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Old 01-16-2004, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My new PC!!!!

hey can anyone tell me if my computer i am building will be any good, i will use it mostly for gaming?

Pentium 4 2.6Ghz 800MHZ FSB/HT
Abit AI7 Intel 865PE+ICH5R
256mb DDR RAM
80GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Gigacube ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128mb
Lite-On 52xCD/32xCDRW/52xCD-READ
BenQ 52x CD-ROM

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Old 01-16-2004, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if the computer you're building is the one in your specs, then... personally, I'd get at least 512mb of ram - corsair, kingston... ohh yeah, and get rid of the pentium =p other than that, you're good to go lol

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Old 01-17-2004, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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could someone tell me how much i should be paying for each of these parts, and for 512MB of ram i dont really know about ram so can someone tell me the best brands. ohh yea and can the prices be in AU$
My Specs:

MoBo - Abit NF7
CPU - Athlon XP 2200+
MEM - 256mb DDR Kingston pc-2700
VID - Ge-Cube Radeon 9200se
HARD DRIVE - Hitachi Deskstar 80gb 7200rpm
CD-RW - LiteOn 52x32x52 CD-RW
DVD - LiteOn DVD Rom
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default is the cheapest prices ive seen
so if u add it up that would probably be your minimum cost i guess
Asus A7N8X-X
AMD xp2500+
pc2700 512mb (OEM)
GeXCube Radeon 9600XT Game Buster

3890 on 3D mark03
28,574 on AquaMark03
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Old 01-18-2004, 05:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For more explaination on the various hardware available now, you can try

and yes, you should get at least 512MB RAM.
Do you intend to overclock? there are a few more hardware considerations if you want to. look out for your RAM speed ie ddr400 / ddr433 / etc and you will want to get a 3rd party heatsink fan as well.
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default has better prices and is a much better site to navigate i bought my stuff off them 2weeks ago and so far everything is sweet

EDIT: i just relaised gamedude had a makeover ohwell umart is still cheaper!!

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