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][v][P SexPistol wants back in!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SexPistol, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. SexPistol

    SexPistol New Member

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    hey guys! i've been out of the game for almost four months now. i'm going through some serious withdrawl. i moved to CA from the east coast (drove) with only the bare essentials, and for whatever reason my computer didn't enjoy being in the trunk. damn thing won't even turn on now... it's an athlon 800 with 512mb of RAM, so it's not the end of the world.

    but i need a new computer and i'm on a budget. i need one that'll run INF well enough so i can continue to kick most of your asses when i come back. i can only spend around $800 - 1,000 (at the most). i don't know a whole lot about building my own machine or where the best prices are... anyone care to offer some advice?

    thanks guys. lookin forward to seeing you all soon on the servers...
     
  2. cleve-ntt

    cleve-ntt random in the head.

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    Um, can you send me your ram? Please?

    Go to alienware.com and look at customising one of their high end machines to take the price off (get the cheapest stuff).
     
  3. sir_edmond

    sir_edmond In my own world

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    Check around the days after a major major holiday I bought my celoron 2.6 ghz, 512 ddr RAM for under $300
     
  4. Crowze

    Crowze Bird Brain

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    What exactly can you salvage from your old machine? A fairly decent monitor would slash the cost of a new PC. I'd advise against buying 2nd hand PC parts, can be a bit dubious. I can't really advise on where to buy stuff in the US, but if you need a hand configuring it, feel free to drop me a PM.

    Contrary to cleve, ignore Alienware if you're on any kind of a budget. They are seriously overpriced (at least, they are over here).
     
  5. NTKB

    NTKB Banned

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    OMG welcome back sex! Good to see you again, see you on the servers! :)
     
  6. w00p

    w00p Windows at its best

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    If you're on a really low budget, you should consider buying an older Voodoo3 3500...
    One hint though, never install Directx 9 ;)
    8.01 is the max you can go.

    I can't get DX9 out of my system and running UT in software at 15 FPS everything extreme low on 800*600 isn't fun.
    I'll soon reformat my HDD and reinstall everything, including DX 7 :p

    I myself have a voodoo3 2000 accompanied with a 600MHz P3 and 128MD SDRAM and are used to 40FPS 1024*768 with the usual hickup. ;)
    With a 3500 you should expect 50FPS on my system, now get a 1GHz processor and you've got a PC perfect for the UT99 engine that can manage UT2k3 and some heavier games at some lower settings and resolutions.
    Basicly quite for your buck, especially since you can buy such a system second hand for around 200€ or new around 300-500€.
    Though I don't think you'll ever be able to get a new V3...
    3DFX is out of buissness since 2001 I believe. :(
     
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  7. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    Yep, if you can, grab yourself a voodoo card. They'll be very inexpensive, and let you play infiltration in all its glory.

    Oh, and this is OT. :)

    *moved to OT*
     
  8. [UMC]Boron

    [UMC]Boron UMC's Official Drunkard

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    If you're looking for parts, I suggest going to http://www.newegg.com

    They have good prices, and are extremely reliable. I built a computer from parts ordered there (motherboard, ram, processor, cdrw, dvd,new case, new hard drive etc...) for around $1000
     
  9. cleve-ntt

    cleve-ntt random in the head.

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    I say go novatech.

    They have really really cheap cards.

    I wouldn't go cheap tho, about £100-£150 is a good price to pay for a card (a GOOD card).

    Oh, and go ATi - there latest cards really own the Geforce ones :p
     
  10. SaraP

    SaraP New Member

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    *looks happily at her brand-new DFI LanParty nForce II Ultra 400 motherboard and giggles cutely*
     
  11. MP_MG

    MP_MG New Member

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    Damn Sex man I havn't seen you in a while, I moved out west (in Canada though) I brought my pc but I live on a farm and cant get internet connection, but I am moving into Calgary so I can get high speed, I will see you soon buddy :)

    btw Sir Edmund, if you find an extra Glock 18 send me one ;)
     

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