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Old 07-13-2007, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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u could build a pre-penryn system, and then upgrade it later:

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Old 07-13-2007, 09:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fastrandstrongr View Post
it'll display windows, but you'll be able to play solitaire and nothing else.

And even that is a little generous.
are you kidding? the Radeon 9800 pro was once the top end of graphics cards. Before the X800 came out, People were buying it because they wanted to play the upcoming HL2.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, I agree my statement was a little over the top, but there has to be something said for hyperbole. Sure, that card will work fine with that monitor, but I doubt it will be able to play many (if any) games at native.

Anyways, whats with these people suggesting "cheap" core 2 duo hold-me-over systems? If you have the money to build one of those - with an 8800 no less - then I'd really like to be your friend.

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