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Darryl

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http://www.staples.c...&affixedcode=WW

Thinkin about possibly gettin one. It's around $480 US ($560 CAD). Would probably add another 512 of ram to bring it up to a gig and stick my Radeon 9250 and my SB Live in there for now. Probably get a 9600XT or somthing later on.

What do you guys think? Will it be able to run some of the newer games?
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not a bad system, i would recommend building or customizing your own. but with that radeon 9250 i dont think you will be playing any new games on settings higher then lowest. as far as a new graphics card goes radeons 9800 is a good choice for a "cheap gamer"
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something from the x800GT range would be better.
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I think I'm just going to build.

Athlon 3200
512 Ram (Will upgrade to 1 Gig)
9600 Pro 256Mb

Reading some reveiws on Newegg people say they play CS:S and Bf2 on medium settings with a similiar set-up, althought the card heats up, which I will add some ventilation to keep the temps down.

Any opinions?

Edited by Darryl, 27 December 2005 - 06:08 PM.

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That processor can handle all those games and the video card will play cs source pretty good. On battlefield 2 is where the performance will start to show for that 9800pro card. The card is actually pretty good but battlefield 2 demands a good video card and memory. It will be best to atleast get a gig of ram and that 9800 pro will do fine. Get the 1 gig of ram soon as possible.

Edited by jrm20, 27 December 2005 - 07:50 PM.

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I was talking to a friend of my neighbor's who is a computer tech. He said he built a few systems for people that are cheap, but are able to run most of the newer games.

AMD Sempron 2500 oc'ed to 2.3 Ghz
ATI Radeon 9550 256Mb
512Mb Ram

This seems crazy to me too, but he said he has one himself and he plays CoD2 and other demanding games smoothly. I don't understand how that can be possible, the specs seems way too low to be able to play high demanding games.
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I guess your friend doesnt know what he talks about when it comes to actually the parts performance *thats my opinion not to be rude*

AMD 64 3200+, great make sure the Core is Venice tho!

512 mb of Ram, upgrade to a gig asap!

9800pro, perfect for you my friend has one and well he gets pretty good FPS in games*he also plays fear,BF2,CS:source,UT2004,and COD2*

I was talking to a friend of my neighbor's who is a computer tech. He said he built a few systems for people that are cheap, but are able to run most of the newer games.

AMD Sempron 2500 oc'ed to 2.3 Ghz
ATI Radeon 9550 256Mb
512Mb Ram

The Graphic card just makes the requirements but it wont be good AT ALL their horrible better to go with the 9800pro!

Edited by Vision, 28 December 2005 - 12:16 AM.

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I would not buy a sempron. They are cheap and pretty good for what you pay for them, thats why they are so cheap you get what you pay for..

Anyway in games they do decent but not anywhere near an amd 64 bit. The sempron is like the celeron is to intel. Cheap chips.... Ya they are decent but you will notice a difference if you bought the real thing. Get an amd 64 bit venice 3200+. Sempron isnt really meant for games...
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see where i see problem is you are picking AGP cards and you should be picking PCI-E for any new system.
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LOL, true. I would buy a pci express board for around the same price range if I was on a limited budget like him and get a x700xt pci express video card at minimum.

an x800 card would be better.

But, let him get what he wants..

Edited by jrm20, 28 December 2005 - 03:06 PM.

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Lol. All I want is a computer that is able to run newer games, but that can be hard when you don't have very little money to do it.

I was taking to someone I game with and he has a 2.9 Ghz P3 with an x300 and 2 gigs of ram and runs Bf2 fine.

I'm going to talk to a few other people that I game with and see what their specs are and how they run some of the newer games and hopefully after that I will be able to make some final decisions and get to ordering some stuff. :tazz:
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I truely doubt that guy runs BF2 on high or even medium settings so thats kinda sucky, you can put a decent ew system together for $600-700 so a little saving and you could get a decent system that will play bf2 on high settings.
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