Company of Heroes Recommended Parts
For World War II gaming fans, if you are looking for a great Real Time Strategy (RTS) game, look no further than Company of Heroes (often abbreviated as CoH). Since its release in 2006, the game has gained fame and fans ever since. Also, the game developer, THQ, has continually added patches for delivering the most realistic WWII gaming experience. Before you buy the game, you need to make sure your computer can handle the game's system requirements. This article does the research for you and recommends the necessary computer components so you can fully enjoy Company of Heroes.
Company of Heroes game requirements can be found here. Citing an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP processor as the minimum requirement, I recommend using a dual core CPU, such as the AMD Phenom II X2 560 Dual Core Processor
or the Intel Core i3-560 Dual Core Processor
. Either of these two processors will serve you well while playing Company of Heroes as each is capable of handling all the game's requirements. If you have the money to spare, the next step up would be a quad-core processor. The AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core CPU
or the Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Quad Core Processor
are excellent choices for a Quad Core processor.
512 MB of RAM is listed as the memory system requirement and this is rather modest compared to the latest computer games being released. With memory prices incredibly low currently, I recommend purchasing 4GB of DDR3 memory. This will help “future proof” your computer ensuring it is ready for the most modern games. I recommend using two 2GB memory modules and running them in dual channel mode for maximum speed for your gaming computer. Corsair produces some excellent memory sets including this one
. Corsair memory has served me well over my ten years of building computers and I highly recommend them.
Recommended Video Card
Similar to the memory requirement, the video card necessary to run Company of Heroes is rather modest. A 64MB DirectX 9.0c card is needed however, to fully enjoy the game at the highest settings, you'll want a card that features at least 1GB of memory. The XFX GeForce 9500 GT 550M Video Card
is a great choice to enjoy all the features of Company of Heroes. If you prefer an AMD graphic card, look no further than the XFX Radeon HD 5570 Video Card
. With either the NVIDIA or AMD graphic card part of your gaming computer build, you'll enjoy all the excellent graphics and visual details of the Company of Heroes game series.
Company of Heroes is truly an outstanding entry in the WWII RTS genre. Featuring a great, historically accurate storyline, exceptional visuals and outstanding multiplayer action, CoH has definitely earned its place among the highest rated PC games. Using the components recommended above, you'll have a gaming rig capable of running the highest settings for Company of Heroes.
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