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[FH2Dev]azreal
07-17-2007, 01:02 AM
so im going to build a new comp so i'll have one at my mom's and dad's. and since i can't get a hold of my normal computer *****, i was hoping i could get some help here. now lets be reasonable here people. i dont want some1 tellign me to go buy a $2000 video card, but something above average would be acceptable

Paasky
07-17-2007, 02:55 AM
Do like I did, buy everything 2nd hand. I got my fairly good rig for a grand total of old pieces (HD, monitor, cd-rw, dvd-rw, soundcard, speakers, mouse & keyboard) + about 400€ of new stuff. And WiC works on medium settings without any lag :D
Examples: Radeon x1600 Pro = 60€, 400W silent power = 35€.

But then again this is Finland, where everyone is a nice person :) Or perhaps 2nd hand is too much like communism :lol:



Seriously though, start by selecting a processor & MoBo, then RAM & gfx card, then the rest. Apparently www.newegg.com (or some such) has 2nd hand, or atleast cheap, stuff?

70D|Sd TheRocketeer
07-17-2007, 04:33 PM
ive got an ATI x700 and its never given me problems with anything. my friend x800 or x850 or something is slightly better. agp or pci-e, im not sure which way to go these days.

Paasky
07-17-2007, 07:09 PM
PCI-E definately, AGP is 90's technology (or, IIRC, even later than that). PCI-E is the only way to go if you want ANY upgradability.

I'm sure you can get an x1800 pro even for about 50$ these days, as I bought mine... back in the SEA-theater.