Hey all. A while back, I had a lovely build planned. Due to apartment expenses, it ain't happenin.
But, I'm still not too satisfied with the way my current computer plays Counter-Strike Source. I play offline games (no high-speed internet
) with bots. I'll set up a game, and tell it to give me 19 bots, so I can be number 20. Two teams, 10 each. Whee. It gives me crappy frame rates in places. I have a little trouble with CS_Office, and more trouble with De_nuke, especially outside. It makes sniping VERY hard when the crosshairs are all jerky and stuff. I don't remember what it's like to play online. Does playing with human players give better frame rates (because it doesn't have to do the bot calculations/etc?)
Regardless, the only viable upgrade I can see is the video card. I have a ATI Radeon X850 Pro video card, that I paid a lot of money for. Apparently, nVidias are better (Don't flame me, I've searched and read the other posts) for what I need to do. Pssh. Even though the fricken box said that Half-Life 2 was optimized for ATI. Whatever. So, this nVidia card is going to have to be AGP, because I don't have/can't afford a lovely new pci-e/sli mobo right now. So, I've got three candidates here:
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I'm not a video card genius, so I'm asking you guys...which one do you think I should get?