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Old 06-05-2006, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Been searching on mesh computers again and come across this pc which is nice, is pretty cheap too, here's the specs:

-AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ with HT Tech.
-Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
-Midi-Tower ATX Case +550W PSU -Black/Silver
-ASUS A8N-SLI PCI-Express Mainboard - ATX
-1024MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x512)
-250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
-SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-Re-Writable +R/-R/RW
-512MB DDR2 nVIDIA GeForce 7300GS - TV out- DVI - PCI X (256Mb SMA)
-19" AMW M196A Multi Media TFT LCD Monitor with DVI & Analogue (16ms)
-7.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio (on-board)
-Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Cordless Optical Mouse
-Free Microsoft® Works® 8.5 + 60 Days Microsoft Office Trial
-Classic Warranty - 3 Years Back-to-Base - Parts & Labour

£749.00 inc VAT



Again, how will the GFX card play on new games. Would it be better than my RADEON X800XL 256MB AGP CARD?

749 quid's not bad, get a 19 inch monitor with it too which is a bonus!

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http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...DUCT&KEY=86486
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i would say a 7300gs is worse than an x800xl by quite a bit. spend an extra £100 or £200 and get a 7600gt or 7900gt
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm planning to get a new GFX card over time, but will that card do me for a while though?
Such as CSS, HL2, hitman bloodmoney, etc
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wait...512MB on that graphics card? Edit: Oh oh, nevermind.

Yeah I'd go with a 7600GT if you could. Check out some of the eVGA models.
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Even though the 7000 series is new, nvidia still maker lower end models that are technically worse than previous series cards - most of the time its to try and con people into going for a cheaper card (btw the 512mb memory will not be used on a card like that) but also there are practical reasons e.g. it will run at lower clockspeeds and perhaps will not require a fan and it won't need as much power therefore it maybe more efficient than previous "low end" cards.

I think those games would run but not as well as your x800xl would.
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7300GS is like radeon 9800 PRO...i think it's a bit worse
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