i want to get a new graphics card so i can play counter strike source on my computer.On the counter strike source case it says min specs is dx 7 and maz is dx 10
if i get a card that says it has dx 10 will it play the game ok? and can you guys maybe post some links to some cheap cards that will play css?
There are no Direct X 10 cards out right now, they are coming though.
But first, we need to know what kind of graphics card you need. do you need a PCI, AGP or PCI Express card?
And whats your price range?
and how do i check which kind of card i need. (pci,agp, or pci express)
MassKillerand how do i check which kind of card i need. (pci,agp, or pci express)
The quickest way would be to open up your PC and look at the slot the video card is in (its almost always the top card, the one your monitors plugged into). Heres some pics of each (click the link):
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Wait for DX 10 cards a little bit. DX 10 card should be out very soon. I think buying a new graphics card is not an cost-effective move right now. Always buy graphics cards when they come out, because if you wait, a few months later, you find them on the hobs with double lower prices, and they're not high-end anymore and you regret for not waiting a new generation.
If he can tell us what card he has now, it could give us an easy indication of what he needs. (PCI-e or AGP). If he can't play Source now, he either has a very bad AGP card, or no card at all.
also wenever the new gen comes out prices will drop DRAMATICLY as they almost always do.
Yes, You can wait for some more time to get the prices drop a bit, then you can go for that.
If he is anything like me, he won't be able wait. lol. I got a bfg geforce 7600 gt oc. But for something in your budget go with evga 7600 gs. just google search those for specs and prices, i think the gs is like $100 CND and the gt is $270 CND.
We need to find out what type he needs (AGP, PCI-e), before we start giving recomendations.