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Old 01-07-2006, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up money waster??

OK guys i'm new at this so ill just go ahead.. i just bought a new system from IBUYPOWER and i was just wondering if its any good, and if it's gunna hold any of the good games like cs:source, hl2, nfs: most wanted, bf2 & etc.. it cost $586 (+ shipping) and here's all the stats:

Case ( NZXT Guardian ATX Mid-Tower Case w/400W Power Supply Black )
Case Lighting ( None )
Power Supply ( Standard Case Power Supply )
Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )
Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )
Motherboard ( eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )
Memory ( 512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )
Video Card ( [PCI-Express 16x] Nvidia Geforce 6200 with TurboCache Supporting 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
Hard Drive ( 80 GB HARD DRIVE 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive )
CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] 16X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Fax Modem ( None )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige )
Mouse ( Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.1A USB Internet Mouse Beige )
USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
Meter Display ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty )

thx in advance!:beard:

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Old 01-07-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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50-50 as you got a really cheap motherboard and a poor peformance graphics card.

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Old 01-07-2006, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It would be good with a better video card and maybe 512 more RAM
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I hope you know this, but it doesn't have an OS,
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by p0werslave
I hope you know this, but it doesn't have an OS,
most people already have an OS, you rally should get at least 6800GS graphics & 1gig of ram.

Newegg is running a deal, buy a 7800GT from evga & get that mobo free. but it does look like a bit of a dog as far as mobos go
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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personally you got ripped off, only in the sense that if you would have built your own rig, you could have saved a lot of money. You got a good deal in the sense that any factory made computer ie dell, would have cost you a lot more for the same performance, i bought my comp from them and that seemed to be the case
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you could have got 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB, and at least a non-turbocache 6200
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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For what you paid it seems fine, better than any prebuilt system. I think you did okay, at least 50-50 for sure.
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks everyone, but im still wondering if im gunna be able to play any of the new games like hl2, cs:source, and nfs:most wanted?
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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only way to know is to try them

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