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I’ve stumbled upon a website that I think you all should check out. It’s called “Can You Run It“. On there you have to allow it to install an ActiveX application, once thats done the website will let you know how your computer will handle the specified game. Of course this isn’t super accurate, but it can give you a basic idea if your computer can handle that game that you’ve been checking out.

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So while I was brainstorming about other ways that I can get some different benchmarks out there for you all to reference your rig to the benchmarks on this site my best friend said that he would allow his computer to become guinea pig #2. Below are his PC specs and some links to the full stat listing of each.

Mobo: Asus P5N32-E SLi

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz

Ram: Mushkin DDR2 800mhz 1GB x 2

HDD: Seagate 500GB 7200RPM

Video Card: XFX 8600GT 256mb

OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2

Monitor: 19″ Acer 16:10 Widescreen

Hes got a pretty solid rig too, he said that he is planning on running 2 of the XFX 8600’s in SLi. It will be interesting to see what his results are with the added card.

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My PC Specs

Okay so I don’t know about the rest of you, but I get kinda aggrivated when I am on a website or reading a magazine that has benchmarks of games that they ran on a uber rig that very few of us can ever afford. So I’ll let you know what I am running so you all can get a more realistic idea of how it will work on your rig. So here we go:

Mobo: Asus P5N32-Sli Premium

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz

Ram: PQI DDR2 800mhz 1GB x 2

HDD: Seagate 500GB 7200RPM

Video Card: PNY 8800GT 512mb

OS: Vista Ultimate

Monitor: Acer 24″ 16:10 Widescreen

And there it is, nothing too spectacular, well the monitor is huge, but everything else is pretty run of the mill for a basic gaming PC.

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