Is this a good gaming rig?

By sw123 ยท 7 replies
May 21, 2006
  1. Hi:

    I wanted to play some modern games, so I was eondering if this was a good gaming rig:

    Processor: Intel Celeron 2.60 GHz
    MoBo: Intel 845GV
    Video: PNY Verto GeForce FX5500 128MB Dual VGA PCI with Pixel Shader 2.0+ support.
    Sound: Creative SoundBlaster Live! 24-Bit External USB.
    Harddrive: Western Digital IDE 80 GB
    O/S: Windows XP Home edition SP1

    Also, should I be able to play SW KOTOR II, SW BF2, and games like that?

    Thanks, sw123
  2. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    is it a good gaming rig? no. will you be able to play those games?yes.
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    if you want to be able to play BF2 without lagg go for atlest a nvivda 6200 or an ati 9600 and you need ATLEST 512mb of RAM
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Not even worth it to uprgrade to that. Save up, and get at least a agp slot, if not pci-e motherboard.Then, uprgade your cpu to at least a pentium 4.

    I dont think any pci-celeron combo could run any game even decently.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    i'd agree.. you'd probably lost the most points with having the word "celeron" in that pc.. save up or get a pentium equivilent or AMD compatible chip for that mobo, if it can handle it..
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Lol, first thing I noticed was CELERON. It kinda stings just seeing the name there, associated with gaming :p

    In fact, if you want to do anything associated with gaming, Celeron is your last choice, I didn't even notice the crappy video card. Get something that says PCIe, at least when you want to upgrade, there's less of a problem.
  7. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    I can play KOTOR I without lag(or hardly any, if any), and I dont know if I can get a processor upgrade. This is my first PC, and I like it. BTW, i think that nvidia 6200 is about the same as a fx5500, but I will get sw bf2 soon.
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    there isnt much difference between a 6200 and a 5500, their both really bad. Props on your first system, it is a great step, but you asked for are opinion
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