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    OK, this is the last one, i promise.

    Hi guys ive spent a week in hell tring to buy a new computer. Ive tried my best to research and learn about where technology is at and what is good and what isnt. I owe alot to you guys in helping me with this.

    My current system is (for the last 6 years)
    1.1ghz Celeron
    256SDRAM
    Gegorce2 mx/mx440
    56k modem
    etc etc ect.

    I have went to every Custom build site in the uk and i have finally(i hope) found a good computer for my budget. Bear in mind alot of these sites use generic and poor quality components, i THINK i have found a good quality deal.
    Please give me some feedback on this as i dont want to waste my money.

    JeanTech Phong Case (With 2x 120mm blue LED & Fan controller Upgrade)

    420w HiperPowerQuiet Dual Fan Power Supply Unit with
    action Fan Control

    AMD ATHLON 64 3200+

    ASUS KV8 Motherboard

    1Gb Corsair Twin-X PC3200 Cas 2 Platinum Extreme XMS Memory
    (2x512Mb Matched Pair Sticks for Optimum Performance)

    Elite PC Systems AGP/PCI Twin Fan Cooler with Blue LED's

    HIS Excalibur ATi Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition Pro Ice-Q

    160Gb Western Digital Hard Drive (7200rpm, 8Mb Cache

    Samsung 52x Speed CD-R/RW (Black)

    Sony DWU-18A DVD-RW +\- Dual Format 8 Speed

    17" Hyundai Q770S Silver/Black DynaFlat-X CRT Monitor
    Maximum Resolution - 1280x1024


    Windows XP Professional
    Norton Internet Security 2004 Professional
    Norton SystemWorks 2004 Professional
    Nero 6 Ultra Edition 2004 & PowerPack
    Microsoft® Office 2003 Professional Edition
    3 year RTB warranty

    For £1276.


    IS THIS A GOOD COMPUTER>

    #2
    Re: OK, this is the last one, i promise.

    Originally posted by Holy Red
    IS THIS A GOOD COMPUTER>
    Honestly, do you really expect anyone to say no? Really, this looks like yet another sys spec brag thread.

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      #3
      yeah, except for the windows xp bit...

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        #4
        It is not a specs brag. I am very new to this, all i want is some advice. All i want to know is whether the components are good. I know the video card is good, but its the other things im worried about. I dont even have it yet.

        I am currently using, and have done for 4 years.

        1.1 celeron
        256sdram
        Geforce2 mx/mx400.

        This computer serves me well, but apparently its ****.
        If i came here bragging then i wouldnt hold back dude, id BRAG.
        Thats not what this thread is about, all i want is some advice.

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          #5
          is the drive DVD as well? its really gonna be a necessity in the future im guessing and it looks like your gonna have that new rig for a while

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            #6
            yeh, it has a 52xCD RW and a 12x DVD RW.

            Thanks Cold.

            You are proof this forum isnt completely infested with negativity.

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              #7
              Looks good. :up:

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                #8
                sweet

                but dont expect it all to run ut well!! lol

                some of the best spec'd pcs have more trouble then my humble pc

                2.4ghz athlon xp
                gefore fx5200 * (to be upgraded next month - to what, im not sure)

                1024mb ddr ram

                win xp pro
                audigy 2 zx 7.1
                creative inspire t7700 7.1 speakers
                17" dell monitor (yuk - again to be replaced next year when money lets me)

                asus a7s333 mobo

                logitech optical mouseman and cordless keyboard

                some un-branded 52x24x52 cd-rw
                unbranded dvd rom

                adsl internal pci modem w/512k connx

                crappy old computer desk

                peeling wallpaper

                smelly cat


                you get the idea

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                  #9
                  Yeah, that looks like a smokin fast computer. I have an asus Mobo too & love it. My only qualm would be about the monitor - I'd go 19 inch - it's not too much more money, and makes a big difference. The monitor is not a place to pinch pennies, because its 'really' what you are looking at all day.! With top of the line-everything else, why not a 19in?

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                    #10
                    lol, sounds similar to my current rig.

                    Did i mention that ive had 56k for 5 years, wednesday is the day when i becomes available for the first time in my area. So ill be going from a 1.1celeron Geforce2 system(17fps with everything off and on lowest possible) with 56k, to that rig and broadband.

                    Im excited to see the difference, as ive never even used a computer better than my current one, so i have no idea what it will be like.

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                      #11
                      of course. should get you 100+ fps in offline dm

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                        #12
                        ill take it

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                          #13
                          The monitor was a difficult decision. I am on an extremly TIGHT bugdet. My family are pretty poor. The only reason i can get this is because i invested $25 into online poker and turned it into $2500(i am a amazing Poker player). So this is my limit. Ive toyed with the idea of holding back on some other aspects of the spec to get a better monitor, but its not worth dropping the performance.


                          Its only a matter of time before i win some more $$$ and upgrade the monitor.

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                            #14
                            just one thing, in your 1st post you say

                            'My current system is (for the last 6 years)
                            1.1ghz Celeron
                            256SDRAM
                            Gegorce2 mx/mx440
                            56k modem
                            etc etc ect. '

                            but in your 2nd post you say 'I am currently using, and have done for 4 years.

                            1.1 celeron
                            256sdram
                            Geforce2 mx/mx400.'

                            and another 1 you say you've had 56K for 5 years??


                            make ya mind up lad:P:bulb: :bulb:

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                              #15
                              I don't think that i saw mouse in that upgrade... while you are @ it het yourself logitech mx510 and good mouse pad. Otherwise it looks good.

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