Imac For Cs:s

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Conthemon, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Conthemon macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2006
    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?
  2. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    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.
  3. Conthemon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2006
    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.
  4. Uma888 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2005
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Get the most you can NOW, The GPU cannot be upgraded later
  5. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    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.
  6. Conthemon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2006
    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 there a point?

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