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Im getting a new computer and i was wondering if these are good spec to play css on? Here are the specs: Inspiron 1525 Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T3200 (2.0GHz/667Mhz FSB/1MB cache) Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1 LCD Panel Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800) Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) Memory 2GB2 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 (2 Dimms) Hard Drive Size: 250GB3 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) Video Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0

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    Don't get it. That computer is terrible!

    A) It still uses a pentium rather than a core2duo
    B) It uses an integrated graphics chip
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    How much? that computer pretty sucks, if you want to, you can build your own for cheaper and better specs and proberly future proof
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    Whats so bad about it?
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    The whole thing
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    Like what my computer im playing on now doesnt have vista and its a dell
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    Doesnt have to have vista.

    whats your budget?
    and how much are you buying that for
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    Oh god that computer just made me vomit. The Graphics is the worst problem fix that and it's more of an option. This is an exact example of those computers sold to people who don't knwo what they're doing. They think the best way to save money is to give a cheap graphics and laugh.
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    Whats so bad about it?


    I posted two major problems and labelled them A and B in my first post in this thread.
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    I did not think you could buy computers with integrated chips anymore.
    Where i live every computer comes with a 8 series card or higher.
  • 9y
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    I only need directx 9,0 graphics which i can download
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    Why would you want to buy a computer that can only just run a game that is years old?
    Would you not want a computer that can play up to date games plus games that are coming in the future for maybe the same price or a bit more expensive?
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    Everything but the video card is decent for CSS. It will barely run, if even on that integrated card. Also since source is CPU heavy, 2 ghz is sort of iffy.
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    If you mean download a graphics card, no you cant.

    Whats your budget
    and how much are you buying that computer for
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    Im buying this computer for 600$ and im not talking about downloading a graphics card im talking about updating it and also i dont want a computer that runs css very good just so i can play it often like i dont want it to be the best at running css
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    Im buying this computer for 600$ and im not talking about downloading a graphics card im talking about updating it and also i dont want a computer that runs css very good just so i can play it often like i dont want it to be the best at running css


    Still, integrated is a no no, it will have mucho problemo, go for a computer with a discrete(dedicated) graphics card.

    Also, that computer is a complete and utter rip off for 600$.
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    I only need directx 9,0 graphics which i can download

    You have to have a card that can support it, and an integrated card will not.
    If you have no knowledge on computers, then i'd suggest buying one off of newegg.
    This should be able to run css fine, and probably most other games you might want.
    Posted by howyoudoing6

    Im buying this computer for 600$ and im not talking about downloading a graphics card im talking about updating it and also i dont want a computer that runs css very good just so i can play it often like i dont want it to be the best at running css

    It doesn't take much to run css, but if you don't get a decent framerate there's a huge amount of things you cannot do on it. I don't know if you play on playing any mods on it, but I do know that on those zombie mod servers with 50+ people on them, you'd need a decent computer to handle that.
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    Posted by Redochi

    Posted by howyoudoing6

    I only need directx 9,0 graphics which i can download

    You have to have a card that can support it, and an integrated card will not.
    If you have no knowledge on computers, then i'd suggest buying one off of newegg.
    This should be able to run css fine, and probably most other games you might want.


    Im getting a laptop not a tower
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    Posted by Redochi

    Posted by howyoudoing6

    I only need directx 9,0 graphics which i can download

    You have to have a card that can support it, and an integrated card will not.
    If you have no knowledge on computers, then i'd suggest buying one off of newegg.
    This should be able to run css fine, and probably most other games you might want.


    Im getting a laptop not a tower

    In that case, if you don't mind paying a lot of money, I think you would be satisfied with this.
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    Alright listen im not buying this my dad is buying me this for christmas
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    Well can't you explain to your dad that this is a out of date laptop, and maybe get a different one for a bit more money?
    Redochi i think that is a bit of a big difference in prices to what he was going to buy.
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    Ok everyone how about this laptop its the same price but it is an acer

    Windows Vista® Home Premium; AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz); 1GB (1/0) DDR2 667 SDRAM; 120GB hard drive; integrated Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM); 5-in-1 card reader; 14.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display, Acer® CrystalBrite Technology; integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7000M graphics; 802.11b/g WLAN, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam
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    7000M is still iffy, get something that's not integrated.
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    How about this one

    Windows Vista® Home Premium; Intel® Celeron® Processor 560 (1MB L2 cache, 2.13GHz, 533MHz FSB); 1GB (512/512) DDR2 667 SDRAM; 120GB hard drive; integrated Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM); 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display, Acer® CrystalBrite Technology; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100; 802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem, integrated webcam
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    Ok, dude, look at the graphics card part, if it says integrated, or intel anything, don't freaking get it.

    Look for Nvidia or ATI.
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    Well every laptop that is 600$ has a intel or intergated
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    I think THIS will be a nice laptop, as long as your not gonna run Crysis on max. Although it could probably cope with crysis on medium with 1200x800 resolution.
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    OMG I want a laptop this is 600$ not 1000$ and is able to run css i dont care if the laptops graphics are bad just so i can run css
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    OMG I want a laptop this is 600$ not 1000$ and is able to run css i dont care if the laptops graphics are bad just so i can run css


    The one i showed you was 950$ and is well worth the extra money, it will also run CSS and all other Valve games perfectly fine on high.
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    Ok now there is no point in showing him laptops over 600$, he has specifically asked for one around that price, why show him laptops around 1000$?
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    OMG I want a laptop this is 600$ not 1000$ and is able to run css i dont care if the laptops graphics are bad just so i can run css

    OMG don't be an ass to those who are helping you. Instead of rejecting people's advice, I advise you to take it on board and listen to them, they seem to know a hell of a lot more than you.

