Imac For Cs:s

Conthemon

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Jun 16, 2006
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i was wondering if a 17" intel imac with a GB of ram will run CS:S on high? or should i buy a 20" imac with more video memory and a GB of ram? i want to save cash so will the 17" run CS on high?
 

DMPDX

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Dec 4, 2005
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I play CS:S and HL2: DM on my 20" with only 512mb of ram (so far) and the 128 MB Video Card. It averages around 90 FPS and is stunning on the 20" Display at 1680x1050. Its just amazing. Id go with the 20" stock ram, upgraded video card if you can afford it, then get some 3rd party ram. You'll be a happy camper.
-dsm
 

Conthemon

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Jun 16, 2006
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thanks, so ure running it on a 20" imac with 512 MB of RAM, 128 MB video card. Will those specs be enough to run CS:S or do u reccomend 1GB of ram, with 256 MB video card.
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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I would agree with getting a powerful GPU(the 256mb model) now, because it will last you long, and make games nicer now, plus 20'' is very nice.
 

Conthemon

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Jun 16, 2006
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hmm, i just find that more video memory isnt nessascary. i just want CS source to run nicley, and to hopefully run on high settings with no slowdown. CS:S is a big criteria for my mac purchase. 512 mb of ram will do but i'm going for a GB. 20" screen, SAME x1600 128 mb video card or 256?

I KNOW THAT THIS X1600 isn't a great card anyway so...is there a point?