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Old 12-25-2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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Arrow Need some advice

Let me first start off by saying I am the BIGGEST NOOB when it comes to computers. With that being said, i want to show you guys the gaming computer i customized and i want ur advice on how u think it would hold up for me. If something doesnt look right, or you think i should upgrade on something please tell me. (Remember Im a huge noob so go easy on me )

Case: Digital Storm Twister VALUE (Black Edition)
Power Supply: 450W CoolMax
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (512KB Cache) w/HyperTransport
Technology (AM2)
Motherboard: Asus M2N-E (Chipset: nForce 570) (AM2 Socket)
Memory: 1GB DDR2 Super Talent at 667MHz
Floppy / Media: Sony 1.44MB Floppy (Black Edition)
Hard Drive 1: 320GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Hard Drive 2: - No Thanks
Raid Option: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: Sony DVD-ROM/CD-ROM (DVD Reader 16x / CD Reader 40x)
(Includes Power DVD)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL
/ Network Connections)
Modem: - No Thanks
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB (By: eVGA) (PCI-Express)
TV Tuner: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Motherboard Multi-Channel High Definition Audio (7.1
Physics Card: - No Thanks
Cooling: Air Cooling (Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan (Stage
1 Cooling)
Case Lighting: - No Thanks
Round Cables: - No Thanks
User Manual: FREE! Personalized Elite Digital Storm Binder (Paperwork /
Benchmarks / CDs / Manuals)
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home (Includes Windows Vista Basic
Restore Kit: FREE! Digital Storm Restore DVD Recovery Kit
Protection: McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 (AntiVirus, FireWall,
Office: - No Thanks
LCD Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Warranty: 2 Year Platinum Care Parts & Labor Warranty
Support: Lifetime Toll-Free Platinum Care Technical Support

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Old 12-25-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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lol, u stole my name!! lol j.k

but yea its alright, whats ur spending limit

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Old 12-25-2006, 07:05 PM   #3
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Looks to be a nice rig. Should work well for you.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:12 PM   #4
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the only change i'd make would be making the proc an AMD 64 X2. (to steal the intel phrase "Dual core, do more")

assuming the computer is not built yet, and you'd be doing this as an upgrade, you could probally do this for under $100.
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