Hey i have bought my PC today and just wanted to thank people for helping me out on my selection.:) It is Intel Pentium 4 540 3.2Ghz HT Processor with 800 FSB and 1mb L2 Catche Gigabyte GA-8IPE775 Pro Motherboard for socket 775 CPU 512MB DDR400 Kingston Ram (soon to be upgraded to 1 gig) Will be buying GeCube Radeon 9800 Xtreme Edition tommorow as the place i got it from had no stock:( An 80GB Segate Barracuda 7200 Hard Drive A Lite-On CD-RW DVD-R A standard case and whatever else you get with a PC will be putting it together tommorow, thanks for all your feedback guys:cya:
What feedback? :D
Its nice, i ordered mine yesterday, arriving on thursday hopefully :)
I am the only one who is actually cooler than AzH
10th August 2004
Good choice ;)
My new comp should be coming today.
3.4ghz Pentium 4 [800 FSB, 1MB Cache] 512MB DDR RAM [Soon to be upgraded to 1GB] ATi X600 Pro 256MB 200GB SATA HD Windows XP Media Center Edition TV Tuner, Remote, 17" TFT
yes grim ! i got MCE too! i bought mine sunday and with free 2 day shipping, it may be here tommarow :)
3.4 P4 1 GB DDR2 RAM at 533 MHZ 250 GB SATA HDD Nvidia 256 MB PCIe 6800 MCE 05 :) Logitech Z-640 speakers SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS
How much is that costing ya? [Sweet Specs btw]
:) I got a new Pc built for Christmas, The spec is as follows:
AMD Athlon 64-bit 3500+ Winchester 90mm Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard 1024mb DDR Ram Geforce 6800 1x 120gb Hd 1x 250gb Hd Aluminum Case I am not sure which graphics drivers to get for my graphics card, Forceware yes but there are so many different types and some are certified some are beta. The latest certified driver on nvidias website is 66.93 however there is a beta 67.02 and on another web site there is a 71.20 but with the latest graphics drivers the benchmarks drop ( http://www.guru3d.com/article/article/170/ ).:bawl: Can anyone please help on adivsing me which graphics driver I should get. Thankyou.
nice comps there. I just got mine upraded as a persent. I got 1gb of ram(mix of pc 2700 and 3200) powercolor 9600pro 256mb, and an audigy sound card:D
I run far cry on high and get 30FPS:D
The Daywalker I am not sure which graphics drivers to get for my graphics card, Forceware yes but there are so many different types and some are certified some are beta. The latest certified driver on nvidias website is 66.93 however there is a beta 67.02 and on another web site there is a 71.20 but with the latest graphics drivers the benchmarks drop ( http://www.guru3d.com/article/article/170/ ).:bawl: Can anyone please help on adivsing me which graphics driver I should get. Thankyou.
There's two ways of looking at this: Some people claim that if it ain't broke, you don't need new drivers. Oftentimes new drivers fix random bugs that may or may not affect you, and add enhancements and optimisations that may or may not benefit you. Others always have to have the latest and greatest. In a worst case scenario, just use the drivers that came with your card (you did get a driver disc with it, didn't you?). If you want to be more current but not necessarily bleeding edge, I'd recommend using the latest final (official, non-beta) drivers directly from nVidia. This option is probably best for most semi-savvy users. If you're really worried about gaming performance, you can always try out the Omega drivers, which are ostensibly tweaked for gaming performance and updated decently often.
Thanks for the help, are the omega drivers better than say the 71.20 drivers for gaming purposes, because I am looking to play games such as doom 3, HL2 and Farcry.