Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby RevanFan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:55 pm

BUS36 wrote:just looking at it on flexshopper.com.. can rent to own for $25 a week

Renting? An SSD? How on earth does that work?

Buy it new if you can so you can have the warranty.
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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby NickyJ » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:16 am

Hard drives are not something you would want to rent. You keep those long term, so you'd be renting long term as well. SSDs, while nice, are not something you HAVE to spend big bucks over. For the average user, the difference between an SSD and HDD is less room in exchange for faster loading times. It doesn't affect the gameplay, it basically just changes how long the loading screens are, both for games and booting up the computer. I have one and like it, but it's a luxury and not a necessity.
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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby BUS36 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:56 am

so a HDD is just as good as a SSD...just the SSD loads faster.
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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby KeepinItTeal » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:02 am

Anyone know if my current graphics card (see pic below) will be able to run Madden 19? Thanks.
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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby RevanFan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:10 pm

BUS36 wrote:so a HDD is just as good as a SSD...just the SSD loads faster.

Eh, I have to disagree with that. SSDs are around 5 times faster than HDDs, they are immune to many of the physical failures of HDDs due to the lack of moving parts, and they have a much lower failure rate in general. For Madden 19, you probably don't need one, but if you don't get an SSD now, I highly suggest looking into it in the future, when they become a little cheaper.
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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby StingRay68 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:10 pm

It is somewhat confusing to find info on GPU parts

These are older and based on the minimums, would not qualify
https://www.pvladov.com/2015/07/intel-h ... lents.html

Here is a more current list, that includes the minimum GTX660 scroll down to "Legacy GPU Hierarchy"
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gp ... ,4388.html

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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby Theov » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:35 pm

Totally agree on the ssd part.
Buy one to intall windows and programs on. Then use a hdd for bulk (movies music photos etc).
Ssds dint have moving parts so they arent as fragile and dont break due to use. And they are wayyyyy faster.

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Re: Buying a Computer for Madden 08 or Madden 19

Postby ZeR0 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:45 am

The first question as always with anyone looking to upgrade a computer is: "What's your budget?" And does it have to be a laptop? You can sink $700 into building your own desktop and get the luxury of playing 90%+ of the PC games out there (inc. Madden 19) with fairly decent graphics.

That said, Madden 19 is garbage IMO. Graphically it's okay, but the franchise mode is extremely stripped down, it's just as pay to win as Battlefront 2 and NBA2K series. Unless you just have to have online play and you don't mind spending a truck load of money, I'd skip it all together. Madden 08 and the mods we have for it with NZAs editor and the brilliant work by the mod community on the official yearly releases + mock drafts + DAT editor and Calhoupe's launcher for rule changes is great stuff. And my computer can easily handle Madden 19, 1080GTX, I6700K, 32gb RAM, 2x Samsung EVO 500gb SSDs... I still choose to stick with Madden 08 because it's the better game and the only thing 19 offers in online play (larger base) is a giant BS paywall.

I still play Madden 08 and even when I get free copies of Madden for PS4 (friends don't want it after a while) - I just turn them down now or play it for 30 minutes and give it back.


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