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#2
I would say medium on 1280x1024. Depends on how much you can oc it i think. I would bet any money on it.
 
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2gb DDR2 667Mhz
AMD Athlon BE-2350 2.1Ghz... im gonna OC
8600GT Fatal1ty Edition 1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186155

Can I run...
COD4
TF2
Left 4 Dead

If yes then tell me if I can run on medium high or max on res 1024x768 or 1280x1024
I think before you OC(cause i know alot of people love to do it :laugh: ) you should keep everything at stock and try your games out. I never played TF2 or LFD, but COD4, you should be able to play at 1280x1024 high/extra settings and get 30-50fps.

You should also upgrade to 4GB and use XP Pro :) As for your Video card, thats pretty good. I might end up buying one for my secondary computer in the PCI bus if i see.
 

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i played TF2, and L4D on my old 7950GX2 @ 1440x900 full-bore with no problems... so i would think you should have no problems....

COD4 is in a totally different league.

COD:WaW certainly puts my dual 3870X2s through their paces.
 
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high on team fortress
medium on left 4 dead
medium on cod4
 

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At a low res I say yes, the Source engine isn't that heavy on Hardware. But COD4 you will have to lower the textures and maybe AA.
 

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#7
2gb DDR2 667Mhz
AMD Athlon BE-2350 2.1Ghz... im gonna OC
8600GT Fatal1ty Edition 1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186155

Can I run...
COD4
TF2
Left 4 Dead

If yes then tell me if I can run on medium high or max on res 1024x768 or 1280x1024



Low/medium settings 1024x768. 1280x1024 low/medium perhaps with a healthy CPU over clock. There is no guarantee that you will get a good stable over clock, its just luck sometimes. If this is a new build I'd discourage you from proceeding because the 8600 GT is dated and you can pick up faster cards for cheaper also its 1 GB of ram isn't going to help its performance. The AMD Athlon BE-2350 is extremely weak at stock, if your over clock isn't successful you'll be left with a less than pleasant CPU for today's standards.


The Foxconn M61PMV motherboard in your link isn't great, it only has 2 dimm slots that will make upgrading to ram to say 8 or 16 GBs in the future difficult.

scrape $300 together and put together a Athlon X2 6400, 8 GB DDR 6400, and a ATI 4830!

Sapphire ATI 4830 $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102803

Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134797 (buy 4 of these)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103228

ASRock A780FullHD AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ck A780FullHD AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD (Supports 16 GBs of ram and has 4 dimm slots, positive it has AM3 support via bios update but double check)

So that's:

£94.99 + £89.99 + £64.99 + £17.99x 4 = £321.93

That is enough to keep you playing any game you want at very high settings for 2 years

Edit:

If you've got XP 32-bit or Vista 32-bit opposed to the 64-bit version take off 2 memory sticks and that brings your total to £285.95
 
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I think you should be able to play them all on medium at the higher resolution, and probably high for TF2
 
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i would just go for a 9800 there not that much more for a 512MB
 
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I have a EVGA 8800 GT Superclocked for $95 shipped!! Same as the 9800 gt.. check my items for sale link in my sig!!
 

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You should be fine. I was playing all those on a far less inferior machine.
 
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#14
Max Textures for all, medium everything else for TF2 and L4D, I would set everything else low on cod4 if you play it online alot.
 
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The short answer is yes it would run.

But the long answer is that I doubt it will be trust worthy enough. "Bestec" isn't a well known name in the computing industry, and 300w seems a little low for a PSU of today's expectations. Look for a reputable branded PSU, at least 500w, good amps, efficient at removing heat etc.


Looks like you took our advice a little by ditching that AMD Athlon BE-2350 for the Athlon 5000+, I hope you've ditched that Foxconn motherboard too. I'm still not sure about that 8600 GT. See post #7
 
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#17
On that system, COD 4 can definetely be run, Left 4 Dead might get low framerates in some situations though.