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Old 02-24-2006, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting ready to purchase a new computer, but am very sketchy about doing so, I have a $1500 budget to spend and for the money this is what I found-

# Case: Thermaltake Soprano Mid Tower Case w/Clear Side Window w/Enermax EG565P-FMA REV.2.0 ATX 2.01 w/SLI Support 535W Power Supply

# Motherboard: Abit KN8 SLI nF4 Audio/GB-LAN/IEEE1394/PCI-E/SATA3G/DDR/ATX 64 939

# Processors: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1MB 90nm Rev. E San Diego (939)
# Memory: 1 GB (2 pcs 512) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair (VS1GBKIT400)
# Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE 250 GB SATA3G 16MB Cache 7200 RPM (WD2500KS)
# CD-RW/DVD-ROM: NEC ND-3550A 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW (OEM) (Black)
# Video Card: ATI (Connect3D) Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3/PCI-E/AVIVO/Dual DVI (OEM)
# Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
# Industry Standard Upgradable
# Cable and DSL ready

I found this off of www.monarchcomputer.com

I was just curious as to if this would be a good gaming computer for the games i play (World of Warcraft, Half Life 2, etc)

Any insight would be SO useful

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Old 02-24-2006, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats more than enough! That vid card is the best on the market, but ATI has bad drivers, if you can i would get an nVidia. 6800 or higher.

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Old 02-24-2006, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no bggie, best card on market is the x1900xtx, but the x1900xt is still really really good... and way more than enough for those games. some cards have bad drivers when they are first released, but that gets fixed fast.. don't let that prevent you from getting that card.

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