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Old 10-08-2006, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just thought I would introduce myself as I am new to this forum. I have been out of the PC scene for awhile now and just got myself a new system. The specs on my old system were:

CPU Pentium 3 500
GFX ATI Radeon 7000 AGP
Sound Aureal Vortex 2
Dispay 17inch CRT
OS Win 98
Ram 512 PC 133

The old beast is still running fine and on the net, still have Diablo, Starcaft, RTCW, UT, Half Life, Gettysburg, AOE 1 and 2 and Red Baron 3d loaded and ready to play.
My new system as of 3 weeks ago is a giant step up for me:

CPU AMD Athlon 3700+ San Diego
GFX Sapphire Radeon X1600XT PCI-E
Sound SB Audigy2 ZS with Logitech X 530 5.1 speakers
Display Used 19inch CRT
OS Win XP Pro
Ram 1.7 GB DDR 400

(did it for CAN$ 630 which isn't too bad I thought)

I am running Far Cry, AOE 3, COH, and CFS3 maxed out (no AA or AF) at 1024x768 just fine. I also have FEAR which is about 80% maxed (a few things on medium) at the same res.
I used to do a few builds and hope in the spring to give this system to the wife and go to a dual core with Vista and a DX10 card. Hope to get lots of help from you folks with the build.

Cya soon

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Old 10-09-2006, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to have you with us, Tarl. Welcome to TF.

Your new system looks pretty good, especially for what you spent.

I handed my old system down to my wife when I got this one. she didn't complain about getting it second hand, though.


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Old 10-09-2006, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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congrats nice comp, but i think for 630 you coulda done better...maybe!
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Sorry about posting in the wrong section....rookie mistake.

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