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jackie rffrf Feb 13, 2012, 08:51pm EST Report Abuse
How good could I run counter strike source
what setting highest lowest ect and how will it preform

dual core 64 bit, windows xp,2gb of ram,nVidia integrated video (DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Processing Unit) or PCI Express x16 graphics card,2.40GHz/80GB.

same with this one

xp
AMD Athlon Xp 1900+
768mb memory
40gb hardrive
gefore mx 440 video card (vga/dvi/s-video)


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Bungle Feb 13, 2012, 08:58pm EST Report Abuse
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That system is going to really struggle to play that game... Don't expect much beyone the minimum settings if you can get the FPS to an acceptable level at all.

Core i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H110 | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H | 32GB 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
2x EVGA GTX 780 SLI | 256GB OCZ Vector SSD | 4TB Hitachi 7K4000
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Corsair 650D | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Meats_Of_Evil Feb 13, 2012, 11:10pm EST Report Abuse
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jackie, almost any modern PC can run CSS these days. If you state a budget we can surely help you to build a very economical PC that can play games beyond CSS.

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jackie rffrf Feb 14, 2012, 10:29am EST Report Abuse
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I was really trying to get one at 200
because its specifically going to be used for css

This guy offered me his custom one for 300
how would this pc run the game and is it a good deal?

Case Coolermaster 690
/Motherboard: Asus P5N-D (Supports SLI)
/CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (Overclocked to 3.2 ghz)
/Heatsink: Masscool 90mm (Can't remember the exact model) The heatsink in the picture is a zalman 9700, this one is smaller.
GPU: OEM Nvidia GTS 450
Ram: 4gb 4x1gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2
Power Supply: 500w Thermaltake
Hard drive: 1 TB Seagate
Optical Drive: 16x CD/DVD Burner
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Reason Feb 14, 2012, 11:09am EST Report Abuse
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Those are decent prices for the individual hardware, but it's older tech and already somewhat outdated. However, it will run CSS well, so if you're willing to pay $300 to do that, maybe that's a good deal for you.

If the OS is legit, I would pay $200 for it without much regret, $250 I would be on the fence, but for $300 I would probably keep looking. I'm a cheap bastard though.

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jackie rffrf Feb 14, 2012, 11:15am EST Report Abuse
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john albrich Feb 14, 2012, 11:59am EST Report Abuse
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Some things to consider re the used computer, especially as money appears to be a critical element here and I have to assume that unexpected expenses would be really bad.

Just be sure you understand you're getting a GTS 460 and not a GTX 460. HUGE difference. A vanilla GTS460 may be less than half as fast as a vanilla GTX460.

The disk drive is likely on the old-ish side. It could also be a slow 5400-5900rpm drive. If you can obtain the model and serial number info I think Seagate still has a "your drive was built on date xyz" webpage. These kinds of inquiries could screw-up a "low-ball" deal but IF...IF...the seller seems really reasonable and might not be too "insulted", you could also ask to check the SMART information or run some tests in front of you to see if it has any existing or developing problems before you take it. Otherwise, you might be replacing the drive in a fairly short time. 1TB 7200rpm drive prices are over $100 right now...would kinda negate the savings...although you can get a decent refurbished 640GB 7200rpm for ~$50 with the right deal but you have to wait for it to pop up. Normal current refurb price is ~$70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145565

IF you do get chance to run some tests, might as well do memory and CPU tests as well. But of course the guy might not want you running your own software on his machine and might not want to bother downloading and running test/diagnostic freeware like UBCD (memory, motherboard, CPU, etc).

Also, an "iffy" Win7 is a real roll of the dice as to whether it's on a timer or not. And, without a valid product key (that also hasn't been shared with someone or installed on another system)...that could mean another $60-$130 expense in your future.

Reason Feb 14, 2012, 12:00pm EST Report Abuse
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Without doing very much research, here are the prices that I would consider reasonable for the parts, totals about $315.

Case: Coolermaster 690
$35 (I had this this case and sold it for $35 on craigslist)
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D (Supports SLI)
$50
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (Overclocked to 3.2 ghz)
$50
Heatsink: Masscool 90mm (Can't remember the exact model) The heatsink in the picture is a zalman 9700, this one is smaller.
$20
GPU: OEM Nvidia GTS 450
$50
Ram: 4gb 4x1gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2
$30
Power Supply: 500w Thermaltake
$25
Hard drive: 1 TB Seagate
$50
Optical Drive: 16x CD/DVD Burner
$10

The GTS goes for more than $100 new but you can get older high-end stuff for cheaper, so I wouldn't pay very much for it. I believe it's a decent card though. I ran HL2 EP2 on my 6800 Ultra at 1600x1200 at max settings (except AA), and the GTS is 4 generations ahead of it, so you should be fine. What resolution will you be playing at?

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Reason Feb 14, 2012, 12:02pm EST Report Abuse
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john albrich said:
Also, an "iffy" Win7 is a real roll of the dice as to whether it's on a timer or not. And, without a valid product key (that also hasn't been shared with someone or installed on another system)...that could mean another $60-$130 expense in your future.

Seconded on this. All your hardware is worthless if your OS is locked. If you have a workaround then that's all you.

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jackie rffrf Feb 14, 2012, 12:25pm EST Report Abuse
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Reason Feb 14, 2012, 02:39pm EST Report Abuse
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Should be fine, here's the BMs for MW2, a newer DX9 game, and it runs at 67 fps on the test rig.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gts-450-review-roundup/18

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