    Eh, I know more than you, and I know very little about decent computer parts.
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    Posted by Eminence

    Posted by howyoudoing6

    OMG I want a laptop this is 600$ not 1000$ and is able to run css i dont care if the laptops graphics are bad just so i can run css

    OMG don't be an ass to those who are helping you. Instead of rejecting people's advice, I advise you to take it on board and listen to them, they seem to know a hell of a lot more than you.

    Eh, I know more than you, and I know very little about decent computer parts.


    Its kinda hard to listen when there showing me 1000$ laptops.
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    Posted by howyoudoing6

    Posted by Eminence

    Posted by howyoudoing6

    OMG I want a laptop this is 600$ not 1000$ and is able to run css i dont care if the laptops graphics are bad just so i can run css

    OMG don't be an ass to those who are helping you. Instead of rejecting people's advice, I advise you to take it on board and listen to them, they seem to know a hell of a lot more than you.

    Eh, I know more than you, and I know very little about decent computer parts.


    Its kinda hard to listen when there showing me 1000$ laptops.


    I advise you to edit the thread and make it say that you have a specific budget of $600. New viewers of threads like these often times are gung-ho and post things without reading around.
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    Acer Aspire AS6530-5195 Notebook
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • AMD Athlon X2 1.9Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 Memory
    • ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU
    • 160GB HDD
    • Wireless



    $649.99


    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.
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    Posted by Rootbeerz

    Acer Aspire AS6530-5195 Notebook
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • AMD Athlon X2 1.9Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 Memory
    • ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU
    • 160GB HDD
    • Wireless



    $649.99


    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.


    You sir, should listen to this fine young man. He speaks the truth! :)
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    Posted by Rootbeerz

    LAPTOP

    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.


    Nice find ;D
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    You probably couldn't even play minesweeper on that.

    And if your budget is $600, why not just build a badass computer instead of a mediocre laptop? I already have a $600 setup that will play any game you own.
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    Http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3636603

    Maybe you should check this one out.
    It's pricy, but good.
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    Posted by Teh ninja

    Http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3636603

    Maybe you should check this one out.
    It's pricy, but good.

    Holy fuck I hope that was a joke.
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    Posted by jdawg007

    Posted by Teh ninja

    Http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3636603

    Maybe you should check this one out.
    It's pricy, but good.

    Holy fuck I hope that was a joke.


    Are you on somthing
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    Posted by Moses

    Everything but the video card is decent for CSS. It will barely run, if even on that integrated card. Also since source is CPU heavy, 2 ghz is sort of iffy.

    Lol, my friend has a 1.2ghz amd cpu and 512mb ram and a nVidia GeForce 6200 pc. It runs cs:s at 40-50 frames at low and 1024x768 resolution
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    Posted by Sarkdog

    Posted by Moses

    Everything but the video card is decent for CSS. It will barely run, if even on that integrated card. Also since source is CPU heavy, 2 ghz is sort of iffy.

    Lol, my friend has a 1.2ghz amd cpu and 512mb ram and a nVidia GeForce 6200 pc. It runs cs:s at 40-50 frames at low and 1024x768 resolution


    But this guy said he wants to run it well, so that's moot.
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    It has intergrated graphics your lucky if that will even play css its totally not worth the money. The best thing you could do is build your own computer and people on FPSB will help you pick the parts.
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    Posted by MopyDud3

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    Acer Aspire AS6530-5195 Notebook
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • AMD Athlon X2 1.9Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 Memory
    • ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU
    • 160GB HDD
    • Wireless



    $649.99


    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.


    You sir, should listen to this fine young man. He speaks the truth! :)

    Yeah, buy for this one! This is easily the best laptop you can get for the money.
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    Posted by Rootbeerz

    Acer Aspire AS6530-5195 Notebook
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • AMD Athlon X2 1.9Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 Memory
    • ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU
    • 160GB HDD
    • Wireless



    $649.99


    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.


    I suggest you look around at actual stores before doing anything, especially with black friday coming up. I found basically the same computer (more HDD space, smaller screen, built in camera, and a toshiba) for around 450 at Office Depot. I imagine that deals on computers on black friday would be excellent as well.
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    That's probably one of the very few lappehs you'll find for the price that'll run CS:S. Just don't expect it to look pretty.
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    Go to Ibuypower

    I found a pretty good pc for about 600-680..
    Way better than that one..
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    All for $1,000+? Ya. iBuyPower sucks fucking shit, all of their crap is overpriced junk.
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    Posted by $carface

    Posted by Rootbeerz

    Acer Aspire AS6530-5195 Notebook
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • AMD Athlon X2 1.9Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 Memory
    • ATi Radeon HD 3200 GPU
    • 160GB HDD
    • Wireless



    $549.99


    Well worth the extra $50, trust me.


    I suggest you look around at actual stores before doing anything, especially with black friday coming up. I found basically the same computer (more HDD space, smaller screen, built in camera, and a toshiba) for around 450 at Office Depot. I imagine that deals on computers on black friday would be excellent as well.

    Yeah, if not - Newegg also has deals. The laptop above is now $549.99
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    I'm thinking about buying one myself. O.O
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    Posted by gameripper

    That's probably one of the very few lappehs you'll find for the price that'll run CS:S. Just don't expect it to look pretty.


    Like I said, I own a similar laptop, and can run crysis well. I get great FPS on CSS on high.
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