is this a good computer?

By d12eam · 8 replies
Apr 5, 2006
  1. NZXT Trinity ATX Mid-Tower Case w/400W Power Supply
    939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology
    eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB
    Nvidia Geforce 6600 256 mb with dvi and TV output
    512MB DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module
    200 GB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache]
    16x DVD-ROM + 52x32x52 CD-RW Combo Drive
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System
    Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive
    Logitech Multi-Media Keyboard
    Logitech Optical Internet Mouse

    For $573.00.

    Is that a good deal?
    (thinking of buying it for my nephew who wants to play mainly BF2 so can it play it?)

    Thanks. Got the deal from ibuypower.
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    It's not bad, I'll give it that.
  3. d12eam

    d12eam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will it play BF2?
  4. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Yes it will, on pretty basic settings however. Your nephew will be able to play it on low or medium settings pretty smoothly.

    The only thing I may recommend is another 512MB stick of ram.
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Possibly a 6800, but I would definitely get 1 more stick of 512. BF2 will run more smoothly.
  6. jBoy!

    jBoy! TS Rookie

    i say it's definitely a good buy, but i also agree that you should double the ram. a 6600 may be sufficient for your nephew's gaming needs, but if not go for a 6800 or even an 7800 if you're willing to fork out some dough. ;)
  7. detrunks

    detrunks TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    have similar pc

    I'm not sure if you want to save some money too but there's no need for the SATA 2 (I don't think it'll improve performance over SATA 1). I have pretty much the same PC and you WILL need at least 1GB RAM. You don't need the floppy drive. I'd change you combo drive for at least a DVD-R (prefer DVD-RW). You might want a better mouse for gaming. I'd OC the 6600 using coolbits too (or get the 6800). :)
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Typical advertising.. 7.1 sound was already mentioned in the mainboard specs.

    Translation: ~50W RMS active speakers. Are there even seven of them (plus subwoofer) ?
  9. d12eam

    d12eam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Upgraded the ram and the video card. $650. Might buy it from what ive heard.
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