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Old 08-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Alright, well, I'm in a little bit of a dilemna. My computer at best is mediocore at best (at least from what I know of, and I'm only basing it off of the Graphics Card and RAM). I am thinking of getting a capture card, and all that jazz, also I plan on getting better games.

Here is my current computer specs:

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2)
Direct x: 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20x100)
Motherboard Name: Compaq Evo D510 CMT
MOther Board Chipset: Intel Brookdale-G i845G

RAM: 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)

Video Adapter: RADEON 9600 PRO Family (128 MB) and RADEON 9600 PRO SEC Family (128 MB)
3d Accelerator: ATI Radeon 9600
Monitor: ViewSonic VA1912w SERIES (NoDB) (pw60543044894)

Hardrives:

C: 38154 MB
F: 76315 MB
Total Size: 111.8 GB

Network:
Network Adaptor: Linsys Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v4.0 - Packet Scheduler Miniport

Now, my question is, should I try to upgrade this old thing or just buy a brand new by saving up money?

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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Yea, I do not get what you are asking. What kind of computer do you have and what are your specs?
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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I'm putting up the specs at the moment. I hadn't followed the pinned topic, so I'm downloading that program to get all of my specs. Sorry about that.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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It is ok.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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Alright, I posted the specs.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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Ok well depending upon what tasks you wish to carry out realy depends on what you should do , right now i am using a P4 2.8ghz , 512mb ram , 100gb storage and for my general tasks i havent got a problem , if i however wanted to play some brand new games i would need an upgrade so depends on what you want to do
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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Well yes, capture cards in themselves need at least 4gigs of space to just get all the content, and recommend 1 gig of RAM, so either way I need an upgrade. But I was thinking, if games come out later that I want, why shouldn't I get a computer capable of playing them?
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Well if you want to play any games released in the past 12 months and any due to be released my suggestion is to build a whole new system .
So depending on your budget will depend on how well you can play games as well
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Capture cards are for recording tv right? or wrong lol i use a usb dongle which is great and worked out much cheaper and doesnt take up a pci slot. Also ur cpu shdu be able to handle the tv playback fine on a usb dongle.
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