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System specs - need opinion

By dallas0507
Feb 27, 2006
  1. Intel Pentium 4 630, 3.0 GHz, 2MB L2, 800 MHz FSB, Socket LGA775 $212.00
    Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA/150 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM) $116.00
    Corsair DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Select 1GB 240-pin $119.00
    Asus P5GD2-X Socket 775 Intel 915P Chipset Dual-Ch DDR2 600 $118.00
    XFX GeForce 6800GS 256Mb DDR3 TV-Out DVI-I PCI Express Graphics Card $245.00
    LG 52X CD-RW/16X DVD-ROM Combo Drive (Black) $35.99
    AOpen QF50D (Black) Mid Tower Case w/ 350 Watt PS and Air Duct $68.00

    total: $913.99

    Few questions:

    is 350 Watts enough?
    how does the 6800 GS stand up to the others?
    how can I improve this system but still stay budgeted under 1000 and i'm using www.canadacomputers.com
     
  2. seanp789

    seanp789 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    350w is enough but a with a auper cheap PSU it might die early


    Personally , I would recommend AMD over a similarly priced intel system but thats up to you.

    Are these prices in CDN or USD?
     
  3. dallas0507

    dallas0507 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    These prices are CDN, thanks for your reply. I'm more of an intel guy, but thats purely preference. I don't mind replacing a PSU that comes default with the case.
     
  4. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 430

    You could take an Antec case, they come with SmartPower PSUs, but these have problems with some mobos...

    Only a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive? 10-30$ more and you can burn DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM and have LightScribe.
     
  5. Incogneato78

    Incogneato78 TS Rookie

    Quick noob comment:


    Doesn't seem like much, for that price.


    Have you checked newegg.com? You could do much better, at a lower price.
     
  6. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    this tread was from 2006 man, why are u posting?
     
  7. Incogneato78

    Incogneato78 TS Rookie

    Better question: Why is it still posted? I didn't bother to look at the date, assumed things were kept cleaner.
     
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    It is a dead thread, how did you come upon it in the first place? And please define "cleaner". I have not seen any forums without dead threads like these.
     
  9. Incogneato78

    Incogneato78 TS Rookie

    Oh, I am sorry if that came off like it did. Did not mean to be rude.


    I saw this thread on the first page, maybe 12 or so down? I should have looked at the date. My fault. I do not use forums much, at all. I figured maybe if it was on the first page , it wouldnt be old. I understand now, it's not like people are able to respond moments after .
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    But not three years later either, especially commenting on three year old Canadian dollar prices. How pointless it that? Anyhow, lesson learned.

    Welcome to the forums.
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    a double post by me. sorry.
     
     
  12. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    Rage, i think he was asking if treads are removed after awhile...
     
  13. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    350 watt PSU - would not bother as a 400 watt is only pennies more and will last that much longer as not stressed.
     
  14. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    look at the date lionheart!
     
  15. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Ah - can't usually be bothered with such footling detail! How come this thread is in the new posts???
     
  16. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    someone was replying before u to this old tread
     
  17. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    cheers for telling me! I could have gone on for hours!
     
  18. FoReWoRd

    FoReWoRd TS Rookie Posts: 238

    don't worry
     
  19. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    What? Me worry? No fear!
     
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