
I'm looking to start playing the Total War series and need to get a new computer with windows. I was wondering if I could play the games using 3rd gen intel i5 proccesor without graphics card or if I need more power. I would also like to be able to play Total War Rome 2 which comes out next year.

Would I be able to play these games on this computer:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/6699862.p?id=1218786214592&skuId=6699862

Would i be able to play total war games on this? Could I play total war games on laptop with intel i5 and no graphics card?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:23:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 3:35:05 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
all games require a graphics card. integrated graphics cards aren't good if you're wanting to play games that require a higher quality graphics card, you need to look for a laptop that says it has at least a 1GB or 2GB Nvidia 560 GTX in it if you want a good gaming laptop for a good price.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:30:18 PM PST
usmc.2013 says:
yes, most games you can, i have the intel hd 4000 on an hp laptop, and i can play a decent number of games on medium-ish settings. this website can kinda help http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/Intel+HD+Graphics+4000/games

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 3:33:43 PM PST
Dr Black says:
How powerful of a graphics card do I need to play the total war games?

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 3:38:41 PM PST
Dr Black says:
As far as PC games go does total war require a powerful graphic card?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:39:11 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
you have to be more specific on which total war game you're wanting to play, since each game requires different graphics cards for minimum requirements.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 3:41:55 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Total war shogun 2

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 3:42:45 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
for Empire: Total War it requires an Nvidia Geforce 7600 or higher for minimum requirements.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:46:28 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Alright so it requires good graphic card

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:46:29 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
for that game you need a Nvidia 8600 GS or higher for minimum requirements.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:49:22 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Is that considered a good graphics card?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 4:03:38 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
Nvidia 8600 GS is an outdated graphics card and it's what you would need to play the game if you were useing an old PC, but most new PCs come with a 1GB or 2GB Nvidia GT 500+ or Radeon 7000+ or in your case for cheap PCs, Intel HD 4000 (which isn't a very good card for most of the new games that require a high end card for better proformance). what you want to look for is a laptop that says it has a Nvidia GT 500 or 560 if you want to play all games at high settings.

Posted on Nov 11, 2012 4:15:50 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Thanks so much. Any recomendations for desktop PC?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:19:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 5:19:09 AM PST
If at all possible, building your own will save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

Otherwise, you'll spend more and get less quality off the pre-built market.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 12:54:34 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
depends on how much money you can afford to spend on a PC at this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:57:36 PM PST
Dr Black says:
I want to spend around 700 or 800 dollars

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 6:23:36 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
well, how does this look to you?

Windows 8, 64-bit, English
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3350P processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Microsoft® Office trial
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 2 DIMMs
16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 1GB DDR3 for Win 8
1 Year Enhanced Support - America's Best Standard Support
Download - McAfee Security Center 1 Year
My Accessories
Also Includes
XPS 8500
Black w/19:1 Media Card Reader
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
No Monitor
No Adobe Reader Selected
Shipping Material, Direct
Dell SRV Software 1703
English Documentation DAO
Additional Software
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials DVD
US Power Cord
PCmover Home - Free
Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard, US-English
Dell Laser Mouse
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements- Additional software purchase required

Price: $650

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 6:59:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 7:16:13 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
or, for $250 more from $650, you get more for your money.

Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
12GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs
Blu-ray Combo Drive (BD-R, DVD+/-RW), Write to CD/DVD
1 Year Enhanced Support - America's Best Standard Support
My Accessories
Also Includes
XPS 8500
Black w/19:1 Media Card Reader
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor (up to 3.90 GHz)
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620 1GB DDR3
McAfee SecurityCenter, 30-Days
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4
Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
No Monitor
DataSafe 2.0 Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
Adobe® Acrobat® X Reader Multi-Language
Shipping Material, Direct
Dell SRV Software 1703
English/French Documentation
Additional Software
Win7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate - BD-Combo
US Power Cord
Trusted ID, ID Safe, 12 Month Subscription, Digitally Delivered
Dell KB213 Wired Multimedia Keyboard, US-English
Dell Laser Mouse

with this PC specs, you wouldn't have to worry about upgrading to a better one for a very long time.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dxdopy4&model_id=xps-8500&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19

(i should of bought a desktop...)

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 7:20:21 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Thank you so much. How good is the NVIDIA GT 620 graphics card

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 7:24:20 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
well, lets put it this way, it's a high end card for gaming with but the Nvidia GTX 680 is the best, but that card alone cost $470.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 10:01:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 10:06:26 PM PST
the 680 is second best, the 7970 ghz is better and cheaper, only thing the 680 excel at better than any 7970 is power efficiency. plus, 12gb of ram is pointless. 8gb is the sweet spot for middle and high end systems.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 10:44:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 10:54:33 PM PST
J. makela says:
intel hd 4000 works with directx 11
I play call of duty mm3 with hd 4000 at 1080p and it works just fine. it dose not slow down at all.
in the bios I set the hd 4000 to d-mode for 3d gaming, move the memory from 64K to 256k of video memory and it works fine.

i will buy a 680 when I have the money.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 2:44:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 2:45:33 AM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
well, lets see what Dr Black thinks which one is better to him. the 680 or the 7970.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtyBtZnu854&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 4:35:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 4:38:14 AM PST
It's a VERY low grade 600 series card.

Do not get a dell. Do. Not. Get. A. Dell.

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA+GeForce+GT+620/review

The 620 is garbage. You can put together your own system for $650 that would run circles around that overpriced dell. Or, build a low-range PC from some other outlet. Even a low-grade $800 DigitalStorm PC is going to be 3-5x faster than those Dell systems.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 4:56:53 AM PST
A 620 is so far from a "high end card" that you'd be better off running on the HD 4000 integrated graphics. It's a $40 card.
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