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Old 10-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default The Orange Box Comp

As most of you know, The Orange Box (Half Life 2, Portal, TF2) came out a couple weeks ago. I really want to get it, it's just that my computer wouldn't even stand a chance at running it. Now here comes the problem. I've never even looked into computers or even thought about building one before until now. I did some research and there is just too much to choose from. Any suggestions as to what I should get? Ideally, the computer should be able to run The Orange Box and various other games with max specs.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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As most of you know, The Orange Box (Half Life 2, Portal, TF2) came out a couple weeks ago. I really want to get it, it's just that my computer wouldn't even stand a chance at running it. Now here comes the problem. I've never even looked into computers or even thought about building one before until now. I did some research and there is just too much to choose from. Any suggestions as to what I should get? Ideally, the computer should be able to run The Orange Box and various other games with max specs.
if u wanna run it on max settings, u dont need that good of a PC
my 3ghz P4, 7600GT, and 2GB dDR400 will run it perfectly very fast on 1280x1024

get a new PC tho
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, I was planning to build an entirely new PC, but I have no knowledge on how to do so. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
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Well, beofre you throw yourself in the new PC market, what is your current PC's specs?
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #5
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Tell me how much your looking to spend, and I'll give you a good guideline on what parts to get.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:34 AM   #6
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Maybe around 600 dollars. I'll go a little over if I have to. Think I can make a good comp with that much?
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:18 AM   #7
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a very good one
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case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147074
20 bucks

psu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
120

mb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121099
103 bucks

cpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115014
125 bucks

ram -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034
65bucks

hd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075
50

dvd drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153
35 bucks

gpu - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
100

cpu cooling - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
20 bucks

over clock that intel core 2 duo way way up with the cooler
mother bored supports next intel quad cores
lots of ram
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if your willing 2 save up another 100 bucks you can get a nvidia 8600 witch is a much more powerfull card and will run any game on the market
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