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MoonJelly

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#1 13 years ago

im buying a new PC soon, just thought i'd get peoples opinions on this before i purchaaaase. XCLIO Black/Silver ATX Full Tower Case With 3D Net Side panel MGE XG Vortec 500W power supply, 120/80MM Fans and Fan Control Intel "BOXD925XECV2LK" i925XE Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 530 3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel Kit 240-Pin 2GB(2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-4200 Plextor 12X DVD+/-RW Drive, Black, Model PX-712SA/SW-BL MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express WD Caviar RAID Edition Series 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive all for about $1630 thanks




Yannick

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#2 13 years ago

yes, very nice PC. Personally, ide change the CPU for a AMD, and the Vidoe Card tor a 800XT...but otherwise awesome.




Master of Reality

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#3 13 years ago

Great PC, the processor and video card are up to par for the games of today :)




MoonJelly

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#4 13 years ago

actually im probably better off paying the extra 100 for a SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon X800 PRO Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, DVI/VIVO, PCI-Express instead of the GeForce

that worth it? heres link http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-465&depa=1

thanks again




Yannick

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#5 13 years ago

Yes, i think its wprth it, but its your choice...




turtile

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#6 13 years ago

An X800 is the same as the XT if you change the BIOS. I'm not sure where you get the BIOS from though.




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#7 13 years ago

Change the graphics card, an maybe get a Athon64 3200...If you plan on gaming alot.




Suede-y

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#8 13 years ago

uh...i think 2 gigs of RAM is not needed. why dont you get a 3.4 GHZ P4 with 1 GB RAM so that it would be more balanced out. Nvidia 6800 is a good card. good luck with the purchase smilie.gif




Kilobyte

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#9 13 years ago

C38368 is going to recommend, that you get an "OCZ Power supply". There are really good PSUs.

AMD anything is better for the average home user. Cheaper, faster, runs cooler. Not to mention better optimizations for multi-media, particularly 3D. The AMD Athlon XP is a great buy, not as good as an AMD64.

Get the socket 939 AMDs, if you plan on upgrading it later.

Why a 6800GT? 6600s are Big news. SLI is begining to make a splash, and there are dual core 6600GTs on the horizon. Two cards are better than one. The 6800 doesn't support SLI yet.

I think the X800, although a good card, is a bit too expensive.




Captain Snow

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#10 13 years ago

Monster_userC38368 is going to recommend, that you get an "OCZ Power supply". There are really good PSUs.

AMD anything is better for the average home user. Cheaper, faster, runs cooler. Not to mention better optimizations for multi-media, particularly 3D. The AMD Athlon XP is a great buy, not as good as an AMD64.

Get the socket 939 AMDs, if you plan on upgrading it later.

Why a 6800GT? 6600s are Big news. SLI is begining to make a splash, and there are dual core 6600GTs on the horizon. Two cards are better than one. The 6800 doesn't support SLI yet.

I think the X800, although a good card, is a bit too expensive.

I have to hand it to you, you know your shit. :nodding: