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Old 06-12-2006, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Friend can put together this system for £400, how will it perform with gaming

Motherboard
3200 AMD 939 CPU
250GB SATA Hard Drive
DVD RW +/- Dual Layer
New Case
400W PSU

I'll put my current Radeon x800xl 256mb AGP card into it because he says the MOBO supports both AGP and PCI-e

Also I'll put in my 2gb of ram 3200


I don't know much about AMDs. Is that a good one? I've seen higher so it's obv not the best of course

But over all, is it a good little system? How long will it last gaming wise over my current system


P4 2.52 ghz
2gb of ram3200 (UNDERCLOCKED TO 1GB(possibly back to 2100 too))
Radeon x800xl 256mb agp (RESTRICTED BY MOBOS 4x pipeline support)
80gb hdd (14gb left lmao)
And some **** mobo which supports **** all with new hardware coming out



I told him to see if he can get a high processor because i don't like upgrading processors. I'll keep my current card, and I'll upgrade to a better pci'e one at a later date



But how will that system do me?
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What types of games were you going to play?
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think he is lieing!

This has a better CPU, a better PSU (excellent quality Tagan's are) and the motherboard has support for socket 939, AM2, AGP and PCIE.

CP-119-AM AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3500BPBOX) (CP-119-AM)
£72.95 £72.95
MB-002-AK Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 (Socket 939 & Upgradable to AM2) AGP & PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-002-AK)
£36.95 £36.95
HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
£50.50 £50.50
CA-007-TG Tagan TG430-U15 430W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent PSU (CA-007-TG)
£46.95 £46.95
CA-012-AN Antec Super LANBOY Aluminum Super Mini Tower Case - No PSU (CA-012-AN)
£28.75 £28.75
Subtotal £236.10
VAT £41.32
Total £277.42
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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He's building a whole new system, not just giving me the parts

He just outlined them bits
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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He is adding £100 to it, and my system I spec'ed is better spec'ed as it were. I build and fix PC's for friends for free (minus benefits.)
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He is adding £100 to it, and my system I spec'ed is better spec'ed as it were. I build and fix PC's for friends for free (minus benefits.)
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£100 does seem a little steep, for that kind of money you could if i COULD make systems i'd do them for free, or maybe for the price of a pack of 6 brews. How close is this friend? i would understand maybe if he was a friend of a friend, or just someone you know.
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