Hey everyone, New to the forums *waves* I love Civ. I hate Civ... I manage to play the deity Europe map pretty good, but huge maps are just non-playable. I'm just wondering, since the new space game is going to be the same engine - is my PC just not up to the task? I assume it's mainly a CPU-intensive game but I hear it's RAM or this or that. I need specifics really. My setup manages to play any other game maxed out, but that's probably down to the GPU. Below are my specs. If someone honest can tell me what would be worth upgrading I will go out and get the parts tomorrow probably. Desktop I built in 2008: Core i7-920 "Nehalem" 2.4Ghz Quad 8GB DDR-3 Recently upgraded GPU (top-end ATI, not worth mentioning as it can handle anything..) SSD (new as well) The 920 is old but still, was top end at the time so has held its value/performance very well. Would upgrading the RAM or CPU make any *meaningful* effect on late-game play? I get around a 20-30 second wait time at end game on Deity Europe. A huge earth map would probably be over the minute mark past industrial. The times reduce drastically if I switch on quick-combat.. But I dun wanna see quick combat!!