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  1. #1 Resurrecting Older Gaming Comp. Still Up To Serious Gaming? 
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    im looking to get my old desktop up and running again to play new games but im wondering it the cpu and motherboard is up to it still. right now it has a abit nf7-s motherboard which is amd based. not 64 though. it currently has a amd athlon xp 2700+ installed that runs at 2.17ghz w/ a 333mhz fsb. considering its a few years old, its not that bad. the motherboard only supports AGP 4x/8x video cards so im wondering if the current batch of cards are support agp interface so i wont have to install a new mobo and cpu. if all goes well, i could be playing games again for under $500. any input from the experts on the forum?
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    here you go, 512mb Radeon x1600 pro AGP, $177:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...30660804302498

    Who'd have guessed, wal-mart of all places. 2.17ghz should be decent enough for most games, also, how much ram you got in there? might throw another gig in there for shits and giggles, and you'll still be under $300.

    EDIT: here's a 1gb stick that'll work with that mobo for $75, putting you under $250:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161679
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    I'd try and get a faster CPU if you want to play HL games/mods
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    thing is though, If you're gonna upgrade the cpu, you may as well spend the little bit extra to get the new ones, and then you'd need a new mobo, and it just wouldn't really be worth it. just don't fill a room full of explosive barrels in gary's mod and set them off....
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    my computer is relatively new, but is worst than all those old things
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    wow, 2 years ago you had a 2.17Gb machine? that must have cost a fortune then! They were top of the line at that time!

    I want to play the same lottery your playing!!
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    was a $200 cpu. good rig. very reliable board and cpu, which is why i dont wanna get rid of it yet
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    lol, 2 years ago I had the same machine I have now (3.4ghz P4, 1gb dual-channel ddr2-600, 256mb pci-e radeon x600 pro, 580gb in hdds) cost me like $2,000 back then, could've built it for less, but I paid more for other things like $200 for a pure aluminum full server tower, $80 for a logitech wireless desktop setup, and like $300 for the mobo (asus p5ad2 premium). Still decent for today's standards, but with the dual cores and stuff, it's starting to lag behind, but if I threw a water cooling setup in there, I could easily overclock it over 4ghz. with the stock fan I can oc it to 3.8ghz, but it runs somewhat warm, so it sorta worries me, lol.
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    my dream rig would be about 2k. aslo watercooled. id like to take my case and spray it flat black then have 50s style pinstriping painted on. would look so cool. if i deceide to build a new rig, im building with a few years of use in mind. i dont think its practical to try and keep up with the latest hardware. my case will last forever though
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    tyhe only old console i've ever played in my life has been a commodore 64 that was my uncle's...

    i've never touched a nes, snes, 64, NEVER
    so i dont now how special they are






    I think my first move into next generation of gaming will be buy a wii.
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    wrong topic... lol. your post needs to be in the console thread :-p
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    lol, hahaha, I was reading that and was like, wtf?
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    the topics were right next to each other lol. good example of why i make it a habit to read the last post in the thread before posting
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