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Old 06-06-2007, 06:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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soo i can just get all of that except for teh power supply and my computer will run perfectly fine right?

but i am probably will get the graphics card for free.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Why except for the power supply? I said theres a chance that your power supply would need to be upgraded as well, to power the new system.
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Why except for the power supply? I said theres a chance that your power supply would need to be upgraded as well, to power the new system.
x2 ..,...the most vital component!!!! arrrghh!
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ha ha...uhmm why what? why not get the power supply? because if my current comp can power that then i don't wana buy another >.< lol.
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You have a dell right? Chances are the power supply in that will not be able to power your new computer, besides I wouldn't risk it even if it is cutting it close.
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256 mb ram? thats unstuitable for XP!!! ur first upgrade is to get 768mb-1 gb ram,when i went ram shopping on ebay, there was really good 512 mb stick for 18$ try and get that.... u got 768 mb, then try for another 512 mb stick and u got 1.25 gb ram (i assume u have 3 DIMM slots like my system here)
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also halo 2 requires a geforce 6600 or Nvidia equivilaent or better GPU, 1 gb ram plus 4 gb hd space.... 2.0 ghz P4 min, 3.0 ghz P4 RECOMMENDED.... BUT IT WOULD BE BETTER GETTING ANOTHER 250$ AND GET A:

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lol...that was the build I usually recommend for $500.
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dam straight man i "stole" ur idea lol but its a butt kicker for the price.... thank our good buddy Sora for "edumacating" us... gotta love that "edumacation"
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okay after talking to my mom i might have a tighter budget..
i need the bare MINIMUM to play halo, guild wars, and counter strike.

i know the RAM stuff is needed, so no need in reminding that. I need a new graphics card, got that down. If i only get those will it still run it all fine?

why would i need a new harddrive? just not enough total memory?
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