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#1 Mr.Greedy-

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

I want a computer that is able to run Dota 2 on highest settings.

1) Would those of you who run Dota 2 on highest settings mind sharing your specs? I mean on highest settings without lag and with a high FPS.

2) What do you think is the average cost for such a computer? It only needs to run Dota 2 as best, no other more demanding game. Do you think I can get such a computer for $1000?

Would a computer with these specs be able to max out Dota 2?

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport
3D Card: HIS Radeon HD7850
Hard drive: 1TB Hitachi 7K1000



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#2 mau5fan4lyfe

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

$1000 will be more than enough, currently the 2 video settings which affect the FPS most are V-Sync and resolution and 60+ fps is considered perfectly smooth.
I dont use a desktop so can't really make any suggestions though my laptop isn't a gaming laptop but i still manage to play with static 55 fps at 1366x768 resolution with v sync, specular bloom, aa and additive light pass off. Its an i5 with 6gigs ram and geforce gt 630m with 2gb dedicated graphics memory.
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#3 mau5fan4lyfe

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

The specs you've mentioned will be enough to max out even dota 3 (though lets hope it doesnt come to that) =p
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#4 UrE

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

Well, 120 FPS (cap in Dota 2) highly depend on your resolution.

Normally specs for ~$500-$650 USD (this doesn't consider price fluctuations of HDDs) are enough to run it on 1680x1050/1920x1080 without you noticing any lags.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport
3D Card: HIS Radeon HD7850
Hard drive: 1TB Hitachi 7K1000

This is even enough to stream with 1280x720 (HD - 720p).
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#5 mau5fan4lyfe

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

#3 would a $600 system be able to run it at lets say..70fps??

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

I got this setup and everything runs supersmoothly on 120fps, never any hickups or fpsdrops. Everything on high/on in settings and in nvidia settings.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (at 3301 MHz)
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
HDD: Samsung 1TB SATA 7200RPM
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB (DDR3 1600Mhz)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Resolution: 1280x1024 4:3 (19" CRT)
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#7 UrE

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

#4 Highly depends on the resolution and probably where you live. Since ~$600 (~450 €) are enough if you live in germany/austria/switzerland. We can get hardware farely cheap.
But usually, it should be atleast on 1280x720.
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#8 Mr.Greedy-

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

What do you think about these specs? These are cheaper than previous mentioned:

CPU: Intel® Core i3-2100 Processor Socket-LGA1155, Dual Core, 3.1Ghz
3D Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.1
Mothercard: MSI H61MU-E35 B3
RAM: Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 4GB
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar® Blue 500GB
Power Supply: Silver Power SP-SS500 500W PSU ATX 12V V2.2
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#9 UrE

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

#7 I wouldn't get 4 GB since 8 GB RAM are extremely cheap (~$40).

I prefer the i5 over the i3 for obvious reasons. But if were you i would get atleast a HD 6850 or 6870 instead of the HD 6770 since both of them are highly better at higher resolutions.
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#10 mau5fan4lyfe

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

go for the i5 man, but if you must get an i3 then do what #8 says and get atleast a 6790
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