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Thread: Recommended Hardware

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    hypoluxa3k
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    i'm tired of playing games and dealing with slow down!
    tired of dial-up modems!
    i want a complete overhaul.
    my guess is most people here have a better PC set up than me.
    so i'm gonna ask you all to recommend hardware.

    i have:

    750 AMD processor
    128 MB RAM
    4X speed cd drive
    Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-116
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    Creative SBlive
    SupraExpress 56i Modem
    Windows XP

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Budget ?

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    For a good value PC that will run all Games nowadays:

    Processor: AMD XP 2800
    Motherboard: Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    Ram: 2x\3x 512 MB Crucial DDR
    Graphics Card: GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    Hard Drive : 120 GB Western Digital

    Drive 1: DVD-Rom(anything)
    Drive 2: CD-RW(something fast)

    If you want a kickass PC and you're not concerned about price (rich dude) , replace stuff with

    Processor: Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz
    Graphics Card: If you'll wait GeForce FX, if you won't Radeon 9700 Pro
    Hard Drive: 180 GB Western Digital

    Drive 1: DVD-RW

    Hope this helps.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    TRshady
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    xp 2800??
    Isn't xp 1800 good enogh for every game at the moment, providing your other specs are good/great?.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    TRshady
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    It all comes down to your cash.

    For 2000 your pc is more powerful then a rocket and future proof for years.

    edit: this isn't proven, but you know what I mean.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #6
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    You can use the free test at http://www.pcpitstop.com/, they'll tell you what you need,

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Originally posted by TRshady@2 March 2003 - 14:59
    xp 2800??
    Isn't xp 1800 good enogh for every game at the moment, providing your other specs are good/great?.
    The XP1800+ is 'good enough' as you said if you can still find it. but for how long? I think the best value for your money right now is the 2200+ and maybe the 2400+ soon. You can always get a faster one later when prices are lower.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #8
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    I agree with Nobody 1234.
    There's no point shelling out for a top-of-the-range processor but you do need a pretty good one to keep up in the gaming world, so the 2200+ offers a good balance.

    I've said this before and I'll say it many more times:
    The most important part of your system is the motherboard.
    Think about it - everything is plugged into the mainboard, so their performance is limited by the mainboard. Putting a fast processor into a crap mainboard is like putting a Ferrari engine into an old Skoda.
    For good gaming performance and up-to-date technology support, go for the Asus A7N8X. If you can't afford that, try the Asus A7V8X.
    (The difference is the chipsets - the A7N8X has a nVidia nForce2, which is a little more up-to-date than the A7V8X's VIA KT400)

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    imported_computerfreak76
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    if you want the biggest hard drive on the market go with this one

    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 - 200GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA/133 8MB

  11. Software & Hardware   -   #10
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    Watch out for hard drives, pretty soon there will be more Serial ATA ones available, so standard parallel IDE drives will get cheaper...

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