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Old 09-11-2005, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have recently bought a PC. I want it just for playing games, multimedia and surfing the net. These are the specs:

-2.4 ghz Athlon XP (XP Professional)
-6 USB, of which 2 are USB 2.0
-X800 Pro Radeon 256meg VIVO
-1 GB of ram (2800 speed)
-200 GB hardrive
-5.1 sound card (not onboard)
-DVD drive
-Floppy disk drive
-17" flatscreen
-Keyboard
-Mouse

Case:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...eam_cases.html (The one right at the top of the page)


I know 2.4 GHZ isn't massive, but it is better than what I have now. My questions are:

1. Is it a good PC?
2. Will it play games like DOOM 3, Far Cry, HL2, F.E.A.R and Age Of Empires 3 at good settings? I want to be able to play all the next-gen games. I will be updating the processor later on.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone help? I really need advice.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It should play those games you listed pretty well. A pro upgrade down the road would be neccessary to round it out but videocard than ram than pro for gaming so no worries.
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It would play games decently, but it does lack in the video card area.
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What CPU do you have exactly?
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What is wrong with my video card?
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Cannot support the instructions needed for newer games. A card with it's power level should be able to make stuff look all purdy.
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So you're saying my x800 can't play DOOM 3 or HL2 on all high settings etc?
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Those games*, but not others

*X800 pro cannot use Shader Model 3, which means Half-Life 2 Lost coast, Splinter Cell Chaos Theroy, Farcry and possibly BF2.
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it's better than my piece of crap ill give ya that.
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