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Old 08-11-2005, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been needing a decent computer for gaming for sometime and I would like your opinon on my selection. Also how long do you think this system would last?

[939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology

eVGA 133-K8-NF43 nForce-4 Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, USB 2.0 PCI-E Motherboard

1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module

radeon x700 256mb

80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA-100 Hard Drive
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Its similar to what I just got. Its good, but in the future, you might want to upgrade to more than 1GB memory for high-performance games. Also, the graphics card will do for now, but don't expect to run games on a high setting.
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If you can spare some extra cash- beg, borrow or steal and you are dead serious about games I might suggest you look at a better graphics card too because in the end a video card is not something you want to have to upgrade in a couple of years. Spend at least 1/2 as much again (approx) on something like the 6800GT cards.
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The 6600gt outperforms the 256mb x700, i would spend a little more a get one of those if possible.

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I do like ATI but the fact is that the 6800GT or 6600GT will out perform the X700. If you can spend a bit more money, consider one of those two.
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