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Old 12-14-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default My New Comp Specs - Comments Please :D

Hi, just thought i'd ask for some comments from you guys as i have ordered a load of new comp parts to rebuild my comp after xmas. I'm currently runnin a peice of s**t basically...lol! I bought it when i dint have a clue what was a decent pc so laugh if ya want lol cus i am ... It was a 'Packard Bell iConnect' with a celeron 766mhz, with 192mb crucial ram, and a 20gb hard drive. Recently i've just bought some new parts...

Gigabyte GA-7S748-L

Socket A for AMD Athlon™ XP / Athlon™ /Duron™ processor

Northbridge :SiS 748
Southbridge : SiS 963L
Integrated Peripherals
Realtek ALC655 AC97 codec Chip
Realtek 8201 LAN PHY Chip

Front Side Bus
400/333/266/200 MHz FSB

Type : DDR400(PC3200)/ DDR333 (PC2700) / DDR266 (PC2100) -184pin
Max capacity : 3GB
DIMM slots:3

Internal I/O Connectors
1 x FDD port
2 x UDMA ATA133/100/66 Bus Master IDE ports
1 x USB 2.0 connector (support 2 ports)
2 x cooling fan pin header
1 x GAME/ MIDI connector

Expansion Slots
1 x AGP slot (8X/4X-AGP 3.0 compliant)
5 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)

Rear Panel I/O
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
1 x RJ45 port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x COM ports
Audio (1 x Line-in / 1 x Line-out / 1 x Mic) port

Form Factor
ATX, Dimension : ( 30.5x 20.0cm )

H/W Monitoring
System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
H/W detect and report for power-in voltage, CPU voltage, and Fan Speed
Support auto temperature detect and thermal shutdown function

2M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS
Other Features
Xpress Install
Xpress Recovenry

Bundle Software
Norton Internet Security™
Norton Anti Virus™
Norton™ Personal Firewall
Norton™ Privacy Control
Norton™ Parental Control
Norton™ Spam Alert
GIGABYTE Windows Utility Manager
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Graphics Card
Just thought i'd get a nice cheap thing to get the job as i aint a 'hardcore' gamer lol. Its a Hightech/HIS ATI Radeon 9550SE
GPU: 250mhz
RAMDAC: 400mhz

I was orginally going for an AMD Athlon XP 2500+, but every damn place i looked has sold out so i got fed up and got a Sempron 2800+ which is nearlly the same, just with a different name.

The cooler i chose is a cooler master which supports every processor up to an athlon xp 3200.

The PSU i chose is a Magna 500w

And the ram i chose is just 1 stick of Crucial 256mb - PC2700. I shall buy more once i get the money as i doubt i'll reach the 3gb limit lol.

I also recently bought £60 worth of case and mods. A super flower gaming case with a side window and built in fan. 4 extra 80mm fans. A super flower fan master. 2 cold cathodes. And some a that wierd EL wire stuff lol. So all together i'll have 6 fans :P

[b]All together its only been around 200 quid...aint it cheaper when ya build it yaself

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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Not bad. The graphics card and cpu should do ok on older games. LOL The 9550? LOL I remember a friend telling me that at PowerColor (ATI gpu manufacturer) the old 9550 had the wrong cores in it, and some people OC'ed them to like 400 core speed, but the memory couldnt go much higher than like 450-550 LOL. BTW he's a mod for their forum, so thats why he knows.

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Mmmhh ok. My mate bought a 64mb hercules one off ebay for 13 quid. And it playes Soldier Of Fortune 2 brilliant, and GTA Vice City online! So i'm sure this better one will do for the minimal amount of games i playe...lol
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