How well would this system run??

By Firebird
Jun 12, 2004
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  1. Hey, I was wondering how well a system with these specs would run: Athlon XP 2600, Syntax Products SV400 mobo, 512mb of PC2700 RAM , 12gig hard drive, and a XFX Geforce FX 5600 XT 128mb. I was just wondering how well you guys think this runs, and would it be enough for the next couple of years since the new PCI bus is coming out. Any input would be helpful. Thanks guys.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Your hard drive has to go. 12GB is not only small, but very, very, very slow compared to modern drives.
  3. abc

    abc Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    I think he ment 120GB. If that is the case, it looks fine to me. If you are planning to play many games on it, I'd think about a different video card (XT on Geforce cards means it is slower than a regular and much slower than an ultra).
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Well you won't really know until you actually build the thing and see how all of these components work together, but I am sure it would be fine. I, too, hope you mean 120GB.
  5. Charles Hammond

    Charles Hammond Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    I always stay away from Via Chipset Motherboards.
  6. osudelt69

    osudelt69 Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    I 2nd that! Get a board with Nvidia chipset, I have ECS board that has nvidia 2 chipset. Its very fast. Sanda 04 put me inline with intel 3.0Ghz P4 in most tests. I have the 2700xp.
  7. somekid007

    somekid007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 369

    id drop that mobo and get a biostar m7ncd(?), the nforce2 board anyways. it can be had for around $60, and take a little splurge and get the radeon 9600pro.
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Why?
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