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Old 07-14-2006, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A friend buying a computer

I've got a friend buying a new computer, and one question arose is the Pentium D, which I haven't heard of until recently. He's basically buying it for gameing. PLease give me feed back on this.


512 MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (2 DIMMs)Hard Disk Drive
250 GB EIDE SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)Video
128MB PCI Express ATI Radeon X300 SEScratch & Dent
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XPS 400 Mini-Tower: Pentium D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)Media Bay
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I would consider a 16X DVD-Burner. Don't go for CD-RW, because you're limited to burning CD's, and DVDs store more data and cost less.

I'm guessing it's a laptop? Because the video card doesn't seem like one you could buy for a desktop.

Also, more RAM would be better.

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Old 07-14-2006, 10:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if he knows about this, go for a pentium D 803 and then overclock the **** out of it... I saw an article on toms hardware where they overclocked the FSB of a 803 to huge multipliers.. with outstanding results.. 4.01 ghz I believe. but if you dont know about overclocking, it seems fine to me. I dont suggest intel, im a AMD fanboy though so you maybe shouldnt listen to me :P
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What is that computer going to be used for? Server, Gaming Rig, Web Surfer?
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