Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Purchasing New Pc....

  1. #1
    Purchasing a new PC in around a weeks time...my 333mhz Celeron just aint up to the job anymore!?!!?

    Found this package with a UK dealer -
    AMD Athlon 3.2XP+
    1024 DDR Ram
    16x DVD Rom
    8x DVD RW
    Motherboard XP+ 8xAGP 6 USB2 FSB 400mhz
    Radeon 256MB 9200
    6.1 Audio
    speakers, keyboard, mouse..blah..blah..blah

    for 509.00

    Now i'm thinking this is a pretty good deal, and i know it has shedloads of power in the Processor and all the RAM....BUT....is the graphics card anygood for say Doom 3/Half Life 2..etc..as I think the 9200 is not DX9 compatible...the 9200 is getting on a bit isnt it???? Would i be better asking them to stick me in a 9600 or 9800??

    I need advice from Tech folk who know a little more about Hardware...advice greatly appreciated...
    I got Booted from Xbox Scene Forum...Proud??...You Betcha!!

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Lick My Lovepump
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Age
    15
    Posts
    2,698
    Go for a cheap 9800 Pro if possible.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    lynx's Avatar .
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    9,810
    The 9200 isn't up to the job, go for a 9800, but not the SE.

    I don't see a HDD in that spec, could that explain the low price?

    And I assume the dreaded VAT is on top of that.
    .
    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Originally posted by lynx@7 July 2004 - 10:36
    The 9200 isn't up to the job, go for a 9800, but not the SE.

    I don't see a HDD in that spec, could that explain the low price?

    And I assume the dreaded VAT is on top of that.
    The HDD is 160gig...no that price is excluding VAT...is the 9600 upto the job?? With all that processor/ram power could I opt for a 9600 and be OK???


    Just outta curiousty if I asked the dealer to keep with the same price 509.00..drop the ram to 512 and stick in a 9800...would it run Doom 3 etc...like a breeze????
    I got Booted from Xbox Scene Forum...Proud??...You Betcha!!

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    lynx's Avatar .
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    9,810
    512MB ram should be ok for most apps, that's what I've got and with XP Pro it just hasn't been an issue.

    I'm not a graphics card expert, but as long as that's not the 9800SE it won't have any problems at all running Doom3. In fact the SE shouldn't have any probs either, but you would have to lower some of the settings.
    .
    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Just spoke to the dealer again and he said for the same price 509.00 (inc VAT), he could do me -

    AMD 2.8ghz
    512 Ram
    80G HDD
    Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB

    and all the other stuff I mentioned before....

    would I be laughing with that setup???
    I got Booted from Xbox Scene Forum...Proud??...You Betcha!!

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    lynx's Avatar .
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    9,810
    On a quick calculation I would suggest he is getting the better end of the deal (probably by about 30), dropping 3 items down for 1 item up. It still looks like a reasonable deal, but not as good as it did.

    I suppose he's probably got a very limited market for the 9200 card though, which is probably why the deal was so good in the first place.
    .
    Political correctness is based on the principle that it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    15,388
    I would buy the original spec machine and just get my own graphics card...the 9600XT would be fine...and either sell the 9200 or keep it as backup.
    The extra RAM and faster chip are well worth it and video card prices are dropping.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Cheers peeps for all the advice...im gonna go with clockers idea and grab a 9600XT...altogether for (sorry for typin this out again) a....

    Athlon 3.2XP
    1024 Ram
    160gig HDD
    9600XT 128mb
    17inch monitor
    and all that other stuff..........

    it would be...

    645.00

    sound good?????
    I got Booted from Xbox Scene Forum...Proud??...You Betcha!!

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    15,388
    Originally posted by slimboyfatz@7 July 2004 - 09:39


    it would be...

    645.00

    sound good?????
    Well yeah...depending on what kind of RAM, what brand of HDD, which board, etc.

    You were a little vague on the details.

    Actually, you failed to mention them at all, so I guess you were more than a little vague...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •