Area 51 3550

By jonjon · 5 replies
Jun 17, 2006
  1. this is the computer that im considering to buy... BTW i want a computer that can last years and years, so tell me if this isnt the right computer for are some of the specs

    -Intel® Pentium® D Processor 930 w/ Dual Core Technology 3.0GHz 800MHz FSB

    -Alienware® Full-Tower Chassis (black)

    -Alienware® Acoustic Dampening

    - Alienware® 485 Watt Power Supply

    -Alienware® PCI Express Motherboard with Intel® 945 Chipset

    -1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB

    -250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache

    -16x DVD-ROM Drive with Software DVD Decoder

    -256MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800GS

    -17" 12ms LCD

    -Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround Audio

    overall with other lil feat. it comes out to be 1,533...tell me what u think this a good deal? ok deal?? or should i get an AURORA 5500... LOL i need help... i just want a computer that i can play CS in lol
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I would consider 2GB of memory. Other than that your good to go. *TacoBell hand flarewave *
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Personally I would wait another month or so and go with the new conroe CPU and a 965 chipset.
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Like iss said, wait a bit for the new Conroy cpu and 965 chipset.
    Even if you still get the unit that you have listed, the price will be lower next month, then you can get the extra ram.
  5. jonjon

    jonjon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the help ppl..
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Nork brings up a good point. even if you dont want to go with Conroe, by waiting until it is released you will be able to buy the 930 CPU cheaper as the price on those will drop when conroe is released. either way go with at least a 965 chipset so you can upgrade later on.
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