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    I'd like to make sure I can run these pretty smoothly. Curious if anyone has any experience running these on a home PC.

    Current system:

    AMD Athlon II X2 3.0ghz
    8 gb RAM, probably DDR3 but I don't remember.
    Some hard drive I pulled out of a laptop from 2006
    Nvidia 8800 GT or whatever, need to replace this anyway because I think it makes my computer break sometimes.

    Any advice on what I should buy? I'm thinking maybe just get an extra 8 gb of RAM just because, update the graphics card to... something, and get a new HDD/SSD if I can transfer the Windows license. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money I don't need to. Or really any money.
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    I'd like to make sure I can run these pretty smoothly. Curious if anyone has any experience running these on a home PC.

    Current system:

    AMD Athlon II X2 3.0ghz
    8 gb RAM, probably DDR3 but I don't remember.
    Some hard drive I pulled out of a laptop from 2006
    Nvidia 8800 GT or whatever, need to replace this anyway because I think it makes my computer break sometimes.

    Any advice on what I should buy? I'm thinking maybe just get an extra 8 gb of RAM just because, update the graphics card to... something, and get a new HDD/SSD if I can transfer the Windows license. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money I don't need to. Or really any money.
    Just buy a new PC. You don't need more RAM, you need a new HDD, new GPU and a new CPU.

    It doesn't have to be the newest generation components. Pretty much anything better than or equal to a GTX 760, i5 35XX series, some generic 7200 RPM HDD with at least a terrabyte of storage (these are really cheap) and 8GB of DDR3 (practically any DDR3 speed) and you're fine for most tasks.
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    (Original post by AlexFam)
    Just buy a new PC. You don't need more RAM, you need a new HDD, new GPU and a new CPU.

    It doesn't have to be the newest generation components. Pretty much anything better than or equal to a GTX 760, i5 35XX series, some generic 7200 RPM HDD with at least a terrabyte of storage (these are really cheap) and 8GB of DDR3 (practically any DDR3 speed) and you're fine for most tasks.
    Do I really need a new CPU though?
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    Do I really need a new CPU though?
    Yes, you do. Depending on which X2 it is.
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    (Original post by AlexFam)
    Yes, you do. Depending on which X2 it is.
    Which ones would work?
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    Which ones would work?
    Just tell me the exact model of your CPU
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    I don't know it.
 
 
 
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