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Old 05-12-06, 10:20 AM
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Does this computer sound ok?

Well, I've come to the conclusion that my 6 years old computer is going in the trash after having to reboot litterally 25 times today....

I live in Denmark - computers are a little bit more expensive here.
But check these specs and the price out, and tell me what you think:

Processor: AMD athlon64 PR3200+ s-939
Mainboard: Asrock 939s56-m s-939
Memory: 1 gb (one stick) of DDR Ram PC3200
Hard drive: 200 gb maxtor SATA 7200 rpm 8mb
Graphics card: 256 mb ASUS x550 PCI-E
+ plus cabinet and DVD burner

For rougly 620 dollars, and obviously they assemble and pack it as well.
No monitor and accessores I've got all that..

Sound okay? What do you think?

I am far from a heavy gamer, I do play some computer games once in a while. I am sure I could do with less, but I don't want it to get too old too soon.

Remember, like I said, it's Denmark. not the US...

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Old 05-13-06, 05:06 AM
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If you only use the PC for ordinary work/browsing, the computer should be fine. But if you play games, what kind of game? If you're going to play some of the recent 3D game you'll need at least a mid-range GPU such as the 6600 for NVidia chipset or X850/X1800 for ATI chipset.
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Old 05-14-06, 10:20 PM
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One thing I would recommend is getting two identical 512MB sticks of RAM instead of one 1GB stick. That way, you can configure them for dual-channel for double the memory bandwidth (assuming the board supports it). You'll probably want to be sure the board has four DIMM slots in this case, so you can add some more memory later on if you want.
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