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Old 11-16-2005, 03:49 PM   #11
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CPU : (939-pin) AMD ATHLON64 3200+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD : (Sckt939)EVGA nForce4 SLI Chipset SATA RAID Dual PCI-E Mainboard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY : 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY (Corsair Value Select)
VIDEO CARD : NVIDIA Geforce 6600 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD
VIDEO CARD 2 : NONE
MONITOR & LCD : NONE
HARD DRIVE : 160GB Hard Drive (SATA150 - Hitachi 160GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache -- Recommended)
Hard Drive 2 : NONE
Optical Drive : (Special Price) LG GWA-4161 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BEIGE COLOR)
Optical Drive 2 : SONY 52X CD-ROM (BEIGE COLOR)
SOUND : HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Better? Worse?
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:35 PM   #12
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I would stick with the 3000+; I doubt a 200MHz increase in clock sped will better performance by a considerable degree.

The memory is fine, the video card is decent, the HDD is good.

You might wanna upgrade to a sound card, such as the Audigy 2 ZS Value.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:41 PM   #13
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OK thanks for the help so far.

How long will it take for this to be obsaleet(lol sp)? I want to be able to play games that come out in the future.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:25 PM   #14
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I really couldn't say, but with SLI and Crossfire out, and the GeForce 7 series being apparently a lot better than the 6 series, I'd say that it might last you for about a year, maybe longer.

But I think the focus is on CPU's, and for games to support multi-threading, so maybe graphics won't be that important.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #15
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looks good to me. the video card might last about a year, but it will be able to play all the games out there today.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:17 PM   #16
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your cpu will be obselete by next spring.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #17
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A Year!?

So I spend like $900 bucks for only a year?
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:11 PM   #18
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i would wait if i were you. The M2 is supposidly releasing next spring, but you know how AMD is on top of things...
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:12 PM   #19
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Just get something and stick with it. If you want to wait for the best technology, you'll wait forever, because computer technology advances at an amazing rate.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20...achine-08.html
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