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Old 02-08-2009, 10:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Whirlwind View Post
he says he wants to MAX the game out.....sheesh.
All he said was 'decent settings', unless I'm thinking of the wrong 'he'.

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Is it possible to build a decent gaming rig for $600? I want to be able to play games like Oblivion and Fallout 3 with decent settings. I don't know much about computers so I don't really know what to look for. There are so many videocards now, it confuses me.

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Will you be running Qarl's Texture Pack [a mod] on this comp (for Oblivion) because that makes things somewhat demanding...

If you just want to run it with decent settings any build will generally do that... but Tenebaum's build can max it out easily even with Qarl's Texture Pack and some of the visual mods it comes with

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I would get a samsung optical drive. I find that the trays on the LGs can be a bit loose additionally I find that the samsungs are quieter and have a nicer action. Just my 2p.

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Old 02-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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sorry....my bad.....I thought it said he wanted to max the game out.

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