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Old 10-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a budget of about $500-$550. I want to be able to play css with a good fps and im pretty sure this could be done with this amount of money. I pretty much need everything but a graphics card.
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Graphics card pretty much tells if you can play a game with decent settings... mind telling what you have? and what interface it uses? (AGP or PCI-e)
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lol yah that would probably help you out...I have a xfx geforce 8800gs...I also dont need monitor, keyboard, mouse, and os
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Ahh very nice choice... you'll crazy max it out.. too bad for the 125 FPS Cap..

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Comes to $552 before shipping and note to vernong, CSS caps at 299.
Wow, nice build.

And yes, CS:S can go up to 299 fps.

In console, type fps_max 301
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Seriously? I thought it was 125... too much COD4 for me lately..

Wow.. nice build btw... changes I'd recommend is the RAM, kind of weak 5-5-5-15 for DDR2 800

and the Antec 300 is cheaper after shipping:
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Seriously? I thought it was 125... too much COD4 for me lately..

Wow.. nice build btw... changes I'd recommend is the RAM, kind of weak 5-5-5-15 for DDR2 800
Yes, but the RAM is of good quality, and for 50 bucks, I think it's justified.
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Wow.. nice build btw... changes I'd recommend is the RAM, kind of weak 5-5-5-15 for DDR2 800
I personally find the benefit of performance RAM to be negligible. Tighter timings and faster speeds is not worth the extra investment in RAM as that money can be spent on upgrading the other parts.
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