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Old 02-08-2006, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm being offered the following system for $650, I'd appreciate reactions:

processors - 2 x AMD Athlon MP 2000+
motherboard - ASUS A7M266-D
memory - CRUCIAL 2 x 512MB PC2100 DDR
hard drive - WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 8MB Cache 7200 rpm ATA
video - NVIDIA geforce 4 ti4200
optical - ASUS 52x24x52 CDRW
zip drive - USB 2.0
case - ANTEC mid tower with 2 case fans and more then enough room to expand.
processor fans - THERMALTAKE Volcano
power supply - ANTEC True Power 430 watts with 2 fans

What do people think? TIA


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Old 02-08-2006, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I should add that my main interests are not on the gaming side (ripping music and video editing).


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Old 02-08-2006, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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500 tops. The ram is slow, the processors are slow, the video card sucks, the hard drive is average... I'm starting to talk myself down to 450 or even 400.


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Old 02-08-2006, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i would pass on this one, no dvd burner, and as FghtinIrshNvrDi said, slow memory and crappy video card. Decent hard drive but not enough space. Those Volcanoes should be variable speed, but they can run pretty loud.

Also, since you are interested in video editing, you will have to purchase additional hardware like another hard drive for more space and more memory would be recommended as well
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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not bad, it is an AMD (Go Intel!) um I'd try and drop it to $600.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well i just bought my friends comp for beleive it or not 150$.

it has a AMD XP2600+
160gig hd
DDr400 PC3200
Ati All in wonder 9000
Nforce2 ultra mobo by asus.
and is overccloked to 2.2ghz

so no way more than 200$.. since mine was a friend deal^^
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nah I believe $449 or $499 at the most.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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tahnks everyone for the advice, i will definitely pass (i started doing the math on the extra goodies and it does not look good). thanks!


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