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Old 09-01-2004, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey im new and was wondering how good are these specs. for gaming. ill be playing games such as doom 3,far cry, and hl 2 when it comes out... let me know if these specs will handle them good. also wheres a good case i could get... cause i heard ill need one that supports 500 watts? thanks


Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 512k L2 Cache 2.4GHz

Graphics Card - XFX NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-Bit, TV-OUT/Dual DVI,8x AGP

Hard Drive - Seagate 200GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive

Memory - Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB(2 of them) DDR PC-3200
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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your first two are great . . . so is your hard drive, but i'd look for a serial ata drive . . .

also, for gaming, stay away from value ram . . .
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ok...thanks
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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are you building this yourself? what is your budget?
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actually my friend is building it... and im payin about 1700 but thats with monitor keyboard...sound...and everything else....
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ok . . . what are the full specs?

im very curious .. .
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Memory- Corsair Value Select 184 Pin 512MB(2 of them) DDR PC-3200

Processor- AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 512k L2 Cache 2.4GHz

Keyboard- Logitech Cordless MX Duo USB/PS/2 104keys Cordless Mouse

Hard Drive- Seagate 200GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive

Video Card- XFX NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-Bit, TV-OUT/Dual DVI,8x AGP

CD/DVD Burner- Nec 8x Black Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive

Case- Antec Solution Series Quiet Black Mid Tower Case With 350W Power Supply

LCD- IIYAMA ProLite E431S-B 17" Monitor with speakers

Motherboard- ASUS "K8V" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 cpu

Speakers- Logitech Z640 5.1 Speakers



Total Price - 1,651
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okay . . . ram, stay away from valueram . . . go for performance ram

for a couple more $, you can get a serial ata interface . . . smaller cable=better airflow

if you're gonna be gaming, i suggest getting a crt . . . you need a REALLY high end lcd to game on . . . i havn't heard of iiyama . . . pretty sure they're a good company, but crts are better for gaming

you're also gonna have to put a couple fans in that case . . . 1x120mm isnt gonna cut it . . . maybe get a pci slot fan?
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alright thanks alot... very helpful...thanks
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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There is nothing wrong with Corsair Value RAM, it is Kingston you want to stay away from.

This is provided you are not planning on overclocking.
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