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    #16
    sorry if i don't have oodles of money, still sucks anyways...i'm one of 'em...

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      #17
      PC gaming isn't more expensive now what it was in the past.

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        #18
        im saving like 300$ per month at minimum wage in canada and il get my pc upgraded in like 2 month whit a new cpu/mobo/ram so im sure you can save more if you work because I have to pay rent and stuff

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          #19
          upgrading a system to play ut3 effectively isn't too expensive at all. buy what you need now,wait about a year, then push your comp/game with further upgrades. why is everyone so adamant about getting "THE BEST SYSTEM EVER HIGH FPS" system... its not much different after 60-75fps. if you're not looking to go huge just buy small(er).

          I'm certainly not rich and can't afford to upgrade heavily after every new game release that i'm REALLY interested in...

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            #20
            Go on places like craigslist and see if they have good comptuers they're selling. You can get a bargain, ie nice rigs that run UT3 well for 60% of retail price.

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              #21
              Originally posted by GrimReaper View Post
              Check out GoodWill hehehe
              you'd be surprised sometimes, but when something good shows up, you can bet it will be snatched up fast like I did when I found a 50 CD player for 20 or so bucks. Works fine!!! It was placed that same day.

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                #22
                Goodwill is where I shop for just about everything. We've got 3 of them in my city... If you check them all you're bound to find something incredible for a dollar or two.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by JohnnyInfamous View Post
                  What happens to the poor unfortunate noobs who can't even run the demo?
                  Doesn't make us noobs for having **** computers.

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                    #24
                    Look at Tom's Hardware guide to see what cards out there are the best bang for the buck. And look on Slickdeals too. My brother found a 7900 GS for $80 after rebate there.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Ceil View Post
                      Current rig:

                      Pentium 4 1.7ghz (yes, that's single core)
                      512mb RAM
                      nVidia GeForce FX5200
                      Xubuntu 7.04 OS

                      Rig I'm gonna buy for UT3 (and other stuph I need a good PC for):

                      AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0ghz (dual core)
                      2-4gb RAM (prolly 2 to start)
                      nVidia 8800GTS 640mb (possible SLi later, but one to start)
                      Slackware 12 OS

                      Of course, I need a job first. And no one in this sh*t town appears to be hiring -_- I need moar gas so's I can expand my job-hunting horizons ;x
                      Seriously, it appears that ATI (AMD now) cards run UT3 a whole lot better than nvidia. Get a cheapo used aticard like x800. And those early P4's overclock like H**l.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Perzy View Post
                        Seriously, it appears that ATI (AMD now) cards run UT3 a whole lot better than nvidia. Get a cheapo used aticard like x800. And those early P4's overclock like H**l.
                        When I build my new computer, it's going to have all ****-good quality parts inside. I'd rather wait a year and build the rig I listed than wait two months and build a "decent" box.

                        Also, I don't suppose you know how ATi (AMD, I guess) is getting along with Linux nowadays? I hear they're getting better, but I don't know how much better, and I don't want to spend $300 on a video card just to find out the drivers suck and have to RMA it <_<

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Ceil View Post
                          Also, I don't suppose you know how ATi (AMD, I guess) is getting along with Linux nowadays? I hear they're getting better, but I don't know how much better, and I don't want to spend $300 on a video card just to find out the drivers suck and have to RMA it <_<
                          ATi drivers have ALWAYS been better than Nvidia's drivers IIRC. I don't know if it's because ATi has a good driver team or if Nvidia has a bad driver team. I think it's the latter. But anyways, like you said, nothing to spend $300 on

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                            #28
                            Nobody mentioned UT2004 so far?

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by da ghost View Post
                              ATi drivers have ALWAYS been better than Nvidia's drivers IIRC. I don't know if it's because ATi has a good driver team or if Nvidia has a bad driver team. I think it's the latter. But anyways, like you said, nothing to spend $300 on
                              Funny, everything I've read and benchmarks I've seen tell me that ATi drivers have always been ****-poor on Linux.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by JohnnyInfamous View Post
                                What happens to the poor unfortunate noobs who can't even run the demo?
                                Thats me so im gettin ps3 version

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