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Old 03-28-2006, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200+ dual core processor
NVIDIA® nForce® 410 chipset
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W PSU
ATI RADEON X1900 XTX 512MB PCI-E16x
2048 MB PC3200 DDR
250GB (7200 RPM, 2MB cache)
DVD±RW, 16x multiformat double layer
SCEPTRE X9g-Naga V Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 0.264mm pp

yes i know the harddrive is pretty bad. i plan to replace this shortly after the purchase its my old one.

other than the hd, any other suggestions or should this be able to run most games on veryhigh/max settings with decent fps etc?

my budget is ~1700
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what case u gettin? why not get the new asus a8r32 mvp crossfire 3200 deluxe if ur gettin that card then u can add another one when its needed. to save some money get the x1900xt and then oc it.
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whats the mobo? (nforce410 is an nforce4 southbridge that includes onboard graphics) and why would you even go for a mobo with onboard graphics when your buying a graphic card? what ram & dvd-rw are those exactly? brand/model and is it 2 sticks of 1gb or 4 of 512? , what about case/psu? , never heard of SCEPTRE better go for a more known brand like viewsonic and why would you get an lcd with 8ms when there are lcds with 4 and even 2 ms , i somewhat doubt the hd have 2mb buffer ive never heard of a 250gb with a 2mb buffer are you 100% sure about it? , you mentioned your budget is 1700 but didnt specify is it in euros/dollars/canadian dollars what is it exactly?
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I hope your not getting cheap ram with those other high end parts.
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maybe he wants the XTX to overclock?

why only 2mb cache hdd?

i've never heard of SCEPTRE monitors.. go with a company that has a reputition..
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Drop down to a 17" monitor and upgrad you're cpu to a 4400+.
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if you are going to OC, get an opteron 165. if not, drop down to a X2 3800+ or upgrade to an X2 4400+ for the extra cache

other than that, looks good. wut case though??
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If you can afford a x1900 xtx, i think it would be better to go with a eVGA 7900GTX.
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yea, but you cant find the 7900gtx anywhere. i want one real bad.

except ebay, but they are uber expensive there.
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If you can afford a x1900 xtx, i think it would be better to go with a eVGA 7900GTX.
personally, i think you should hold up with any high-end cards because the G80s are going to come out this year. just grab urself a 6800 or 7800gt to hold off until then
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