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Old 01-14-2009, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I believe what he is saying is if you built a computer 3 years ago and it played all the high end games on really high settings then, that now it will still play all the games of today but at lower settings. However the newer lower setting games will still look about as good as the older games with their higher settings.

Example - FarCry set to really high looks about as good as Crysis on lower settings.

Its something I try to explain to people all the time when they say you need to upgrade your computer constantly to play games.


To the OP: I would do what baron5 suggested. Maybe get a gtx280 if you find a deal or the gtx295 but the core216 should do really well.
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Yeah, I haven't played L4D on computer.
That is why you fail so hard.
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OMG TY DARIO! Yeah, I haven't played L4D on computer, yet, but I tried to explain it in a real life situation.
How can you not have played L4D yet?

Its like going to the cinema when I sit down to play that game.
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so yeah back to the OP, if you want to spend the extra cash your could get a monster gtx295, but id rather just get that system for now and upgrade along the way.
a corsair 750tx psu would be a nice psu too. and get the desired hdd u need.
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