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Old 05-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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Post This is the last thread I make about buying a new computer lol

Okay my mind is set! I'm going! To buy this computers, i just need the final word to find out if this computer is good,
its $1,153.44 and only $35.00 a month which isn't bad at all.
Once again my question is is this computer good?
good for lots of gaming?
system specifications are below

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Professional
Memory 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
Keyboard and Mouse Bundles Dell USB Keyboard and Dell 2-button Scroll Mouse
Monitor No Monitor
Video Card 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro
Hard Drive 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Floppy Drive and Media Reader No Floppy Drive Included
Mouse Mouse included in Wireless, Laser or Bluetooth Package
Network Interface Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Modem No Modem
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
CD ROM/DVD ROM 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed) No Productivity software pre-installed
Anti-Virus/Security Suite No security subscription (McAfee 30-day trial)
Warranty and Service 1Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor - Next Business Day*
Internet Access Service 6 Months of EarthLink Internet Access Included
Miscellaneous Award Winning Service and Support
Dell Digital Entertainment No Entertainment software pre-installed
Labels Windows XP™

I have these games right here

Counter Strike
Counter Strike Condition Zero
Counter Strike Condition Zero Deleted scenes
Counter Strike source
Call of duty 2
Day of defeat
Doom 3
Doom 3 Resurrection of evil
Halo
Half Life 2
Half Life 2 Episode 1
Half Life 2 Gary's Mod
Half Life 2 Death match
Half Life 2 Lost Coast
Half Life death match source
Half Life source
Half Life
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand theft auto vice city
Grand theft auto 3
Need for speed Most Wanted
soldier of Fortune
star craft
Star craft Brood War
Unreal Tournament 2004
Would i be able to max out the graphics? would I be able to play all of those games on the highest settings?
Would they run fast?

also
when I get this computer I would probaly buy games like

F.E.A.R,Quake4,Battlefield2142,NFS Carbon,tom clancy Ghost Recon Advanced warfighter,
would this computer be able to play those games?

when i do get this computer I need a wireless adapter so i chose the
(Netgear WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter) Is this a good Wireless adapter? I have the Linksys router/Wap at home and its 54mbps

Which gpu is better?

256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro

256MB NVIDIA Geforce 7300LE TurboCache
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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in my oppion the graphics card could be alot better if you want to max out graphics and have a good fps

EDIT defiantly if you want to buy games like fear and battlefield2142
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I guess this is a desktop then?

I would improve memory and the GPU, the high-end 7 series is cheaper now, why not go for that? A 7900GS can be had for $130 and that will get the job done on all those games (I would NOT go for a 7300 if I were you). The memory may require you to get a better motherboard too, but I'd do DDR2-800 if possible.

I guess since you're financing you're not building, are you? You could probably get out a little cheaper by doing that. It just seems a little pricey since mine was about $1600 built one year ago, and with several faster parts than that.

The CPU should overclock well if you get a good cooler. I bet you could get it up to around 2.8-2.9GHz
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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okay thanks,
i will probaly do some upgrading when i get it ive ordered it
i went with the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro GPU
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:11 PM   #5
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okay thanks,
i will probaly do some upgrading when i get it ive ordered it
i went with the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro GPU
Yeah, the X1300 should out perform the 7300 by quite a bit.
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okay thank you all so much i always get confused as to which gpu is better
thanks
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Default Re: This is the last thread I make about buying a new computer lol

You can't overclock on DELLs (unless done in the OS, but that isn't as good).

My only advice to you is to build it yourself. I just built a computer that is much better than yours and I paid ~$900. And for the gfx question, both of those cards are pretty bad, and won't play some of the newer games you owned at max settings. And those games you are probably going to buy, you could run them, but it wouldn't be max at all.
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I don't want to overclock, Just play games,email,Internet,videos,DVD's
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For the price your paying you could get a much nicer setup (not saying that the set you have right there is bad by any means.) I agree your going to have to go with a better GPU, you should try to stick with the eVGA cards. Heres the set up im getting for about the same price..

NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

KINGWIN ABT-600MA1 ATX 12V Ver.2.2 600W Power Supply

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX

Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model

Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U2500N 250GB 7200 RPM External Hard Drive





Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (gunna be gettin 3 of those so I can run them in Raid 0)

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2

all of that for the total of $1549.88
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what about this GPu?

SAPPHIRE 100173L Radeon X1550 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102080
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