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Postby Pr0digal on Fri May 13, 2005 6:00 pm

how about this one?

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor
Memory - 512MB DDR RAM (2x 256MB)
Hard Disk - 200GB 7200 RPM ATA-100 Drive
Graphics - 128Mb GeForce FX5200 with TV-out
Optical drive - Double Layer 16x Multiformat (+/-) DVD-Rewiter Drive
Monitor - 17" TFT Flat Panel Monitor
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Postby Junglist on Fri May 13, 2005 6:10 pm

Its ok.. apart from the graphics card, you should aim for the nVidia 6*00 series or Radeon X8**0 series for decent performance.
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Postby La Chavvy on Fri May 13, 2005 6:20 pm

Prodg,

What processor?

I mean is it Venice? Winchester? New Castle? Clawhammer?

Also is it socket 939 or 754, make sure you find these out, so we can help you!


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Postby Pr0digal on Fri May 13, 2005 6:48 pm

i cant see anything about it

http://pcs.tiny.com/computers/bargain_computers/14592

thats the link though if u wanna have a look
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Postby La Chavvy on Fri May 13, 2005 7:01 pm

Sounds like a pretty average deal mate, I'm not sure if I would, personally, go for that.

What is your budget? Assuming its around 600 including everything I'll have a search for you mate.


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Postby FCUK! on Fri May 13, 2005 7:06 pm

omg u need a better graphic card dude

a ATI 9800 pro
or nvidia 6800
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Postby Pr0digal on Fri May 13, 2005 7:13 pm

Thanks Chavs i realy apreciate that. Im looking for one around £700 max, it doent need to come with a printer as i wont really need one

Yeah i know FCUK i was planning to get a better on on pay day and get a computer shop to fit it for me

Edit:
btw is the AMD Athlon 64 Processor better than the Intel Pentium 4? everyone seems to recomend it
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Postby FCUK! on Fri May 13, 2005 7:38 pm

AMD is better 4 gaming :wink:
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Postby La Chavvy on Fri May 13, 2005 10:38 pm

AMD is better for gaming and artithmatical processes.

Intel is better for multimedia and arty stuff.

I think you would prefer AMD 64, since it will allow you to upgrade to XP 64, which will enhance your gaming and usual applications by a lot.

The thing is, for 700 pounds, its quite diffficult, since you need a monitor, keyboard etc. As mentioned earlier, my computer, without the monitor, costs 700.

So I will keep a look out, when do you want to order it by?


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Postby Pr0digal on Fri May 13, 2005 11:07 pm

maybe in a week or two

would iPod work on AMD then?
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Postby Cobra on Sat May 14, 2005 8:21 am

Pr0digal wrote:maybe in a week or two

would iPod work on AMD then?


Yeah it will man :).


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Postby La Chavvy on Sat May 14, 2005 10:14 am

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/pr ... 75&pid=125

After a bit of modifying I got this to 692 excluding postage
[Comes to 734 pounds including postage]

Its spec's are as follows:

Black/Silver Micro ATX Mini-Tower Case
Power Supply already in case
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Processor
2x 256MB (512MB) PC3200 DDR Memory
160GB Ultra-Fast SATA 7200rpm Hard Disk
DW-D26A Dual Layer Black 16X DVD +/-R/RW oem
256MB ATi Radeon X600 with DVI & TV-out PCI-Express
Multimedia & Internet Keyboard with Wrist Rest (Silver/Black)
2-Button PS/2 Mouse (Black)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Preload
Aries 17" TFT LCD Monitor with Integrated Speakers (Silver/Black)
Aries 1-Year On-Site Parts & Labour + 5-year RTB Labour-Only Warranty

Its the best I can do, considering the 17" TFT and X300 with 160 GB, its sufficient for most tasks, then you can upgrade the OS to Windows XP X64, which means a bigger boost in most areas of performance. [You can upgrade it to X64 for $20]


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Postby Pr0digal on Sat May 14, 2005 7:20 pm

Thanks for that Chavs, do u think i would be better off with the AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor rather than the 3000+. Its only about £70 extra im paying for it on a credit card so it wont make much diffrence
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Postby La Chavvy on Sat May 14, 2005 7:45 pm

I'm not too sure, I mean obviously it goes at around 500 mhz faster than the 3000 but for 70 quid, its quite a lot, especially if you dont know what type of processor you get.

For example the socket 939 Venice 3000 is far better than the socket 754 Newcastle 3000, since the Venice one has a core of .90 nm, where as the Newcastle has 1.30 nm [approx]. The fact that the Venice one is also socket 939 makes it better, since its the future socket type for a longer time than 754, meaning that 754 is becoming extinct already, where as the 939 will last a lot longer.

I think you might want to check it out with some guy you know a lot about computers, cause over the net, I'm lazy and I cant go in as much detail as I'd like to. But, personally, for 70 pounds, I wouldnt, unless it was a good core type - San Diego, Venice or Winchester [ Venice and San Diego are the latest core types]


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