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Old 12-09-2004, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am making my first PC and I've been checking everything to see if this is good. I would like to know your suggestions on it and maybe recommend better parts, or add any feedback. I want to have a good enough system to last at least 3 years without upgrades. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Case: JustPC Silver/DarkGray ATX Mid Tower Case With 450W
Motherboard: Albatron "PX915P PRO" for Intel LGA775 CPU
CPU: Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 540 3.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
HDD: Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
CDRW: SONY Beige 52x32x52
DVDRW: Sony Internal 16X DVD+R / Double Layer/DVD+RW Drive
Video Card: ATI Radeon X700 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy ES PCI Sound Card
RAM: PDP SYSTEMS Memory Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB (512MBx2)
Monitor: NU QL-711V 17" LCD Monitor

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Old 12-09-2004, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, I promise you...you will get this one built and 6 months from now you'll be drooling over the newer motherboards or graphics cards or cases...it's a disease, I tell you. One for which there is NO CURE! Liz
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't need top of the line for the years to come, I just want a good one right now. I expect all this stuff to be outdated in 3 years, but I want something that will last 3 years without being totally outdated, like not even being able to play a new game. I'm going off to college in a year so I won't need top of the line when I'm there. I would just like opinions and recommendations on how it is in today's standards.
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A good place to look is here: http://pcmag.shopping.com/xCH-computers
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i think that's a great setup. i'd skip on the audio card though...maybe look at getting a set of plantronics dsp500's. you'll love the pci-e graphics.

i've got the same card and its amazing. HL2, farcry, CS: S, etc. all maxed quality settings, all over 100fps.

that hard drive is quite large. i'd maybe suggest getting a 36GB 10k rpm drive for your system then another sata drive, 7200rpm(cheaper) for your audio/video/misc. files.

otherwise great system setup. you should be able to overclock that processor to about 3.6ghz without any problems or having to up the voltage or anything like that.
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