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Old 04-01-2005, 03:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im planning to get this: (customizable)

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...#bottom_anchor


i chose these settings so i could get to less than $1000: (which ended up to $919):

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Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB)
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256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800

will that comp with my custom settings be a good gaming pc?
i want to play half life 2 and doom 3 with at least no lag, and acceptable graphics. is the 6800 good enough?
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the 6800 is a good enough graphics card to run doom 3 and hl2 well
however i wouldnt recommend buying from dell as they are overpriced and they use generic ram and graphics cards as well i think (unless things in the U.S. are dramatically different from Australia) building your own pc is much more cost-efficient and if your not confident doing this your local pc shop should be able to build a much better value pc.
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Build your own PC or get one custom made.

Also WTF is a 6800GTO? In our world, it doesnt exist. In hell's world, it exists.

Last time I chcked dell was using 6800LE's and crap which could barely outpower a 6600GT
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Yeah, first check places like www.ibuypower.com and www.cyberpowerinc.com. They have pretty good deals.

The 6800 GTO, as I hear, is Dell's 6800 card. Faster than a 6800 but slower than a 6800GT, aparently.
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the 6800 is a good enough graphics card to run doom 3 and hl2 well
however i wouldnt recommend buying from dell as they are overpriced and they use generic ram and graphics cards as well i think (unless things in the U.S. are dramatically different from Australia) building your own pc is much more cost-efficient and if your not confident doing this your local pc shop should be able to build a much better value pc.
Dell uses Re-branded Kingston RAM in alot of their PC's.
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Every 'pre-made' comp is going to be more costly. That's just the price you have to pay for the convenience. I don't mind spending more for pre-built because I don't have time to build my own. Anyway, you could probably do better than dell though for the same money.
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6800GTO is OEM edition
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Do Not Buy Dell!!

Save yourself money and get a quality system for around the same price elsewhere - call into a local pc shop if you have to
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