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Old 09-11-2005, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello, please tell me if this build would be able to play cs:source well
(this is my first attempt at a custom pc, so plz tell me if im missing a part or something - suggestions to part changes would also be welcome)


SVA 17" LCD Monitor
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939
Windows XP Home
Corsair 512MB DDR1
Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX
Geforce 6600GT
Realtek ALC658C
Hard Drive:
80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE
Optical Drive:
Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
Communication: 10/100Mbps LAN
Power Supply: 300W

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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get a differenct psu, and get 1GB of ram

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Old 09-11-2005, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Integrated PVR
Integrated TV Tuner
Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)
IEEE 1394 - 4 pin Unpowered
IEEE 1394 - 6 pin Powered
Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
Serial - RJ11 Modular (Phone/Telco)
USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Video - 24 pin DVI-D
Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video)
Video - Coaxial (RF)
Video - RCA Composite Video
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
40 X (CD,CD-R)
24 X (CD,CD-R)
32 X (CD,CD-R)
Serial ATA
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
250 GB
DVD+-RW Dual Layer Combination Drive
16 X (DVD, DVD-R)
8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
2.4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
800 MHz
1 MB
1 GB
128 MB
2 GB
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
SD Card
xD-Picture Card
Intel Pentium 4 Processor w/ HT Technology
3.4 GHz
Intel 915G Chipset

What can I upgrade on this machine
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you dont need a gig of ram for source. The source engine does not take all that much to run well. I played source on 512mb of pc2700 with a radeon 9000 pro for a long time, and it ran just fine.

If your looking to get into other more current games, then yeah i would suggest a gig of ram.

I would also go with a bigger power supply. People seem to think they arent very important, when they are one of the most vital parts of your pc. Under powered, and your not going to run at all, or very poorly, with big chances of burning out your hardware alot sooner.
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