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Old 12-01-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hey there.

I need to get a mid-range card that will run "Diablo 2", "Myst 3", "Counterstrike" and "Warcraft 3" respectively. I want to get a good motherboard and proccessor so that I can add a better graphics card later.

I hear that the Nvidia, Geforce and ATI radeon are quite good. My computer's range is between about $500-600 Canadian dollars and the system will be used primarily for gaming, online gaming and internet surfing, downloads etc. I know that this is a meager pricerange for a system like this, but I don't need crazy speed right away, I just want to be able to uprgrade it a lot so that I can evetually play games like "H2" and "Doom 3", as I have mentioned in another thread. If I can get a motherboard and proccessor that will be able to handle those games well when paired with good components that would be prefferable over getting a new mthrbrd and proccessor to run said games.

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:47 PM   #2
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get PCI express slot to plan ahead. I don't know canadian money but try the radeon X800 line or the GeForce 6800 line. And try to make it 256 mb of good ram. The DDRAM3 or something it's called.
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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Get the 9800XT 256 mb
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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he said diablo 2 and wc3 and myst 3..... those games can run on a 50 dollar graphics card with no problem, but with with 500 canadian money you have boy, you can buy a card so you don't have to ever upgrade!
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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yea, a geforce4 mx4000 ($40 US and that includes S/H) can run all those games more then great

i used to run diablo 2 and CS fine with 30+ FPS with my old tnt2 pro
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Go to WWW.NewEgg.com you can set up a good system for a good price.
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:02 PM   #7
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How about this...the most el cheapo card I could find!

XFX GeForce MX 4000 / 64MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / TV Out / Video Card

In Canadian dollars!

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...c.asp?CatId=28


Would this Run Diablo 2 and Cs?
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:23 PM   #8
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People actually use MX cards to play games??
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:41 PM   #9
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Would this Run Diablo 2 and Cs?

dude, trust me. it will run CS and diablo 2 excellently. for those games you probley can't tell the difference between a comp running that and a comp running a 6800 ultra (maybe.. unless you take CS to highest settings with full AA & AF)
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Actually, a company that I like is CyberPower. Their AMD AthlonXP configurator starts at $438 USD. Anyway, here is a link.

BTW, regarding the graphics card, I would go with a 6600GT on CyberPower's PCs. If not that, then a 9600XT, but I prefer nVidia.

www.cyberpowersystem.com
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