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Old 12-22-2005, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what should be the first thing i invest in?

i have a gateway, p3, 733 mhz and 256 ram, and i have a XFX GeForce FX 5500 256MB DDR video card.. i kinda wanna play modern games.. but im on a very low budget
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much of a budget are you on? you could get a sempron 64 2800+ with a half decent mobo 1 gig of RAM and a 6600GT if possible.
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You most definately need a new CPU and RAM which means a new mobo that hopefully works with that video card (AGP right?).
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Let us know how much yo are willing to spend
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Cool "733mhz isn't that slow..."

around $400 will get you an Emachine:

http://www.e4me.com/products/product...Machines_T3104

you'd maybe wanna keep your video card.
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wait until ps3 comes out which will run unreal tournament 2007 flawlessly without spending $1500+
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i know but i want a computer.. and i have less than 100.. im just looking to upgrade
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the only thing you can get for under $100 is 1GB of ram.

But your never gonna play modern game unless you do a complete overhaul of your computer.
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You might want to consider haveing atleast 500-600$ budget to start palying modern games; that what i used to do:

with 600$ get:

A DFI mobo 100$
A 3200+ amd 150$
one stick of 512 ram ( YOU CAN UPGRADE IT LATER) 25-35$
A 6800GT vedio card 100-200$
Use your old case (free)
Get a crappy psu that supports pci express (40$)
that's all you need, you can upgrade the ram and other thing you don't like later.
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