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dang, didnt even consider that...well he can use his current case.

and if his PSU supports ATX mobos, thene he can use that too,

the mobo i listed supports IDE hdd's, which im sure his is...nothing a litlle harddrive can't fix
I am pretty sure he is currently using a Compaq case which is to small for full ATX motherboards and he has a 250 watt powersupply which isn't really going to be able to power basically any decent graphics card. He certainly could keep using his current harddrives though he probably just wants to upgrade to a whole new rig.
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post #22 of 28
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I am pretty sure he is currently using a Compaq case which is to small for full ATX motherboards and he has a 250 watt powersupply which isn't really going to be able to power basically any decent graphics card. He certainly could keep using his current harddrives though he probably just wants to upgrade to a whole new rig.
you can get a cheap 500w ATX PSU on newegg $50

you can get a basic white case for like $20
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post #23 of 28
I'll be an A$$ and say one you build yourself...
As a start go with a 2.8GHZ CPU and a graphics card with MOST of the things you'll need gaming -wise...
No need to overdo it because you'll need the cash for other upgrades.
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by guitarcrazy44 View Post
you can get a cheap 500w ATX PSU on newegg $50

you can get a basic white case for like $20
Indeed you can. I actually linked a high quality 450 watt PSU for $57 earlier in the thread and told him to buy his case locally as it would be cheaper than paying the $15 shipping on cases from Newegg.
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Indeed you can. I actually linked a high quality 450 watt PSU for $57 earlier in the thread and told him to buy his case locally as it would be cheaper than paying the $15 shipping on cases from Newegg.[/QUOTE]

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post #26 of 28
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That AMD rig is very tempting...but a c2d and 8800gts after the price drop is

I will wait.
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My comp runs it (rather, CS:CZ, don't have CSS installed right now) on 60FPS (but my monitor is 60Hz LCD so I think it's forcing vertical sync) and steady and drops to 25-30 when there's smoke on the screen and it's pretty old...

You should be fine with a X1950XT and an E6600, but I'm guessing your motherboard is Socket 478, so you might need a new one.. a stronger power supply might be required too. (you can give it a shot and see if it runs ok, and if not buy one)

I wouldn't buy relatively old hardware since it'll soon be rendered obsolete and you'll be sorry for buying it. (well, the new stuff too, but a year or two later..)

P.S. I think they were asking about your specs since "Some Compaq crap" doesn't tell us much about what it's compatible with, and we don't know if your RAM is DDR1 or DDR2, so newer motherboards might not be compatible with it.


In other words, you probably have to buy a new computer altogether. (one part isn't compatible with the other)
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Pentiums are awful for CSS. no video card can change that.
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