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Old 01-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is this a good gaming computer?

Ok so Im thinking of buying this new rig.





Power Supply: ULTRA 500 WATT - AMD, Intel and SLI Approved


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI - Dual SLI, Dual SATA2 RAID


CPU/Processor: AMD 64 Athlon X2 4200+ - 2.2 GHZ with DUAL CORE


Memory: 1.0 GB DDR-400 CORSAIR PC3200 - High Performance


Hard Drive: 250GB Western Digital - SATA-150 and 8mb cache


DVD+/-RW Burner: SONY 16X Dual Layer - Burns DVD'S and CD'S FAST


Floppy Drive: 1.44mb Industry Standard - needed for future updates


Video: 2 Geforce 7800 GT cards /w SLI - Total of 512MB Memory


Audio: 8 Channel DOLBY DIGITAL surround - Integrated on motherboard


Ethernet/LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN - Integrated on motherboard


Software/Drivers: All original Drivers, Manual's and video cables included


Operating System: Windows XP HOME edition - Newest version with SP2

1 year Warranty, excluding "acts of god" (tornados, Floods, Fire, etc)

And the total on that is $1,999 dollars. Please tell me if any thing in here dosent look right. or if its a nice system

GAMES I WILL BE PLAYING ON THIS: Half life 2, F.E.A.R, Far Cry, CS Source, COD 2, QUAKE 4, and Doom 3

Thanks
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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id say yes, it is good whats your limit though you can probly build a even nicer one with our help
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, it is a good one. The only thing that stands out for me as a potential flag is your power supply. I never heard of ULTRA.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm Ok thanks. Hey would I be better off buying a 7800 GTX and dumping the dual 7800 GS's?
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its a tough call a 512 version of the 7800gtx is a very nice card, one will get you far, but i dont know how the other members of the forum will take to a sli anything, but its your money so feel free to buy 2 if you please. but that setup you have now will play like any game with ease probly even the up coming unreal tournament 2007.
with all thats power consuption i would suggest getting an antec true power II
out of stock right now at newegg but i think this is the one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
or a fortron i know people who swear by these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934

you could get more ram if you have the money extra for it like G.skill ram just no value ram for overclocking it
but these are just my personal thoughts, id wait for other more respected members who are smarted too, to reply and give you advice

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Hmm Ok thanks. Hey would I be better off buying a 7800 GTX and dumping the dual 7800 GS's?
i think you should stay away from the new 7800GS if your going to build awhile from now the GT and GTX are fine

the 7800GS ruined the good name of the 7800 series
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ah woops. Im sorry I ment dumping the dual GT's and getting one GTX(256 version, 512 is just insanly exspensive) My bad sorry about that. But thanks for the feedback
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well the single GT and GTX is only a slight difference in performance in some games and in others the gtx is just alittle better still. but the price for 2x gts will be roudn 625$ depending on the model of GT.but the performance would be quite greater than a gtx.but to save money id just get a GTX and overclock, unless money is not an issue then get 2x gt's and sli them people will get upset and tell you "its only a 40% increase in performance" (alot of people on here dont like sli/crossfire)wll thats 40% more performance thats still good even thought on tomshardware it says 70% increase which i dont know to beleive or not
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Well the two GT's would outperform a GTX I believe. But you would save some money. I dont know about that power supply. Also I suggest getting 2gb of RAM.

That computer would only be about $1500 to build.
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Ok, Thanks. See im buying this of ebay new sealed inside box and I could email him asking him for a extra ram and a diffrent PSU...Thanks for the feedback
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heres what im buying..http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...DME:B:WN:US:17
and second instead of buying another gig of ram could I just take the one out of my old pc and put it in? its a Kingston
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