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Old 12-03-2003, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wondering if this sounds like a good system to any of you. It's a 250$ bare bones, I already have the ram, hard drive, cd-rom, moniter, printer, blah blah blah. Anyway, what do you think? Does it sound good and what are it high points and flaws? Also, is a 2.50gz pretty fast?

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True 350 Watt Power Supply
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Model # P4S533-MX
Original ASUS Name Brand and Quality not ASROCK or other !
Supports DDR 333/266 Memory, AND the OLDER SDR Memory!
Up to 2.0 GB Total Memory Support ~ 6 USB 2.0 Ports
400/533 Mhz (FSB) Front side bus ~ AGP 4x Slot
3.0ghz and UP cpu support! ~ Three 32 Bit PCI Slots
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Intel Celeron ~ 2.50 GHZ CPU / Processor
400 Mhz FSB ~ Original Intel Heatsink and Fan
INTEL Pentium 4 Based Technology

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64mb DDR Memory ~ 128bit Graphics Architecture
4X AGP Bus ~ Integrated with the motherboard
Excellent Full screen Digital DVD Quality

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SoundMAX Digital Audio
6 Channel Selectable Output for Multi-Channel Applications
Digital Audio Output ~ YAMAHA DLSxXG Sound Set
Integrated with the motherboard ~ True 5.1 Surround Sound
Excellent Stereo and Gaming Sound !

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Eh?
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Intel Celeron 2.50 GHZ CPU -- Celerons are good for everyday usage but lack when it comes to Floating point math (Gaming) it you don't need the cutting edge hardware to game a 2.50 Celeron is very good

400 Mhz FSB -- a 400mhz bus is a bit slow you can get a 800mhz bus with a P4
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Integrated Video is bad...very bad....very very bad...
but that is my opinion...
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, so in a nutshell here's what your buying:


a mid tower case with 350 PSU,
an ASUS integrated mtb with built in sound/video/nic
intel 2.50 gig celeron CPU- do they make these? cause I've never seen one... might be overclockzored :-\

everything else mentioned is just the seller giving you extra strokes...

all for $250?

not a good deal IMHO...

Price watch says 2.4 gig cele = $67, 2.6 gig ~=$90
a decent no thrills mid -tower case = $50 MAX! shop around boys, you'll find em even cheaper!
ASUS # P4S533-MX = $63 @ newegg.

whats that add up to? $180 or around abouts.

Bottom line is, if you can't assembly your own machine, then pay the extra $50+ to have someone do it for you. Otherwise shop around and get a good deal on the parts via the web, save some cash bro. :-)
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Integrated video is slow due to its dependence on system RAM but it can be easily remidied with a video card at a future date
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Intel Celeron 2.50 GHZ CPU -- Celerons are good for everyday usage but lack when it comes to Floating point math (Gaming) it you don't need the cutting edge hardware to game a 2.50 Celeron is very good

400 Mhz FSB -- a 400mhz bus is a bit slow you can get a 800mhz bus with a P4
im using a processor with 266mghz fsb,
dont seem slow. even when im gaming it doesnt.

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I don't think 400FSB is slow
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You might want to check a review on the Celeron before purchasing - the Celerons are pretty crippled in performance, when compared to an equivalent (or even slower) P4.
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With a celeron processor there is no onboard memory cache so it has to go to the ram for memory which is why its a little slower, if you arnt interrested in gamming though its not a big deal and you will save youself some money. If you want a gamming machine you should seriously consider something else.
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