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Old 07-01-2004, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default building first comp . . . is this ok?

i was wondering if this configuration is ok . . . if anything is missing or if there may be something better in the same price range, please tell me

case - ThermalTake Tsunami VA3000BNA http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/fro...html?mv_pc=403

power supply - Antec TRUE430 Power Supply 430W http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-908&depa=0

motherboard - Gigabyte "GA-8Ik1100" I875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...roperty&DEPA=0

processor - Intel Pentium 4 3.0e GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache w/ HT Prescott Processor http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...116-171&depa=1

memory - Corsair Value Select Dual Channel 1GB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory (2x512) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-480&depa=1

graphics card - DIAMOND ATI RADEON 9200 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV Out, 8X AGP, Model "Stealth S110" http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...103-157&depa=1


i already bought and opened the dvd+/-rw (the dual layer kind ), 200GB hd, and the LG monitor

this comp should be a perfomance machine, able to play games quickly and easily . . . i play a lot of flight sims (x-plane) and of course CS, etc. i also do photoshop and movie editing and burning


thanks for all the help in advance
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 9200 is allright for todays games but if you want this system to last a couple years I would ungrade to ATLEAST a 9600xt.
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Most importantly, you want at least the Radeon 9600XT for your gfx card. The 9200 just won't cut it for the graphics-intensive games comming this year. Also, get an AMD64 processor, which is much better for gaming. The Athlon 64 3200+ isn't very expensive and is a very high-performance processor for the money.
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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is this ok?

graphics card - Info-Tek ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "R96XT-D3" http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...240-017&depa=1
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nah, ive had some bad experiences with amd, especially athlon . . .

the regular version that is . . .


on the other hand, our home computer is a 2.8ghz HT 512kb cache, which runs really really great . . . the only problem - my parents offered to put it in my room, but its an HP which makes a TON of noise
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also, im wondering if this will be a quieter solution ( i know that it wont be the quietest at all ) noise is a big factor, cause i get migraines from loud, high-pitched noise
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It depends on the power supply, how loud it is (that's it most of the time). Just keep the fans free of dust, and if it's too loud get a new power supply. But b4 you do that, make sure it's the power supply.
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dont get this pc. DONT. wait until some better prescotts come out, then buy a northwood at 3 ghz (3.0c) the prescott sucks, and you will get much better performance from a northwood. youll also save a ton of money if you wait
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yeah I agree with knuckle50, you should wait a little while, because I am sure that you would like to save some more money and get a little bit better performance
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yeah i guess i'll do that. . .

although i don't want to wait TOO long. . . im still planning the system and want to have it completely done by september, cause once school starts, i won't have any time until november during thanksgiving break
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