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Old 05-01-2006, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a friend who is going to buy a PC. He is not into those high end games. He will use his PC to download music and some videos but he also want something that he will be able to play some games like Warcraft and DOTA, NBA Live, Counter Strike and will run decently (he does not care if he cant play it at max settings and details as long as it will run smoothly and decently)

So this setup is ok for that? :

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
80Gb Seagate SATA
Inno3D GeForce 6200 64Mb Turbocache
512Mb DDR400
standard ATX Casing
PSU 400W 24-pin

He has only limited budget of $400. Any comments?

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice
MSI K8N Neo4-F
Palit Geforce 6200TC 256Mb
2x512Mb SS Corsair Value Select
160Gb Seagate SATA
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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add a better card and another stick of ram and he could play any game out right now at medium/low settings so yeah it will do what he wants.

might want to look at this

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Old 05-01-2006, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah get a 6600, and 1GB 2x512mB dual channel, and he'll be fine.
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try to upgrade your ram as much then your video card it will help
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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also not enough info on your PSU... may or may not be sufficient for your rig..

and as others said, add a stick of the same 512mb ram..(or if cheaper, get a dual-channel kit=better)

and if you want to do some decent gaming... get this card:

$79 after mail in rebate

there was also another decent card but it looks like newegg removed it.. the sapphire x800gto for $79 w/o mail in rebate..

edit: you also get a free copy of age of empires 3 w/ the card i recommended.. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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And if you dont like AOE III just sell it so you actually bought your video card for less

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