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I just bought this computer for the simple fact that I want to play TOR on it's highest settings for years to come. Recently on TOR forums, I was advised that it probably won't live up to the ability out of the box because of the G Card.

 

iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme AMD AM571SLC

AMD Phenom II x6 1055T (2.8GHz) processor

NVIDIA GTX550i 1GB (HDMI) graphics

1TB Serial ATA-III hard disk drive

4GB DDR3-1333Mhz RAM

Window 7 Home Premium

700 Watt XION PSU

Water Cooled

 

 

Is there anything I can do (other than overclocking) to speed this rig up.

 

I was told the Ram is sufficient and that the GTX 550 is not.

 

Silly me for thinking the GTX 580 is tops and the GTX 550 is better than the GTX 460...

 

Any insight would be appriciated.

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While the GTX 550 is below the 460 in specs/benchmarks, it will still run TOR perfectly fine I'm sure. You don't need a high end machine to play this game. You can check the system requirements here: http://www.starwarsmmo.net/system-requirements/

 

Can you link the thread where you were told that card wouldn't be good enough? Since I haven't played the game on my own system I don't know how high the graphics settings would go but just based on the minimum requirements I have to believe you could play on max.

 

Welcome, btw!

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Thank you for the welcome!

 

I can't link the quote yet (on a government computer and can't go to any gaming website). SW TOR is flagged for some reason (guess they think I won't be productive here lol).

 

I wasn't looking to just play, I want shadows and rippling grass and lighting perfection. (I really want the realism to shine and not see the "cartoony"-smooth-render that was wow.

 

"but just based on the minimum requirements I have to believe you could play on max." - that's what I wanted to hear. I guess it's going to just come down to me giving it a shot.... 58 days out.

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Thank you for the welcome!

 

I can't link the quote yet (on a government computer and can't go to any gaming website). SW TOR is flagged for some reason (guess they think I won't be productive here lol).

 

I wasn't looking to just play, I want shadows and rippling grass and lighting perfection. (I really want the realism to shine and not see the "cartoony"-smooth-render that was wow.

 

"but just based on the minimum requirements I have to believe you could play on max." - that's what I wanted to hear. I guess it's going to just come down to me giving it a shot.... 58 days out.

 

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

I'm running a Radeon HD 6670 and I'm able to hit max settings, and keep framerates above 30 at nearly all times(save lag and extremes).

 

The GTX 550 rates higher than that.

 

I was able to run the game on a GeForce 8600 GT. though I wouldn't recommend it... ugh. getting 7-19 FPS max was rough.

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1. Go to this site: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ using either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome (since it requires ActiveX support) and make sure the browser you're using isn't blocking the plugin.

 

2. On the drop down, find "Star Wars: The Old Republic" (it's the last Star Wars title on the list)

 

3. Click "Can you run it?" and wait for the results.

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