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Old 09-01-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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ok im new to this and im only 15 years old so im trying to go cheap. i was wondering if i get the dell dimension 3000 which is dells cheapest pentium 4 and upgrade it with a SAPPHIRE Radeon X700 100122 Video Card - OEM from newegg its like $109 will it run cs:s smoothly if it wount wats my cheapest alternative thanks for the help.

PS cs:s will be the only thing this pc will do thanks for the help and plz try to explain in a way i will understand thanks im a pc noob
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Old 09-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Id dont think the dell 3000 even has an agp slot for a graphics card, it also has too little ram for cs.
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Old 09-01-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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Well, the minimum, I think, for CS:S is 256mb, to run it at an acceptable speed. But, the thing is, I don't know about that dell's psu will be able to support that card. If it's the lowest end... nah. THe dell should have an agp slot... I doubt any comps from 5 years ago don't. They all do, or pci ex. My comp plays cs:s perfectly, lol, yeah, it's nice, but yeah. You can try, or at least the 6200 can play cs:s too, or even the 6600gt if you have money...
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get a single 6600gt, and as long as its got a agp slot you'll be good. if you dont have a big enough psu and it wont remove to put in a new one buy a psu and lay it beside ur case and use that to power the video card. what are the specs of the 3000?
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:06 PM   #6
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Well i got my setup:

MSI Nforce motherboard with a PCI express slot
512ram (Dual channel)
6600 256mb
AMD 3000+ anthlon 64 (Venice core)
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Got all that for like 700 so if you REALLY want to keep it cheap and Tear there css ur gonna need to build your own.
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mine gets me in CS_CRIBS_ITALY 464 fps, was my tops. but in office with a single 6600gt i was getting no less than 100fps with high settings except AA and AF.
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Wow i get 100+ on all maps with all high and AA on x2 and the other AA (forgot what its called) at x16 with a single 6600 256mb OC a little and thats not a GT :O
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so do i with everythign maxed out nicluding AA and AF but ill land at like 105fps for a sec so i was being conservative with my other numbers
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Hey, my fx5700 runs HL2 with the settings maxed out. But if u are looking for a new vid card I'd get 6600GT.
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