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Is my pc any good for the very latest games

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by eas4uk, May 31, 2005.

  1. eas4uk

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    Hi folks,

    im looking at going into gaming on the pc and i need to know if my pc is upto spec? Ive pretty much always gamed on my PS2 until now so i know nothing about PC gaming at all

    Ive just bought a usb convertor for my Playstation 2 pad - are these any good?

    My current system is:
    Asus A8V mb
    AMD Athlon 64 3200 2.0ghz
    4 x crucial 512mb DDR Ram pc3200
    GEforce FX5500 256mb graphics card
    600w psu (not sure make etc...)

    One of my mates recently bought Doom 3 and had some problems trying to play it and I dont want these problems, regardless what game i buy
    However I dont really want to spend too much money...

    Can anyone help me out with some info please

    Cheers
    eas4uk
     
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    Your graphics card is probably the weakest link.

    You'd probably need to upgrade that to play the latest games.
     
  3. eas4uk

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    any recommendations? £150 absolute max - rather spend around £100...
     
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    6600GT would be my card of choice for less than £150, worth spending over your preferred £100 to get one, as nothing else can touch it for the price. :thumbsup:
     
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    9800 pro is fine and the populist's choice ... Keaton, come on, eas4uk does not have a PCI-E mobo, even so an AGP 6600gt would still be a good alternative...will probably cost you around £115 all in though - from Dabs anyway
     

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