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Old 02-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are getting a new computer cuz ours is as fast as a 56k modem is, and it runs at 70 degrees celcius.(ekÆsine, cheers)

Here are the basic stats

CPU: INTEL P4 3.2 GHZ NORT 800 FSB
Mainboard: ASUS P4S800-MX MIC SIS661GX/FSB800
Memory: 512MB DDR400 PC3200 MEMORY OEM
HardDrive: WESTERN DIGITAL 120GB 7200RPM 2M
FDD: 3.5" FLOPPY DRIVE
Keyboard: INTERNET KEYBOARD / OPTICAL MOUSE
Mouse:
Video: OnBoard 3D Graphics
Case: COLORSIT C8001-C43 4 IN 1 MIDI 350W
Monitor: ACER 15" LCD AL511 (BLACK)
Modem: DYNALINK 56K F/M PCI OEM
CD Drive 1: Ricoh MP5240A DVD+RW/+R
CD Drive 2:
Speakers: 3D SPEAKERS
Printer:
Scanner:
O/S: MS WIN XP HOME OEM -LICENSE KIT
Office: PRELOADED OPENOFFICE SUITE
Slots: 1xAGP, 3xPCI, 4xUSB, 1xLAN

(Only one possibility)

One thing I dont liek the sound of is OnBoard 3D graphics. I heard integrated graphics suck *** and they are a btich to remove, but are there anything else that might cause a prob in here?
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree with Microbell. If your gonna use your machine for any serious gaming, you should look at a better video card and better quality memory
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P4 2.8 GHz
2 X 512 MHz PC3200 in dual DDR mode
Intel D865PERL MOBO
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ATI RADEON 9800 PRO
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not a bad setup Pyro. Need to look into getting XP pro in place of home as there are some good improvements from the Pro version. Have to agree on the Video too. I'm just not a fan of onboard video and if you do try playing newer games, you will see a lot of problems...
All the rest looks great...
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Old 02-13-2004, 06:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Intergrated Video is good for no gaming . Get an AGP board and a 128 mb ATI 9600 pro or Ti- 4600 card to go with it .Or even a MX 400 64 mb video card or equivelant stay away from intergrated Graphics if you plan on gaming any.
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There is one like it...

CPU: INTEL P4 3.0 GHZ 478 Nort 800 FSB
Mainboard: INTEL 865PERLL 4G/DDR/SATA150/LAN
Memory: 512MB DDR400 PC3200 MEMORY OEM
HardDrive: WESTERN DIGITAL 2X80G 7200RPM
FDD:
Keyboard: MS MULTMEDIA KEYBOARD-OEM WHITE
Mouse: MS INTELLMOUSE OPTICAL PS2/USB OEM
Video: HIS ATI RADEON 9200SE 128MB DDR
Case: TM-05 ATX CASE 7 SLOTS 3.6G/300W/PS
Monitor: PHILIPS 17" 107X FLAT CRT MONITOR
Modem: DYNALINK 56K F/M PCI OEM
CD Drive 1: Ricoh MP5240A DVD+RW/+R
CD Drive 2: APACER CARD READER 7 IN 1 USB2.0
Speakers: PHILIPS 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM
Printer:
Scanner:
O/S: MS WIN XP HOME OEM -LICENSE KIT
Office: PRELOADED OPENOFFICE SUITE
Slots: 1xAGP, 6xPCI, 4x USB, 2xSATA, 1xLAN

I really dont want intergrated graphics
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Even that 9200 isn't too hot really, depends on if you play lots of games.
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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CPU: INTEL P4 3.0 GHZ 478 Nort 800 FSB
Mainboard: INTEL 865PERLL 4G/DDR/SATA150/LAN
Memory: 512MB DDR400 PC3200 MEMORY OEM
HardDrive: WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200 RPM 2M
FDD:
Keyboard: MS MULTMEDIA KEYBOARD-OEM WHITE
Mouse: MS INTELLMOUSE OPTICAL PS2/USB OEM
Video: HIS ATI 9600SE 128M DDR/TV
Case: TM-05 ATX CASE 7 SLOTS 3.6G/300W/PS
Monitor: PHILIPS 17" 107X FLAT CRT MONITOR
Modem: DYNALINK 56K F/M PCI OEM
CD Drive 1: SAMSUNG16XDVD+48X24X48WRITER BEIGE
CD Drive 2: APACER CARD READER 7 IN 1 USB2.0
Speakers: PHILIPS 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM
Printer:
Scanner:
O/S: MS WIN XP HOME OEM -LICENSE KIT
Office: PRELOADED OPENOFFICE SUITE
Slots:

something be right :S
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Old 02-14-2004, 03:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What is the attraction of XP Pro.Differances in networking but for a gaming machine. Didnt think there was any.
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Old 02-14-2004, 09:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally posted by *PyRo*
CPU: INTEL P4 3.0 GHZ 478 Nort 800 FSB
Mainboard: INTEL 865PERLL 4G/DDR/SATA150/LAN
Memory: 512MB DDR400 PC3200 MEMORY OEM
HardDrive: WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200 RPM 2M
FDD:
Keyboard: MS MULTMEDIA KEYBOARD-OEM WHITE
Mouse: MS INTELLMOUSE OPTICAL PS2/USB OEM
Video: HIS ATI 9600SE 128M DDR/TV
Case: TM-05 ATX CASE 7 SLOTS 3.6G/300W/PS
Monitor: PHILIPS 17" 107X FLAT CRT MONITOR
Modem: DYNALINK 56K F/M PCI OEM
CD Drive 1: SAMSUNG16XDVD+48X24X48WRITER BEIGE
CD Drive 2: APACER CARD READER 7 IN 1 USB2.0
Speakers: PHILIPS 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM
Printer:
Scanner:
O/S: MS WIN XP HOME OEM -LICENSE KIT
Office: PRELOADED OPENOFFICE SUITE
Slots:

something be right :S
The 9600 would be good for moderate gaming
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeh well im only a moderate gamer a bit of Battlefield, C&C etc.

And just still on my computer purchase, is it worth going for a well known brand like dell so you get reliability or save a few bucks and buy a not so well known one
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