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Old 03-17-2006, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Should I buy this?

I wanted to ask if this computer is any good.
I have never used a AMD CPU so I don't know how it would compare to intel's.
I plan to use this to game.



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· AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core 512k cache S939
Memory · 1GB(512MBx2) PC3200 Kingston DDR RAM (Max 4GB)
Mainboard · Asus A8N5X nForce4 chipset, PCI-E, 3xPCI,
Controller · 4x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1 2x ATA133, 4x USB 2.0 ports
Optical · LG GSA-4H10AB/BK Black 16x Dual Layer DVD-Writer
Storage · Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA-II 8MB
Floppy · no floppy installed
Video · eVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB DD3 PCI-E
Audio · Intergrated Audio Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC
Network · Intergrated nForce4 gigabit 100/1000 MAC w/external PHY
Case · Antec Sonata II Piano Black Tower w/front USB, FireWire
Power · Antec 450 Watt ATX SmartPower supply
Keyboard · Microsoft Black Value Keyboard
Mouse · Microsoft Black Optical Mouse
Speakers · Logitech R-20 2.1 Black Multimedia Speaker w/subwoofer

Price: 1099 CADhttp://www.a-power.com/sys/ap03-Athlon%20X2.asp
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first off, so you get a good idea.

AMD PWNS EVERYTHING THAT MAKES INTEL REMOTELY A GOOD CPU. AMD IS THE BEST CPU FOR ANYTHING YOU WILL BE USING YOUR COMPUTER FOR. now the dual cores can be used for anythying: multi tasking w/e they kick Intels fat rich *** lazy behind.

are you buying this already made? or are you putting it together?
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ready made
I dont really like the case though.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i suggest you make your own pc, no labor costs, and it costs less in general, everyone on this site will help you.
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but is this stuff good?
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mediocre Mouse/Keys. You would need to upgrade the Video card and sound card if you want. Dunno nething bout the case or powersupply. I dont even know what 'Controller' means. everything else looks pretty cool i guess. oh and the speakers are decent, and i dunno if the motherboard is good or not.
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thanks
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video listed as 7600gt so no problems there unless you really want to shell out the extra for a 7900 flavor, psu is 450 watt but it is also an antec which is a good brand.You can always swap out the case later down the road if you feel comfortable doing so. all in all its a decent system
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Conroe>anything AMD has shown for AM2 at the moment.
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That is fine but if you have confidence I am sure you culd build your own computer with the same stuff for cheaper or get higher quality parts for same price. This is perfect and will last you at least 2 years for being a "higher end"
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