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Old 02-23-2004, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am going to be building a pc. here are my specs:

Biostar U8668D 533 FSB DDR V/S/L
128 MB DDR PC2100 @266 MHz
WD 40 GB 7200 RPM/ w/2 MB cache
samsung 52x24x52x16 CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Celeron 2.40 GHz 128k 400 MHz FSB
mini atx tower w/mouse, keyboard, speakers.
1.44 MB floppy i have already.
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software:

windows XP pro or linux
acrobat reader 6
MS office 2000 pro
roxio 5 basic
autocad 2000


games:

age of empires II
worms armagedon
comand and conquer renegade
command and conquer red alert 2
halo trial version
age of mythology trial version


what do you think?
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds ok. I would run Win XP as an OS. I can't stand linux for gaming... However if you run Win XP you should be looking at 512Mb ram or an absolute minimum of 256Mb.
You don't mention what graphics card you are going to be running and also how future proof you want your system to be.
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Yeah you definately need some more ram.
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the motherboard has integrated video sound and lan 10/100

i will upgrade to 256 or 512.
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Well the onboard video pretty much sucks. You are definatley going to need to get a new video card and a good 512 mb of ram.
If got extra cash upgrade to a pentium 4.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah celeron is definitely bad and go for the 80gig WD 8 MB buffer for only like 70 dollars at newegg
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you might not even be able to play the trial version of halo I believe it requires atleast a 32 mb vid card and most integrated are around 16 (my integrated is 8 but this mobo is old). Shoot for a stick of 512, its only $60.
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lotsa of new suggestions to take into account. i will see if i can scrape up some more cash.
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Old 02-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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okay this is my new setup from www.newegg.com


gigabite PT800 mother board w/ sound and lan 10/100
Asus radon 7000 64 mb
maxtor 80 gig w/8 mb buffer
crucial 512 Mb DDR-PC2100 @ 266 MHz
lite-on 48x24x48x16 cd-rx/dvd-rom
maxtop csx-147k2f-gf-gray atx case
floppy i have already
and i am going to get a p4 or stay with the celeron 2.40 GHz

what do you think
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I agree with more ram and the bigger hard drive. and as far as the processor, well, celeron's scare me. I like AMD Athlon but you should at least get that or a p4.
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