Re: Need Advice for a new computer
Yeah I learned how to build from this forum. I came on here with an Acer from last year and then I upgraded it and now I can build my own comps. Stick around for a while you will either learn how to fix your computer or learn how to build a way better one for way cheaper. You should IM some people from the forum to get a quicker response. Click the name of the person and then go to public profile and look for the screenname that complies with the IM client you use most.
Anyway, for CS:S you do not need a ~$800 computer. The reccomended system requirments are 2.4ghz 512MB RAM (I think?) Something like that. But you can still build one of the best comps out there with 800 dollars. When you build a comp you buy each part and put it together yourself. Sometimes it is half the cost of a computer from say... Dell or HP Compaq. If I am correct right now you can build up a comp with a Q6600, 2GB, 8800gt 320MB and 300gb for around 800?? Not sure but if you built that computer you would be able to run CS:S at max settings 20 times over. Or you could run Interent, WMP, Virus Scan, Limewire, and many more at the same time and no lag in CS:S.
P4 2.4GHz, 1.5Gb, 40Gb.
PowerBook G4 867MHz, 1Gb, 60Gb.