what is your opinion on this pc

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mt_mckinlay

Guest
CPU: 0425 - AMD64 Athlon X2 4200+ AM2
CPU Cooler: 480 - Standard CPU heatsink & fan
Motherboard: 750 - ECS K8M890M-M
Memory: 518 - 2.0GB Kingston DDR2 667mhz (2x 1GB)
Hard Drive: 0611 - 250GB S-ATA2 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 502 - 18x Double-Layer DVD+/-RW
Graphics card: 0640 - NVidia GeForce 8600GT 256MB
Sound card: 0660 - Creative Audigy Soundblaster SE 7.1
Peripherals: 0650 - Keyboard, mouse and speakers
Monitor: 0620 - 17'' Widescreen TFT Monitor
Accessories: 0703 - 30-in-1 USB Media Card Reader
PSU: 600 - 400W PSU
Case: 596 - EZCool K110
Warranty: 1000 - 3 Year Bronze Warranty

do you think this pc will be capable of playing games like fear and bioshock
thx mt_mckinlay
 

Miss Chief

Distinguished Member
it'll play the game but nowhere near top settings due to the middle of range graphics card. Also at the moment Core2Duo's wee all over AMD options and i'd recommend changing the build to include a core2Duo of some sort.
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
CPU: 4594 - Intel Core 2 Duo E4400
CPU Cooler: 480 - Standard CPU heatsink & fan
Motherboard: 760 - Asrock Conroe1333-D667
Memory: 518 - 2.0GB Kingston DDR2 667mhz (2x 1GB)
Hard Drive: 0611 - 250GB S-ATA2 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 502 - 18x Double-Layer DVD+/-RW
Graphics card: 0640 - NVidia GeForce 8600GT 256MB
Peripherals: 0650 - Keyboard, mouse and speakers
Monitor: 0620 - 17'' Widescreen TFT Monitor
PSU: 600 - 400W PSU
Case: 596 - EZCool K110
Warranty: 1000 - 3 Year Bronze Warranty
ok wat about this ow and thx for ya help

which one do you think is better
 

badbob

Banned
The Intel. Both have lousy graphics card. My X1900XT would whoop it's ass.:)
also 17" is too small, I would look at 19".
Get 500GB, price per GB is best. No point getting 250GB as only slightly cheaper than 500GB.
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
Sapphire RADEON X1600 PRO, (256 MB) AGP Graphic Card

rite ok so the intel is better gd ill go for this
is this graphics card better tho or not
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
is 17 actually to small for games or just you prefer smaller screen?

also you can only get 400gb harddrive and i dnt need that much plus its a extra 20 pound i cant afford
 

badbob

Banned
17", being that's widescreen is quite small vertically. So you need to buy a bigger screen to make up for it.

My 17" 4:3 has the same height as a 20" 16:10.
1600Pro is a lousy card.

But I guess if you're on a budget..
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
Additional Information about Sapphire RADEON 9550, (256 MB) AGP Graphic Card

Processor
Graphic Processor ATI RADEON 9550


Key Features
Card Interface AGP 8x
Compatibility PC


Memory
Installed Memory 256 MB
Memory Tech DDR SDRAM
Memory Data Width 128-bit
Installed Memory / Technology 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)


Technical Features
Form Factor Plug-in card
Analog Video Standards RGB, S-Video
Special Features HDTV TV-out Support


Input / Output
Display Interface DVI x 1, VGA - 15 pin D-Sub x 1
Output Interface S-Video, TV Out


System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP


Miscellaneous
Package Type Bulk
MPN 110320510


i could also get this graphics card do ya think it is the best of the one that comes with the computer and the other one i posted
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
i can just afford to get 19 inch screen its only seven quid extra
 

badbob

Banned
If you want to change graphics card, why are you buying a pre-built PC then ripping it out? You're just wasting money.

And I would take a guess that system is PCI-E, so if you do buy a AGP videocard it won't fit.

8500GT is budget graphics card, look at ATI 1950 Pro or perhaps second hand ATI X1900XT.
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
i will take that graphics out before i buy it so its cheaper and will have a look at the other cards as well but wat about this one

GPU:
NVIDIA® GeForce 7300
Bus Type:
PCI Express
Memory: (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Supporting 512MB with the use of system memory to compliment onboard memory..
For full 512MB support, 512MB of system memory required.
Connectors:
DVI-I
S-Video
Windows Vista ready
System Requirements:
A PCI Express compliant motherboard
A vacant PCI Express x16 slot

i dnt get the please read carefully bit but anyway would all theese graphics card work if i used linux or not
 

badbob

Banned
7300- lousy. Even worse than 8500!

Forget playing Fear on a system like that. The graphics card is the bottleneck.

You need to spend £80+ on a videocard, pickup a used X1900XT/XTX and it'll be much much faster than 7300/8500 rubbish.
 
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mt_mckinlay

Guest
Ø NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT GPU
Ø Silent Technology
Ø 256MB Memory
Ø PCI Express interface
Ø 128Bit data bus
Ø 500MHz core clock
Ø 677MHz memory clock
Ø SLI capable
Ø HDTV
Ø DVI-I and VGA
Ø PureVideo
Ø Latest Full DirectX9
Ø Latest Full DirectX10
Ø Latest OpenGL 2.0
Ø Windows Vista compatible
Ø Windows XP compatible

wat bout this
 

Miss Chief

Distinguished Member
at the very minimum to game with any decent settings the best price/performance ratio is undoubtedly the 1950Pro from Ati. yes the 8800 will out perform it but you'll pay anything from £60 more.
 

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