What is a good computer to buy to play Civ 5?

  1. timmartin profile image
    timmartinposted 7 years ago

    What is a good computer to buy to play Civ 5?

  2. Huacanacha profile image60
    Huacanachaposted 7 years ago

    This is the computer build I am currently doing to play Civilization 5 on:

    * Intel Core-i5 2500 3.3 GHz Sandy Bridge quad core CPU
    * AMD 6850 1GB Graphics card
    * 120GB G.Skill Phoenix Pro SSD (Sandforce)
    * 4GB DDR3 RAM
    * Mini-ITX motherboard with Wi-Fi and USB 3.0
    * Lian-Li PC-Q08 mini-ITX case (red)
    * Samsung C9000 46" LED TV @ 1080p

    Cost excluding TV is under 1k.  I hope to have it finished later this month... I will update here with my findings, but I expect to be able to play at highest graphics settings including 2-4xAA.

  3. bpssi profile image51
    bpssiposted 7 years ago

    These are the requirements:

    Operating System: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    Processor: Dual Core CPU
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
    DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
    Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c

    That's not that demanding, really. I think just about any of the refurbished laptops here http://www.cheetahdeals.com/Refurbished … s_s/25.htm can play the game.