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Crysis-PC for only 600€

Crysis-PC for only 600€

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Over the Christmas holidays, Crytec ran an in-house experiment, with the goal to build a computer that could run Crysis on "High" and should cost around 900 US dollars (~600Euros)

here's the hardware:

  1. CPU Intel Core2Duo E6750
  2. GPU GeForce 8800GT 512MB
  3. Motherboard NVIDIA nForce 650i Socket 775
  4. PSU 600W ATX12V
  5. RAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
  6. HDD SATA 250GB 7200RPM
  7. DVD 20x DVD±R Burner
  8. Case ATX Midi Tower Computer Case
  9. OS Microsoft Windows XP Home with SP2

The Experiment was successful, which they documented in some videos on the project-site

The goal was probably to crush rumors that Crysis only ran on 3000$-machines. As the videos show, this goal was accomplished, but it should also be noted that the game ran on a resolution of 1280x720, a lot of gamers prefer higher settings.

Starkiller
1470 EXP -
January 16, 2008 - 20:50 #

here's a picture with a width of 600px Pic

bolle
2208 EXP -
January 16, 2008 - 23:01 #

hmm, would you get these parts for that amount of money in Europe?

Starkiller
1470 EXP -
January 16, 2008 - 23:38 #

Probably not exactly, but I added these components at a german webshop called Alternate and came up with a sum of 757,70€
But if you would, as the original sites stated, shop for each component at the cheapest possible vendor and wouldn't care for the brand, you should get pretty close.

here's my shopping list:

<br />
  1. CPU Sockel 775 Core 2 Duo E6750 (2x 2666 MHz) €164,-<br />
  2. NVIDIA PCIe WinFast PX8800GT-512M €234,-<br />
  3. Mainboard Sockel 775 Penryn1600SLI (NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI) €79,-<br />
  4. Power Supply StealthXStream 600W €79,-<br />
  5. 2x RAM Team Elite DIMM 1 GB DDR2-800 €34,-<br />
  6. Harddrive 3,5'' SATA WD2500KS (250 GB) €54,-<br />
  7. DVD-Burner SATA SH-S203D (20 / 8 / 16 ) €30,90<br />
  8. Midi Tower E158 €12,90<br />
  9. Software WinXP SystemBuilder Home 32-Bit €69,90<br />
<br />

bolle
2208 EXP -
January 17, 2008 - 00:03 #

hey, thanks for adding it up. Alternate is not the cheapest one in germany, with some searching you normally find a cheaper one...
But cool! I thought about getting a decent PC soon, don't need drives and OS, better Tower, so I can expect 650 euros...
:)

Starkiller
1470 EXP -
January 17, 2008 - 00:17 #

You're welcome :-)
It proves that a decent PC doesn't need to cost much more then a PS3, which are heavily subsidized.

Anonymous (not verified)
0 EXP -
January 20, 2008 - 13:09 #

Yeah have fun playing without a monitor ... lol ... and even without it 600 € is not a low budget, it's a mid to high end price.

Starkiller
1470 EXP -
January 21, 2008 - 15:08 #

Pretty much no system gets sold with a display these days, because most people have one or several at home already.

And we're talking about a gaming PC here, not the cheapest PC on the market.

bolle
2208 EXP -
January 23, 2008 - 00:07 #

huh? High End Price? Like these ones?