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Would this computer be good for gaming?

By \=hitman=/ ยท 9 replies
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Hi, well I'm looking to get a new computer. I was wondering if this is a good computer for gaming, but mostly if it will give me good results in CSS (on the default settings without adding any of the extra components):


    According to my parents, it's that or nothing. I can't pay for it because I'm broke, lol. So would it be good for gaming (mostly CSS)?
  2. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,524   +412

    It should be able to run Counterstrike Source (default settings) without a problem at all, performance wise. If your parents are willing to buy it, why are you even asking us? Just take it and be happy they are buying it for you. XDD
  4. Reoreyh

    Reoreyh TS Rookie

    I am getting a new computer myself this weekend, but right now, I am stuck with an older Dell Pentium Four. It runs CSS, Half-Life 2, all of it just fine. Things will take a bit to load, but that's only custom maps, mods and the like. I assure you you're well able to handle it.
  5. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, so I'd be like lag-free with this computer?
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,038   +9

    Don't expect it to play any really new games at high resolution and high settings.

    I'd also suggest you don't look up the definition of AA or AF, because you'd probably won't be able to use them.

    But the bright side is, you might just be able to buy a new PCIe graphics card later.
  7. Reoreyh

    Reoreyh TS Rookie

    My computer takes a second to get stable once a new game has started, but when actually playing, it seems to be fine. My current computer isn't as good as the one you're getting, so you should be fine. :)
  8. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, thanks for all your help, guys. :D
  9. lvl70druid

    lvl70druid TS Rookie

    Should be able to play Source and still increase settings abit. CS shouldn't be hard to play on any newer pc because its graphics are kinda just Medal of Honor style. Just watch out for the speed hackers! ><
  10. \=hitman=/

    \=hitman=/ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Haha, thanks. xD
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