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Old 04-05-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Buying New Computer, need help choosing :P

Hi, I'm thinking about buying a new computer but I would like everyone's opinion first as I am not an expert in hardware stuff.

I have two options:

[Option 1]
[Fujitsu-Siemens Deutschland PC V]
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ [2,4Ghz]
RAM: 1024MB DDR400
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 6600 256MB PCI-Express Overclocked
Double-Layer DVD+-R/+-RW Burner
Integrated DVB-T Tuner
11in1 Card Reader
Infrared Remote Control
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home
Software Packet
6xUSB (2xFront), 1xFireWire

[Option 2]
[Dell Dimension 8400 Essential]
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 540 HT (3,2Ghz, 1MB Cache, 800Mhz FSB)
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 (OEM Version)
Free Dell Clor Inkjet Printer
RAM: 1024MB Dual-Channel DDR2 RAM, 400Mhz (2x512MB)
HD: 160GB SATA (7.200 U/Min) with 8MB DataBurst Cache
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 6800 GTo 256MB (I'll Overclock it later if I get this one)
16x DVD-ROM/48x/32x/48x CD-Burner

They both cost 999, I'm looking for the best one to play recent games like Doom 3, Half-Life 2 and FarCry

Thanks everybody :P

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Old 04-05-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Sorry for double posting but I really need someone's opinion on this, plleeeaaassseee

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Old 04-05-2005, 10:05 AM   #3
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I like the video card (6800GT) from the Dell system, but that's all I like about that one. The Siemens have the Athlon 64 CPU and the 11 in 1 card reader which I love also.

My decision would be to get the seimens one. I'm sure the 6600 will run nicely. I never heard of that company making PCs though. Dell has the name.
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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They actually have lots of PCs on their website (although you have to go to their Online Shop thingy) I'm buying it from a German website ('cause I live in Germany) and so it doesn't have any shipping fees on products that cost more than 300 so I only pay the computer and they send it home. I also read reviews about the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ and it performs as well as a Pentium 4 HT 3,4Ghz processor and the revews of the 6600 say that you can get the values a little bit over a normal 6600GT by only overclocking it with RivaTuner. So I'll go for the Fujitsu Siemens I think, but I would like other peoples opinions too, so just post what you think.

btw, when I posted 6800GTo it wasn't a typo, GTo is a kind of "Special Edition" that is between the 6800GT and the 6800Ultra, in the review it said that the GTo could be overclocked with RivaTuner to perform about 2% better than a normal Ultra :S
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