Originally Posted by ellisbodds
I'm going to be upgrading my PC soon with a new GPU, but it's not going to have that whole "wooo building a new PC!" factor. xD
Yeah, I don't like just upgrading one part, but when I do, I tend to disassemble my whole rig, and putting it all together again... I just love it
Originally Posted by De-Zant
That will do CSS easily. I had this old athlon 64 x2 3800+ which could do CSS without any lag. That CPU is superior to my old one.
But just don't get a worse CPU than what you are currently planning on, that's pretty much the minimum for a gaming PC.
Yeah, I knew that the Phenom II series were the best in AMD's selection, and I know the X2 is the minimum, but so is his budget
I mean, it's seriously hard to build a PC, when the budget is so low, so I think I did a fairly good job
He wanted to buy my old system for around the same price, and we're talking about a BFG: nForce 680i SLI, 4 Gb. DDR2-8500 CL5 RAM, GeForce 8800GTS 320 Mb., and E8500 CPU...
I didn't want to cheat him, so I put together this one, and I'll be selling my old one in parts then
Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink
That setup would be excellent for not only CS:S at max at probably 2560x1600 (its cpu intensive not gpu) and HTPC needs too
I still have yet to figure out what HTPC is
I just had a feeling that his build should feel new, you know?