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Hardware is one of the least important things to devote resources to. It's like a set of golf clubs, a great golfer can hit almost any club and make good shots, but a poor golfer can still make terrible shots with a great set of clubs. You have to meet the minimum standards to play the game with your computer, but going for overkill on the hardware doesn't always achieve success.

Spend your money on the right things, and spend your time on improving your skills, not looking for the latest and greatest hardware.

Get a decent speed processor, a good high speed video card, plenty of RAM, and you're set.

These are not based on an extensive testing and evaluation, I bought a decent system, and made it work good for me, you may have different opinions. My personal preferences: Soyo Motherboards always worked well for me. Mushkin RAM was the most dependable. AMD processors seem to work better for gaming. PNY 128MB DDR AGP 8x video card was a good balance between cost and performance. Hard disks have been frequently changed and all worked about the same. Always format 2 hard disks at a time, and keep 1 as a backup. The CRT monitors are still a bit crisper and brighter for the money, I use a 21" NEC, a bigger monitor helps a lot.

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