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I am thinking of purchasing a new PC, comments on it?

By Mikegorm
Jan 13, 2006
  1. I am a looking at purchasing this compuer and I am fairly green at all the mumbo jumbo. Here is a little backgorund on what we do:

    Games - a fair amount, mainly sport/auto racing at times over the internet, a few similuations and adventure
    Surfing - A large amount, online gaiming etc
    Music - always
    DVD - have started to get into this more, just purchased 60G Video Ipod, being from North America and living in Europe we would like to play our DVD to our TV as well. Looking into this for recording TV.

    This is what we are looking at:

    Midtower ATX 350W, Foxconn 915GV7MH-S, Intel P-IV 630 3.00 2Mb PC800, 2x ddr2/533 512Mb, 200Gb 7200rpm S-ATA - Seagate Barracuda, 1.44md drive, DVD52s/16x, DVDR +R/-R 16, point of view GeForce 6200 DVI/TV-out 256Mc PCI-E

    Any comments or upgrade suggestions?

    Cheers
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    What are you recording TV with? I don't see a tuner card in there, unless I'm overlooking something.
     
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Also, I don't know how much of a priority the "gaming" you mentioned is to you, but that GeForce 6200 card is not strong enough for today's newer games. Does the company you are looking at purchasing from allow you to customize the computer specs?

    I would also get more info on the name brand of the power supply they would be using.

    By the way, welcome to Techspot!
     
  4. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    You should rather try and get a 6600GT for gaming. The 6200 can't run todays game very well. The 6600GT however runs most games well and has a good price comapred to other cards.
     
  5. iNoob

    iNoob TS Rookie Posts: 68

    Yes, get at least a 6600GT unless "a fair amount" means "not that much". Also try getting a more powerful PSU. 350W is not enough by today's standards, get 450W.
     
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