Bros new gaming comp!

By geno2k3
Jul 26, 2006
  1. bros comp:

    CPU: Pentium D 930 3.0ghz(x2 dual core) 2x2(4mb)L2cashe

    RAM: 2gb DDR Ram

    MEMORY: 160gb ATA HD

    GFX CARD: X800GTO: 400mhz core clock, 980mhz memory clock, GDDR3 256MB, 256 MEM-Interface
    16 pixel pipelines, OPEN GL - 2.0 DX.9

    Optical Drives: 16X DVD Burner + CD-RW


    PSU: 450watt

    EXTRA: Keyboard + Optical Mouse

    Grand Total: $765

    Any comments? suggestions? feedback?
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Is this a custom built rig or pre-built? What mobo and psu are in the new setup?
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    1. I hope that's a typo and that's DDR2 ram and not DDR. I'd also hope he splurged for the CAS4 vs. CAS5 memories. I'd also be concerned which DDR2's he got (667's or 800's).

    2. Depending on mainboard, SATA might have been a better choice over ATA.

    3. AC'97 isn't a soundcard. It's integrated audio. While this is okay for some people, it does hog more CPU power when gaming.. so even a cheapo $30 US Audigy SE would likely perform better.

    Everything else looks good though! The X800 GTO is an excellent bang-for-the-buck card and the Pentium D 930 is a great core (Presler core/800mhz)... provided it has DDR2 memories behind it, that is. :)
  4. geno2k3

    geno2k3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Thanks for the replies, this is a pre-built computer with a new vid card and a new cpu. No it isnt a typo they are only DDR-400 PC3200 sticks. Im glad i made the choice to upgrade to that video card and cpu. Would this be able to handle the latest games very well?
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