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-Aqualung-

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#1 15 years ago

I'm looking into buying a new computer. I'm hoping for one that will be reasonable for gaming and will last quite a while for under 2000$. I've been using a 1.4 GhZ computer with 512 RAM and a GeForce MX2 for a while, so this may help with my idea of lasting. All I'm looking for here is a list of suggested features and specifications, for example 3.0 GHz and 1 Gigabyte RAM. Oh, and assume I know little of computers.




zezen

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#2 15 years ago

In that are you including moniters etc?




Eagle One

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#3 15 years ago

ill suggest: Processor: AMD Athlon64 3800+ RAM / Memory: 1GB Dual Channel RAM PC3200 Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XL theyre the main components which do all the work when playing a game, theirfore they're the most important. I suggest you get a CRT Monitor for now, or if you want a TFT/LCD then get one with less than 16ms responce time since you say assume you know little of computers... i wont go into anything anymore




*The.Doctor

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#4 15 years ago

I heres what i'd recommend: Processer: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (at least a 3200+) Video Card: ATI Radeon X800 Pro / Nvidia Geforce 6800GT or better RAM: 1GB Dual Channel That setup would last you a good while with good gaming.




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#5 15 years ago

i would suggest a AMD 3800+ with 1 GB OCZ RAM. Try to get a good quality gaming case and good cooling. For your GPU either get a Nvidia 6800 or ATI X800. Hard Drives are not too expensive unless you want the 10K which i wouldnt suggest unless you really want to get TONS of preformance. Good luck with your purchase, 2000$ is ALOT to spend :)




-Aqualung-

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#6 15 years ago

so you all would advise more than just 3.0 GHz?




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#7 15 years ago

What I would reccomend: Amd fx-55 1gb pc4400 ram 6800gt PCI-E or x800XlPCI-E alot of HD space Good brand case Good power supply(herd OCZ was very good)




*The.Doctor

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#8 15 years ago

^ Can you get that for under $2,000? Get something over 3.2Ghz if your getting a Intel Pentium processer, and at least a 3200+ if you get a Athlon 64. but with $2,000 you should have no problem getting processers faster than those, those are just the minimuns i would get.




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#9 15 years ago
RemanWarbird^ Can you get that for under $2,000?

fx55's are only $900yeltongue.gif. The rest of the parts are not that expensive, 1 gb of pc4400 ram is like $250 and 6800ultra's are around $450.




carl4286

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#10 15 years ago

But you still have to buy the mobo ($150), the OS ($150 for XP Pro), the case and PSU ($150 for a good one), hard drives (atleast $150), and a sound card ($20 minimum). That puts you up to $2220... that may be a bit exaggerated, but you see my point.




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