Computer specs - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-20-2005, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 994
Send a message via AIM to PoisonPorkchop
Default Computer specs

Im new to computer building but think i have decent parts picked out. tell me if this is good enough to last for a couple years performance wise.

Amd 64 3500+ socket 939
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe NForce 4
2x Seagate 120 GIG sata 7200 rpm (Raid 0 for data stripping)
PQI POWER 1GBx1 pc-3200 ram
No sound card(integrated is good for now)
forgot whichvgraphics card but its 128 ATI about 100 bucks
16x dvd writer
dvd/cd reader
__________________

PoisonPorkchop is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,446
Send a message via AIM to Alex81388
Default

a $100 dollar ATI 128mb card, with an AMD 64 SLI system is a waste. Get a good PCI-E video card and prepare for SLI.
__________________

__________________
Sig removed due to foul language. Please read the rules regarding the allowable content of sigs before reposting your COMPLIANT sig.
~Trotter
4/21/06
Alex81388 is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 215
Send a message via AIM to ReverseFluxx Send a message via MSN to ReverseFluxx
Default

If you're not planning on doing any gaming, that will be a fine computer. However, you'll have to spend at least $200 on a video card that will last you for a little while for gaming.
__________________
http://miniprofile.xfire.com/bg/sf/type/2/qlutch.png
Core 2 Duo E6850, Foxconn P35A-S, 8GB DDR2-800, 160+160=320GB SATAII RAID 0, BFG 9800GTX, Windows 7 Pro, HP 24" LCD, AG Neovo 19" LCD
ReverseFluxx is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 04:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 994
Send a message via AIM to PoisonPorkchop
Default

i know i need to upgrade my graphics card but im trying to spend as little as possible on things that are easy to upgrade later
PoisonPorkchop is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 215
Send a message via AIM to ReverseFluxx Send a message via MSN to ReverseFluxx
Default

If you're trying to spend as little as possible, why are you getting two hard drives right now? Also, you could get a 3200 and save yourself quite some money without too much of a performance drop.
__________________
http://miniprofile.xfire.com/bg/sf/type/2/qlutch.png
Core 2 Duo E6850, Foxconn P35A-S, 8GB DDR2-800, 160+160=320GB SATAII RAID 0, BFG 9800GTX, Windows 7 Pro, HP 24" LCD, AG Neovo 19" LCD
ReverseFluxx is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 994
Send a message via AIM to PoisonPorkchop
Default

the hard drives are on sale for 50 bucks each.

what are the specs of a 3500 vs 3200 thanks.
PoisonPorkchop is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 04:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

ATI dont make a 128meg PCI-E card for 100ish bucks. Im guessing it's agp.

The x300 and x600 are around those prices though
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 04:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 821
Default

What is this comp's main purpose going to be?
Regulus is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 05:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 994
Send a message via AIM to PoisonPorkchop
Default

gaming. lots and lots of gaming. but not real hardcore like half life 2 on its highest settings. by the way, does anyone know if this could run hl2 on its best setting if i got a new gp
PoisonPorkchop is offline  
Old 02-20-2005, 05:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,446
Send a message via AIM to Alex81388
Default

What is a GP? If it is a graphics card, and you got a 6800gt, then ya you could probably hit highest settings, or extremely close to it.
__________________

__________________
Sig removed due to foul language. Please read the rules regarding the allowable content of sigs before reposting your COMPLIANT sig.
~Trotter
4/21/06
Alex81388 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.