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Old 04-27-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Hello i was just wondering if this pc has good specs. I would like to play dawn of war 2, sims 3 starcraft 2 when it comes out at max graphics.

Will this do the job?

comes installed with windows 7 ultimate, nero and office

AMD 3.0 ghz dual core comes with Max orb cpu cooler really good cooler for overclocking

1 gig ATI 4870 graphics Card

4gig 1066 team xtreeme dark ram

1x 640 gig hdd

2x 160 gig hdd

Thermaltake Soprano case + 720 wat psu



Its $500 aud
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Pretty good system, only possible weakness I'd see is the processor. I assume that's a 6000X2 or something similar, I'd consider upgrading that at some point to a quad core. Should do pretty well overall though..
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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Or is this computer better?
Q6600 cpu GO stepping with Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme cooling + 120mm fan
P5K Deluxe Asus motherboard with wifi+2LAN
8800gts 320mb video with thermalright HR-03 cooling + 80mm fan
6Gb RAM undervolted at 1.8v 800mhz Ballistix PC8500 + Geil PC8500
500mb SATA II HDD
DVD + CD
Antec SLK3700AMB case with 2x 120mm fans
Does NOT come with OS (previously running windows 7 64bit)

Has setting in Bios for 2.8Ghz(summer) and 3.2Ghz(winter): The bios settings are for 100% load. The house is a timber cottage which got very hot in summer(40deg). Always used temperature monitoring software.
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The first one is ok, just find out the CPU model. The second has a much better CPU but a terrible gpu.

The first would perform better in games.
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I asked the guy about the cpu for this first one and he said the model is 7850.

i have no idea what that means haha so is it any good?

Thanks!
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...AMD 3.0 ghz dual core comes with Max orb cpu cooler really good cooler for overclocking...
AMD Phenom II X2 545?

Athlon II X2 250?

Or the older Athlon X2 5800+?
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I asked the guy about the cpu for this first one and he said the model is 7850.

i have no idea what that means haha so is it any good?

Thanks!
athlon 7850 is pretty meh. It would be okay for moderate gaming though.
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AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition
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Yeah he saod its the athlon 7850 black edition.
Would i be better off with the second one and buy a new graphics card?
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Yes. Buy a 5770 1GB at the least. You will be more future proof with a 5850 though.
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