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Old 06-29-2009, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes sir, I sure did read your post. Allow me to quote you (bold and in italics for emphasis):

Originally Posted by imranh101 View Post
Well sadly I'm looking at $4-600 for a "budget gaming machine"
You never said that $600 was too much, you said $400-$600. If it was too much, you could have said $400-$500 or whatever your realistic budget is. I am sorry I must have mis-interpreted some how.

I meant to ask why wouldn't you be able to purchase the PC online, not the game. Sorry, I must be drinking again.

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #12 (permalink)

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No need to get snappy.

If you absolutely want to get a video card right now go for this: - SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards. It's within your budget with the rebate.

AGP has greater bandwidth than PCI and will give you better framerates.


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Old 06-29-2009, 09:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have that exact same card except mine is PCI-e, and its quite the solid card. However, I don't expect much older rigs to have a good enough PSU to even run that guy.

Maybe he'd be better getting a second hand X1950Pro AGP or x1950XT?
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His cpu is so old his machine would bottleneck that 3850 like you woudln't believe. He has a socket A athlon after all.

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:54 PM   #15 (permalink)

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That's why we've been telling him it's a bad idea but if he still wants it it's his decision.

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by imranh101 View Post
Not the game online, buying a computer online.
And yeah like I said $600 is TOO MUCH
Did you actually READ my post
If you want help on Tech Forums or any other decent forum on the internet a little respect goes a long way.

You've gotten several suggestions, all very good. Any upgrade you do to your current computer isn't going to amount to much because it's so old, period. Feel free to buy the hardware that has been recommended, just don't expect much.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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OK this obnoxious farce has gone on long enough, people have given you advice and have told you your current system is not worth spending money on. We give this advice freely and in our own time if you don't like this advice you can go elseware.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Alright here is the end of it.

imranh101 you have 2 options.

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