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28th July 2004
Explodershould last you till HL3 comes out...
Hah! No PC will last 15 years! It will be fine. I do, suggest, however, that you find a similar PC that has an Athlon64 processor as they are better for gaming than Intel P4s, and an ATI Radeon X800 as most new games are calibrated to work best on ATIs (The Source engine was).
rahmanHey guys I am not buying this PC right now.Maybe 2, 3 or even 4 or 5 years later.
The Specs are:
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz w/HT Technology Gigabyte 8GNXP Motherboard /Intel 915 GAV Mobo nVidia GeForce 6600 series PCI-Express card /radeon X700 1 GB DDR400 SDRAM (Dual Channel) Raid Max gaming case Power Supply- 400 Watt /450 W+ 160 GB Hard Drive/259 GB HDD
I don't know whether i will be able to buy this PC one day.But do you think it wll be able to run games for the next 5 years?Do you guys have a better suggestion?I want this thread to be a PC Configuration discussion thread.[/QUOTE]
That is a good system for today, but in 5 years it will probably be only to play the latest games in low setting. That looks like the PC I am getting, except its on a nForce 4 SLI mobo, and is a Athlon 64 3500+.
[QUOTE=Monster_user]As for configuration, I recommend a better PSU. Something that doesn't come with the case. C38368 finally got it through my thick skull, that a case PSU isn't enough.
And Monster_user is right to. And I had the same expericence as him C39368 was the one who said to buy a OCZ powerstream PSU for my system, instead of the stock psu.
Well, that is a good pc for today, and maybe a year from now, but not 5 years. to get a good computer then, youll have to spend as much as you will for a pc today.
I'm lying when I say trust me
8th June 2004
That's a great PC for today, and will probably last you maybe....3 years. The way I see it, I'll be playing Half lIfe 2 and its mods for 5 years until Half life 3. That way my computer will last forever... :evilgrin:
I didn't make it!
Intel sucks, get AMD64.End of story (unless ur a 3d programmer)and especially if u"re in games. A64 3000+ + Nvidia 6800 GT(600$ or even less)= (in games) a P4 560 + Nvidia 6800 Ultra=(1000 $ or less) owned or?: (
hrrm, maybe you should buy a Pentium 4 64 bit instead (just some months left):p , in a couple of years we will have double cpu cores and therefore that computer won't be good enough to play the lastest games in 5 years :mad: . Since the game's will probably take a bigger step and evolve for the better ;)
17th June 2002
Korkehrrm, maybe you should buy a Pentium 4 64 bit instead (just some months left):p , in a couple of years we will have double cpu cores and therefore that computer won't be good enough to play the lastest games in 5 years :mad: . Since the game's will probably take a bigger step and evolve for the better ;)
Games developers want to make money; the only reason they bother with improving graphics is because the majority of gamers are shallow, and will be drawn to flashy graphics -- they aren't so much in it for the 'advancement of computing technology for the benefit of humanity'. Mostly money. They take baby steps so that they don't lose a huge chunk of their customers who don't have the money to upgrade to a state-of-the-art computer system. Games will either not utilise the full capabilities of the latest hardware, or they will develop super-efficient graphics engines (i.e. Source) that run OK on older systems yet still look good. Either way, current computers won't be rendered obsolete the moment dual-core CPUs come out -- standard lifespans will still apply.
by 5 years time do you guys think all pcs will run on Windows Longhorn?
possibly, people are still using windows 98 you know.
rahmanby 5 years time do you guys think all pcs will run on Windows Longhorn?
Not all, but a lot, yes. Anyway. that is a nice system you got there. I like the vid. card. Only thing I don't like is Intel.:rolleyes: