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Old 09-02-2005, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Yehaaa!!!! Brand NEW RIG (Give us your opinions)

Just got a new rig..... haven't had a chance to boot it up yet but here are the stats....
Processor
AMD ATHLON 64 3500+ S939 VENICE CORE, HT2000 MT/s, 512K L2 Cache
Motherboard
ECS NF4-A939 (NFORCE Chipset) Socket 939
Memory
512Mb DDR PC3200 (Dual Channel 2x 256Mb)
Hard Drive
80Gb SATA150 7200rpm 8Mb WD
Optical Drive
LG 16X DVD-/+ R/RW Dual Layer (Play CD&DVD and Burn CD & DVD)
Floppy Drive
1.44Mb
Video Card
ATI RADEON X700 256Mb PCI-E (with DVI and VGA for dual display
Sound Card
6 Channel Audio
I/O Port
2x Front and 4x Back USB2.0 Port , 1x Parallel Port, 2x Serial Port
Ethernet Card
Gigabit LAN
Keyboard and Mouse
Microsoft Optical Mouse and Keyboard (Black)

Not bad for all of $999 Australian which is 902.488 Canadian and 762.557 USD it is all custom built ain't no dodgy prefabricated computer....

Dodgy points to be corrected, - Video Card, I was told it was an ATI build and it isn't a great performer of a card but it will tide me over until my funds can get a 7800GT (PCI-E baby!)

And the RAM and Motherboard isn't too great as well. Maybe a DFI and a gig of ram in future but i'am flat broke now.....
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can you still return it? you made a big mistakes (gfx card)

1.) the X700pro was a disaster/failure by ATi, return this IMMEDIAtely for the 6600GT...X700pro only performs good in HL2/CSS, it's horrid in everything else
2.) the ECS mobo is fine if you're not OCing
3.) definitely 1 gig of ram...preferably 1.5-2 if you want to play BF2/FEAR smoothly
4.) you coulda easily downgraded the 3500+ to 3000+ and done the above...there's nearly no difference between the two
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The guy who built it for me was offering this to me, the other option was to build the exact same system expect for a 64 +3000 for $899AUS.

Weigh it up, 999=64 +3500 or 899=64+3000
The video card came standard with the build's. It ain't gonna stay long though trust me, i know for a fact that is a peice of crap in everyway but it'll do for a while.

I ain't overclocking yet either, because of the mobo- Waiting until i can get DFI 4 board. But RAM is the next important purchase for me, I am sick of BF2 demands.
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Also the video card came cheap because he knows somebody who was dumping the parts from stock... that is why i got it the processor for cheap and the video card cost me only 120AUS... If you know Aussie Part Prices you will know what i mean as the DFI LAN PARTY board goes for about 250-300 retail here.. and a Geforce 6600GT goes for roughly 300 and a 3500 costs about 400
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Also the video card came cheap because he knows somebody who was dumping the parts from stock... that is why i got it the processor for cheap and the video card cost me only 120AUS... If you know Aussie Part Prices you will know what i mean as the DFI LAN PARTY board goes for about 250-300 retail here.. and a Geforce 6600GT goes for roughly 300 and a 3500 costs about 400
That would make the video card ~$90 USD, the DFI Lanparty ~$188-$225USD, the 6600GT ~$225, and the 3500+ ~$300.

All very overpriced over there
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, overpriced like hell!!! Check this link to see what i mean-http://www.adrenalin.net.au/pricelist.php
check the pricelist PDF it so overpriced or checkout this store
http://www.itwarehouse.com.au/


FAIRER TRADE FOR IT IN OZ!!!
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u need more memory. and shouldnt have gone with the x700, newegg has 6600gt pci-e for really cheap processor is great tho, seems like the L2 cache should be bigger on that processor tho needs to be 1mb
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seems expensive
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