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# 41940 25-Sep-2009 14:56
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looking to buy a new monitor for my desktop.
would be using it for normal every day use and
gaming every now and then. for the gaming
and media sides of things im guessing ill be
wanting a HD ready or  full HD monitor right?

could you guys provide links or models for good
hd/full hd monitors that would soot my needs
and have great price values?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9308
is that any good or are there others for better
price?

finally i have a ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card;
is this good and will it play games like css fine with
high detail or?

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  # 258367 25-Sep-2009 15:49
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Your video card will be fine for CS:S.
Im looking at upgrading my current video solution which plays CS:S fine to a 4850 :)




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  # 258378 25-Sep-2009 16:13
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ok great. now all i need to do is buy it from steam which hopefuly wont b too hard and buy monitor :/

 
 
 
 


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  # 258392 25-Sep-2009 17:17
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If you know someone who already has CS:S, do the following :
Install Steam, copy your friends SteamApps (I think it is) directory into your steam directory and then you have all the data files etc, saves on downloading it all :)
Then "buy" it via the steam store.

Should be it :)




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  # 258403 25-Sep-2009 17:51
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ATI have released new GFX cards, http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD-5870-DirectX-11-GPU-Review/ might be worth a look at.

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Game Edition Video Card, Radeon HD 5850, 1024MB, DDR5, PCIe-16, DVI, CrossFire, HDMI At $500 looks really nice.

This should anyway push down the cost of any 4850's.



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Master Geek


  # 258409 25-Sep-2009 18:07
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xpd: If you know someone who already has CS:S, do the following :
Install Steam, copy your friends SteamApps (I think it is) directory into your steam directory and then you have all the data files etc, saves on downloading it all :)
Then "buy" it via the steam store.

Should be it :)

yea ill grab a copy of css from a mate..dont really wanna waste 6gb of bandwidth usage when i only have 10 lol



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  # 258412 25-Sep-2009 18:15
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hellonearthisman: ATI have released new GFX cards, http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-ATI-Radeon-HD-5870-DirectX-11-GPU-Review/ might be worth a look at.

The Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Game Edition Video Card, Radeon HD 5850, 1024MB, DDR5, PCIe-16, DVI, CrossFire, HDMI At $500 looks really nice.

This should anyway push down the cost of any 4850's.

are these real good ones? dont know alot about this stuff but i currently have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT desktop; core i7 2.67ghz, 4gb ram, 600gb hd, 64bit vista premium soon to be win7 premium, would my system work fine with either of those gpu's and which one is better and costs for both?
also how much do u think i cud sell my 4850 for, 2 days old?
thanks.

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  # 259151 28-Sep-2009 21:39
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Nice rig! I'd hold on to the 4850 for a awhile longer, it is by no means a low end card.

If its a 512mb version you could probably flog it off for around $150.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=GeForce+GTX+260M



 
 
 
 


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  # 259197 28-Sep-2009 23:20
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casanova218:
xpd: If you know someone who already has CS:S, do the following :
Install Steam, copy your friends SteamApps (I think it is) directory into your steam directory and then you have all the data files etc, saves on downloading it all :)
Then "buy" it via the steam store.

Should be it :)

yea ill grab a copy of css from a mate..dont really wanna waste 6gb of bandwidth usage when i only have 10 lol


Copying the directories etc is a bit of a mickey mouse way to be honest.

Steam has a backup facility within it. You can backup the game to a directory and it creates an executable file along with it.
You then install Steam, run that exe file, and it will install it into yours, along with any installed updates etc. Its a more reliable method.
As long as you purchase the game, then it'll work fine.



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Master Geek


  # 259448 29-Sep-2009 18:08
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exactly what i did lol. thanks =]

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