Rate this - 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 02-22-2005, 05:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 164
Default Rate this

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?SAP-MB9100

good low price.. but need a quick decision.

Will not be running anything above 1024x768 but would like it to keep up with most new games to an ok degree.. doesnt need to be fantastic though.

Whats the onboard graphics like ??

dont need the onboard sound as running a terratec 7.1 space.

really dont need to do much asit'll spend most of its life playing mp3's in a car... dont ask... but at the shows i'd like to load up doom 3 or need 4 speed underground etc.

Whats the opinions.. or is there better available for the price.
__________________

__________________
Skuzzle - Powered by Badgerbyte Web & IT Services
www.drive4fun.co.uk check it out
Skuzzle is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

It would not be able to decently play today's game without making them low quality
__________________

DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 08:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 164
Default

1024x768 is pretty low, lol
__________________
Skuzzle - Powered by Badgerbyte Web & IT Services
www.drive4fun.co.uk check it out
Skuzzle is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 09:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 168
Default

The key phrase is "most" new games. It may struggle a bit with the Doom III but will handle today's games just fine. However, my view on building is to start with a good motherboard. The CPU is going to cost 4 times that of the MB so why not spend a little more to get a MB with the features that will give you more upgrade options. Look for something with built in SATA and avoid shared memory graphics - buy a board without graphics and add a card. If money is a factor now, buy a cheaper card and upgrade later. To keep the cost down, stick with AGPx8. While it's true PCI express is faster but AGP will be adequate in the forseable future and you'd spend twice as much on graphics with the new bus.

Also, the CPU will not be the bottleneck in game performance. If the graphics stretches your budget, buy a slower CPU.
gsbtech is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 11:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Struggle a bit? Doom3 would be a slideshow at any decent settings
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 02:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 168
Default

Depending on the CPU it should be just under 30 frames per second at 800x600 medium. Not very good but not a slide show either.
gsbtech is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,782
Default

i wouldnt recomend it, personally get a better motherboard with more features such as sata and raid, and get a standalone card. A good value card is the 9800 Pro.
__________________

__________________
Core 2 Duo E6400, DFI Infinity 975X/G, 2x 512mb DDR2 667mhz, Albatron 7900gt, WD 200gb SATA, Samsung DVD-RW, Silverstone ST-50EF 500w PSU.
waynejkruse10 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 01:07 PM.


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