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Old 01-09-2006, 04:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Stick to a pre-built it would be cheaper to get a pre-built for the kind of comp i want. Which is just an avergae one that would have a fair bit of space 120gb+ and can play games like i mentioned before. COD, HL2, COD2, FEAR, Swat 4. I am actually considering that one that Sarge52 linked me to. Does evryone agree that it is reasonable and would meet my needs? BTW thanks Sarge52.
Also what is the AMD Athlon XP3000+ Processor equavilent to pentium?
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first of all an "average" pc wont run those games very well (if your idea of average is that dell optiplex.) also it would never be cheaper to get a pre built than build your own. building your own will always be cheaper. if you really wanna play those games.. at a playable FR.. your gonna have to get something a bit better. i actually have that optiplex. my dad got it free from work. gaming wise it sucks..( it barely runs warcraft 3) but the one i have is really fast because it has 2 processors.
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lol im not the richest guy around, ill keep looking around. Thanks for the help.
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Lol im not the richest guy around, ill keep looking around. Thanks for the help.
i understand that.. im not either. but the games you wanna play require a higher end system than what your considering. i just dont want you to go and get a pc.. and the be dissapointed because it doesnt run your favorite games
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i understand that.. im not either. but the games you wanna play require a higher end system than what your considering. i just dont want you to go and get a pc.. and the be dissapointed because it doesnt run your favorite games
Fair enough and thanks for not letting me blindly go buy some piece fo cap. So ill guess ill do a bit of saving and then buy something worth while. Are you guys sure that building a computer that can play games such as HL2, COD2, Fear, Farcry, Swat 4 would be cheaper than buying a second hand pre-built?
Something like
-P4, 2+ghz
-160gb+ HDD
1gb Ram
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-Decent mobo with PCI-E
-A decent vid card(i know nothing about these)
It would surely be cheaper to buy something second-hand prebuilt.
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MSI K8N NEO4-F 70 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Corsair Valueselect 1GB 78 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 160 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Fortron 450W power supply 50 bucks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

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Seagate Barracuda 200GB sata150 hdd 100 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148066

eVGA 6800GS 190 dollars
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

This is already running you around 446 dollars, you could go with like say a sempron processor or a lower end s754 with AGP go for a 6600GT AGP
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Yea thanks but i live in NZ and they dont ship here and you cant get prices like that here especially with a crappuy dollar but cheers.
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do you know any sites that ship to NZ my bad didnt see the from part
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Um their is that compuvest site i dont the URL for that but there is:
http://pcsale.co.nz/catalog/
http://www.prosouth.co.nz/
which are both from NZ.
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ascent.co.nz is the largest online computer part store in NZ and cheap.
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-Decent mobo with PCI-E
-A decent vid card(i know nothing about these)
That CPU is hardly better than the other one. Whats your budget? Try a 3200/3500/3700 depending on price with a 6600GT or higher. That should be able to play BF2 on medium settings. HL2 will run sweet with a 3500 and a 6600GT
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Alright cheers and i didnt know about that other site it seems pretty good. Cheers
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