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Old 02-22-2005, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Computer Specs-Powerspec model(8924)+my video card
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CPU-Intel Celeron 2.67
HD-160GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA/100
MB-Biostar U8668 D
OS-Windows XP Pro
Video-GeForce 5700LE 256 mb
Memory-512MB DDR333 SDRAM 184-pin DIMM
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WHEN I'M DONE UPGRADING
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Cpu-Amd Athlon 64 3400+ (2.4) off newegg.com
HD-160 gb 7200RPM Ultra ATA/100
MB-GIGABYTE GA-K8NSU-939 nF3 250U ATX
OS-Windows XP Pro (upgrading to LONGHORN when it comes out)
Video- BFG nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/Dual DVI, 8X AGP, Model "BFGR68256UOC" -OEM
Memory-1 gig of DDR333 SDRAM 184-pin DIMM Dual Channel Ram
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Any advide on changes to make? is BFG a trustable company to buy the 6800 ultra from or should I get EVGA any recommendations?
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A very nice gaming machine!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the only fault i can find is the ddr 333 ram
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evga is good, you can overclock the evga 6800gt past ultra speeds
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Old 02-22-2005, 07:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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get a sata harddrive instead of the p-ata.


you may want to choose a different motherboard, as gigabyte are just a OK brand. ASUS ABit MSI and DFI are the top brands. (in no particular order)
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No clue about the mobo.

Also, can i have a link to a 2.4 ghz 3400 as they dont exist, a 2.4 GHZ AMD is a 3800+
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gaming with a celeron? I dunno however the rest of the specs look good.
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I agree. I'd go to a Pentium 4, even if it runs slightly slower. Plus, SATA would make a significant difference. I personally like the Western Digital Special Editions with the 8 MB buffer and the 3 year warrantee. Also, I'd go with an ASUS or DFI board as well. Overall looks pretty speedy!
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Don't get the DDR333 PC2700 RAM. Go with at least DDR400 PC3200. You will notice a big difference in memory intensive games.
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http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...highlight=3400

there is a amd 64 3400 939 now.


and that celeron was his old specs...
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