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Dæmon

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#1 13 years ago

Okay, probably since my last pc wasnt much of a succes i got another folder from my local pc shop, and this is what im thinking of buying:

  • Intel original P4 3.4GHZ Prescott
  • Intel original 915 GAV motherboard [ PCI express display 16X, HT ready, USB 2.0, 800 FSB]
  • 512MB DDR Ram 400Mhz
  • 6600 256MB Display card ( I think its an XFX no idea if its any good)
  • 80GB harddrive 7200RPM, SATA
  • DVD RW 16X dual layer 8.5G
  • 17" CRT Monitor flat
  • integrated high definition audio by intel
  • Fax modem
  • multimedia keyboard
  • Optical mouse
  • 980W 2.1 speakers
  • 500W ATX case with front USB
  • Headset + mic.

All for about 1,000 USD [ without win XP home edition] So is this one any good? Will it be able to play half life 2 on max graphs? and future games? Thanks!




Dæmon

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#2 13 years ago

So i guess this system is good enough for future games?




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#3 13 years ago

You could build it for cheaper, but if that's too daunting a task, it's a pretty good deal anyway. The only thing is the Intel processor - although it will have no trouble with Half Life 2, AMD Athlon64 processors are miles ahead of Pentium 4s in gaming performance. Also, you will have a 64-bit processor which is much more future-proof.




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#4 13 years ago
wikwakkaSo i guess this system is good enough for future games?[/quote] with a P4? not a chance. socket 939, AMD64's. i jsut got done saying in another thread. better core, better FSB, better memory controler, better L2 cache's. [quote=Reven]You could build it for cheaper, but if that's too daunting a task, it's a pretty good deal anyway. The only thing is the Intel processor - although it will have no trouble with Half Life 2, AMD Athlon64 processors are miles ahead of Pentium 4s in gaming performance. Also, you will have a 64-bit processor which is much more future-proof.

exactly. but he dosent have a 64bit OS, i do, but it dosent matter. you still have the better core and archetecture of the AMD64, even in 32bit mode.




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#5 13 years ago

Its good. But get a 6800GT and 1GB of ram it be kick ass.




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#6 13 years ago

if your want it as a gaming pc, then get an AMD Athlon64 as there better for handling games than Intel, and with the money you will save getting an AMD processor, bump up to 1GB of RAM 1GB of RAM these days is crucial for gaming




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#7 13 years ago

& if you get a AMD remember you will need a AMD Mobo as well ;)




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#8 13 years ago

Ok, I'll have to check the price of the 6800 though. Is there a lot of difference between the 128Mb ram version and the 256mb version? About the RAM yeah i guess i should go for 1GB. Not sure if this makes it a lot more expensive since i only have a limited budget. About the AMD. This pc is prebuilt, and i dont think i can make too drastic changes, except for the videocard and RAM of course.




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#9 13 years ago

Huh? marvins and my post got uhm mixed up. Oh well, i guess FF's problems arent over yet?




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#10 13 years ago
Eagle Oneif your want it as a gaming pc, then get an AMD Athlon64 as there better for handling games than Intel

as my father would say "you'll go broke saving money like that." -what it means is that the P4 is gonna be cheapter than the AMD64, and it will do fine playing games. If anything, I'd bump up that that 6600 to a 6800, and not worry about the RAM. Buying the new video card is much more cost effective, becasue when you need to replace the 6600, you'll have to throw it out. Where as with the RAM, you can just add more RAM to the existing RAM you'll already have.