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will these components be good for a gaming-ish computer ?

By MMDominator88
Jun 4, 2007
  1. http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811208008 ( XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813127236 ( ABIT KN9 SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130017 ( eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103733 ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3800CUBOX - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145566 (CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail )
     
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Those should be fine for gaming. However, for your CPU I would change to a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane. That CPU is faster dispite the slower clock speed. Not to mention it overclocks better and and runs cooler. And if possible upgrade to the eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GS KO 256MB.

    Another note: Don't use the power supply that comes with that case, buy one seperate.
     
  3. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 378

    The internet gaming shop by my house uses the 7600gt. Its plays everything there like a champ. Very good gpu IMO. The PSU that comes with the case will most likely blow and might damage your whole system. Invest in a good PSU. The advice on the 3600+ is pretty good, I would follow it.
     
  4. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Of course it will. That's a pretty good one :) And yes, those components are good, however, if you can get a 7900GS or even better, a Radeon X1950PRO, that would be a very good gaming PC.
     
  6. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    ok, so I've taken the advice on the CPU upgrade, and the advice on the 7900GS graphics card upgrade, and Im gonna buy the Antec 500W PSU. What I wanna know is, will this computer be a good gaming computer (and everyday computer for that matter) for a long time (2 years) or is it gonna be waaaay obsolete after I put it together ?!

    Final price for all of the components I am gonna buy is 540.96 before rebates and all that jazz (I am gonna use my HDD's I already have and the sound blaster audigy sound card I already have [I guess I could also use the floppy drive too, lol])
     
  7. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 189

    Nothing really stays "good" for two years. It doesn't have dx10 support so any game coming out for that won't be playable period. However, expect to be able to play virtually any dx9 game and highish graphics, depending on the game, (stuff like oblivion will have to be a little lower, Halo 1 pc can be put all the way up).
     
  8. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    well then what graphics card would U recommend as a DX 10 card ?


    This is what my list of items consists of now

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811208008 ( XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131013 ( ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130056 ( EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817103937 ( Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103046 ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600DDBOX - Retail )

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231065 ( G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail )

    how do those components sound now ?

    total comes to $593.95
     
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