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Sindrevike

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#1 13 years ago

I'm want to get a new computer. I went to cyberpowersystem.com and configured my own comp. It came out to $938. Do you think this is a good buy? Is there anything I don't really need that would save me? My only goal is to be able to run the game Battlefield 2 on high video settings. What I have now I run Battlefield 1942 on low. The most I can spend is about a thousand dollars.

*BASE_PRICE: [+464] 2ND_USB: Build-in USB 2.0 Ports CAS: ALUMINUM X-Navigator Server 420W W/ Window & Temp Dis,Fan Control+ 3 Swapable Face [+65] (BLACK w/ Blue, Black, & Silver Face Plate) CD: 16X DVD ROM (BEIGE COLOR) CDRW: CD-RW 52X32X52 (BEIGE COLOR) CASUPGRADE: NONE CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Processor (512K L2 CACHE) [+0] CABLE: None FLASHMEDIA: None FAN: AMD CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR [+0]) HDD: 160GB 7200 RPM ATA 100 HARD DRIVE -- Recommended [+30] HDD2: NONE IEEE_CARD: NONE KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 104 PS/2 Keyboard [+1] (BLACK COLOR) MOUSE: Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse [+2] (BLACK COLOR) MSGAME1: NONE MSGAME2: NONE MSGAME3: NONE MODEM: PCI 56K V.92 FAX MODEM W/ VOICE [+12] MP3PLAYER: NONE MOTHERBOARD: ASUS A7N8X-X NVIDIA nForce-2 400 FSB 8X AGP w/ USB2.0, LAN, &; AUDIO MEMORY: 512 MB PC3200 400MHz DDR MEMORY [+41] (GEIL VALUE RAM) MONITOR: Amptron CT-522A 15" TFT LCD MONITOR (2TONE - BLK/SIL) [+192] NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD OS: NONE - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY PRINTER: None PRINTER_CABLE: None POWERSUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY RAID: NONE RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS SCANNER: NONE SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD SPEAKERS: Logitech S100 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+0] (BLACK COLOR) SOFT1: NONE SOFT2: NONE TEMP: NONE (AS SHOWN) UPS: None USB_PENDRIVE: NONE VIDEO: ATI RADEON 9600 XT 256MB DDR AGP 8X W/ TV-OUT & DVI [+131] VIDEOCAMERA: NONE WIRELESSPOINT: NONE WIRELESSCARD: NONE ZIP: NONE I appreciate any feedback.




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

I'd go with a faster processor, PCI-e mobo and a Faster Graphics card. That would run BF2 and medium tops. Build it your self and you will be alot happier for $1000 you spent.




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#3 13 years ago

i was going to go with a cyberpower system....but i backed out and built my own....and never looked back


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#4 13 years ago
PethegreatI'd go with a faster processor, PCI-e mobo and a Faster Graphics card. That would run BF2 and medium tops. Build it your self and you will be alot happier for $1000 you spent.

yeahthat.gif You can build one much better than that yourself for around the same price.




darkjedi_pbreview

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#5 13 years ago
PethegreatI'd go with a faster processor, PCI-e mobo and a Faster Graphics card. That would run BF2 and medium tops. Build it your self and you will be alot happier for $1000 you spent.

I would wait a couple more years to convert to PCI-E. AGP still holds a considerable amount of the market. Reman, not everyone has the know-how to build one, even though it's a piece of cake. Out of my family of seven, two of us know what we're talking about when it comes to computers. Those two being me and my oldest sister.




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#6 13 years ago

yeah but ull have a job getting agp graphics cards in a few years, and even if you can get them theyll be like what normal pci are today, which the radeon 9200 and geforce 5200 are the best you can get




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#7 13 years ago

Dude, you can config a MUCh better system than that for the $$$... also check out ibuypower.com, thay are simmilar. I'd say... spend as much as you can of a solid CPU (a Athlon64 3000+ 90nm winchester core), a good videocard (a Nvidia 6600gt or ATi x600), and motherboard (I'd try for a PCI-e ATI R200 or Nforce 4 if possible...if) and as for the rest, just scrap it together for as little as you can. Except one thing... ATA 100 sucks!!! as least get ATA 133, and a smaller SATA if possible (I'd say a good 60GB is better than a crapola 120GB). Anyhow I think you can do it for all under $1000 and if you aren't already adapt, I'm one of the few that'll tell you to NOT build it if you have zero clue... start by learning to upgrade, then move up. Good luck!!!




Johnny Mullet

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#8 13 years ago

That all sounds good, but I play Battlefield 1942, Battlefileld Vietnam, Forgotten hope mod, Operation Peacekeeper mod, Enemy Territory Fortress, and many other FPS games on my Dell with graphic settings turned up with no problems. The only thing I did to my "stock" Dell Dimension 2350 ($699.00), was a memory upgrade to 512 and a video card (GeForce FX 5200). Alot of people told me I need to spend more $ to run these games, but why drop a Hemi into a Plymouth Volare? $1000.00 should build you a really good computer, but you can also get a "decent" computer and modify it to do what you want. I wish you the best of luck on your new computer!




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#9 13 years ago

For $1000, you can get a computer with, among other things, an Athlon 64 processor, 512MB of PC3200 RAM, and a 6600GT graphics card, which can run all games today completely maxed out with the AA and AF on. Its always best to build your own. You get so much more for the money.




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#10 13 years ago

Get a PCI-Express Mobo as well as a vid card.Get an Athlon 64 3000+.Get 1 GB of RAM.512 seems too small nowadays.