Is this a good deal? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 261
Default Is this a good deal?

Is this a good deal? Its a used, custom built PC. But to me, it still seems like a good deal but I just wanted some input from some people here.

Case:Mid-ATX CASE POWMAX 400WPS

WinXP Pro
-Processor:Amd Athlon 64 3200+ 1mb cache Core@2000mhz FSB @1600mhz (socket 754)
-CPU HEATSINK:AMD64 PAL8150T
-DDR RAM:2x512mb DDRAM 1GB TWINX 1024-3200C2PRO RT
-Motherboard:Abit- K8T800/VT8237 KV8-MAX3 16bitx16bit HyperTransport bus.
-Built-in AC`97 6 channel audio!
-Harddrive:2x HD 36GB|WD 10,000rpm WD360GD 8MB SATA in raid0
-Video:RADEON 9800PRO 128mb 8x(Custom socket 7 CPU cooler on the GPU, awsome over clocking, up to 450mhz reliably on the GPU and 766mhz on the mem)
-17" eXtreme flat screen
-Microsoft Wireless keyboard and mouse
Creative Labs 5200 5.1 Channel Speaker System

All for $725 shipped.

Leave some opinions!
__________________

dbernie41 is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9
Default

ya thats pretty good, but me, im a nVidia guy so i would get a diff video card, and is the monitor a LCD or a CRT? because CRT's have better refreshrates witch makes for smoother gameplay. I Know i would NEVER buy a used comp. (just me and my superstitions). but for that price you should get it, other than the points i mentioned its pretty good.
__________________

HoWnDaWg is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by HoWnDaWg
ya thats pretty good, but me, im a nVidia guy so i would get a diff video card, and is the monitor a LCD or a CRT? because CRT's have better refreshrates witch makes for smoother gameplay. I Know i would NEVER buy a used comp. (just me and my superstitions). but for that price you should get it, other than the points i mentioned its pretty good.
The 9800 Pro isn't bad for the price, and it easily beats its Nvidia GeForce FX counterparts. Now the Radeon X series is a different story. In fact, my experiences with it have changed me over to being an Nvidia person.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9
Default

well when i play Americas Army with a 9800 Pro (At My Neighbors) it encounters lag issues and sometime the "checkerboard" effect (when the textures are all pink and purpule and some look like a checkerboard. and due to that i have Started a Personal"anti-ATI" Campaign. its just what you personaly like. but i cant say that its a BAD VC, because its not. its an amazing card, just depends what your using it for.
HoWnDaWg is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 321
Default

that seems like a really good deal. just go 4 it and make changes as u wish. i'd suggest a new sound card. u might have some other ideas of ur own :bald:
__________________
|New|Gaming|System|2|Be|:

AMD 64 bit 3500+ Socket 939
MSI K8N Neo 2 Plat. Socket 939 mobo
Corsair TWINX1024-3200 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT Graphic Card
Altec Lansing 5051 Speaker system
Creative Sound Blaster live 7.1
Maxtor SATA 200Gb HDD
Plextor PX-712A DVD±R/RW Drive
Wired Mouse/Keyboard by Logitech
Samsung 795MB Flat Screen CRT
Raidmax Scorpio 868W Casing
Antec Truepower 430 or 480
Thermaltake (Pipe101) Heatsink
Thermaltake Street Fighter Fan
derfist is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 296
Default

that is an awosme deal considering it comes with a monitor wireless keyboard and mouse and GREAT cpu and gpu

go for it...wish i had that deal
__________________
[Sig Snipped Due To Excessive Size]
play2lose is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 261
Default

Yeah I think Im gonna get it and then on the day after thanksgiving pick up a sound card, tv in, and around a 160 gig HD and also use this system to record tv shows

I wanna try some decent video editing, sound recording, and 3D stuff. For the price I dont think this system can be beat... and I KNOW its definately an upgrade over the current 800 mhz P3 with 256mb of PC133 system that Im using.
dbernie41 is offline  
Old 10-30-2004, 04:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

So my socket 7 cooler is used on GPU's. LOL
__________________

__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.