I hope I will not bother you too much. I just need your opinion on this customized system.
First of all: I must admit I built my computer based on the information supllied by this site (I am an alien in the computer's world).
So please feel free to give a thought to:
CPU: Intel box
INTEL® PENTIUM® 4 630 Processor, 3,0GHz 800MHz, Socket LGA775, 2M L2, EM64T, w/cooler
MB LG775, Intel® 945P, GA-8I945PG, FSB1066, 4DualDDRII, PCI-E x16, SATAII, RAID, LAN 1GB, Gigabyte (Processor: LGA775/ Intel® Pentium® D Processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor/Supports 1066/800/533MHz FSB) Chipset: 945P Express.
DDR2 1GB(512MBx2) Dual Channel, 533MHz, VS1GBKIT533D2 , CL4, CORSAIR
GeForce PCX6600GT, NX66T128D, 128bit, 128MB, DVI, TV-Out, cooler, Gigabyte
First off, Amd's at this point in time are better in gaming. Could you give a budget and also do you planning on building it yourself or ordering it premade? (since u r new to the bright beaming world of computers)
Well, around 900 euros or $1,100.
I would have liked to order a premade system because it would not have given me such a headache, but I could not find anything satisfactory at the IT sellers in Romania.
That is why I have opted to buy a configuration of my own.
I am looking forward to receiving a piece of advice regarding what I could buy with this money.
I still think you show go the AMD route as they are much better but if you want to go with your fake ass Intel setup all should work but it won't be a very high end solution for gaming.
Therefore you really need to get a better GFX card as that will give you a huge performance increase something like an X1600XT
which reatails at a very good $165-$196. The GFX card is also the most expersive part of the PC so its worth spending the extra cash to get a good one. If you get this card it will be a very good gaming PC. :twisted:
Well, now I have a way bigger problem. I tried to find it at the IT shops in Romania. And guess what? It costs $276. Yeap, that's more than $100 than the price in other countries. So, I cannot afford this magnificent card.
Well, it seems AMD to be one step ahead Intel at gaming. However, without any apparent reason, I would incline for the INtel based CPU.
Nevertheless: how do you find my original configuration? I mean: are all things campatible in there? Will the system work satisfactory?
I think that romania has a cold climate sometime and getting an intel would help lowering you heating bill.. But sadly, would increase your electricity bill...
This system should work anyway if it all you can afford. Just don't get a cheap case with poor cooling and don't skimp on the PSU. those Intel get hot and needs plenty of power to run stable. Else, you come back here asking why your computer slow down, or overheat.. or don't start, or crash while gaming..
I know a lot about expensive prices. That's why I have a company and get stuff and cost price which is about the same as the American Retail price. Another option would be to get an X800GT like I have. Mine gets 3974 in 3DMark05 and it cost me about (R1500 converted $220) so It should be cheaper in Romnia. That price of $276 for an X1600XT in South Africa is an awesome price and I think you should still consider it. :wink: