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New custom built gaming rig with intel...advice Please

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June 20, 2006 10:57:40 PM

Mobo:Soltek SL-865Pro2-FGR
Cpu:Intel Pentuim 4 3.0ghz HT 800FSB 1mb L2
Mem:G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400
Video:BFG Geforce 6800GT OC 256MB AGP
HDD:60GB And 40GB
Cd:D vd-Rw
Case:ASPIRE X-CRUISER-BK Case
PSU:Logisys 480W Power Supply


Please Give me Input on this. I have neverd owned a intel in my life so please tell me what will i see differnt in this rig.

Thanks
Brian
June 20, 2006 11:22:56 PM

Well, here it goes:

1- Soltek??? 8O
2- Intel 865??? 8O
3- P4??? 8O
3- AGP??? 8O
4- 60GB - 40 GB??? 8O

Are you serious? Is that what you call a "new gaming rig"? Sure it has good graphic power, but, the rest of it looks kinda old.
First of all, if you plan on gaming, buy an AMD processor, not Intel.
Second, buy a nForce mobo, not Intel.
Third, buy a PCI-Express video card, not AGP.
Fourth, buy a bigger HDD, because with those, you're pretty short on storage.

I hope this helps you with future rigs. :wink:
June 20, 2006 11:25:24 PM

i dont have tons of money lol i am poor and its better then my anthlon 900mhz i have been using for like 5 years
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June 20, 2006 11:27:35 PM

My first questions are :
How much are you paying for each component?
Have you purchased already?
If not, what is your budget?
Do you prefer an Intel to an AMD?

Unless you're getting a killer deal on all of the parts you might want to look at a Pentium D or AMD 64/X2. Or if you feel like sticking with P4 atleast get ddr2 (which would require a mobo that has ddr2 slots and a change in the memory).
I'd suggest looking at a mobo which also has PCI-e so you can grab a 7xxx series nvidia (lower power consumption, more performance per watt) or an ATI x1800 series (or better)
June 20, 2006 11:28:37 PM

I was trying to be nice, but you read my mind lol.
June 20, 2006 11:31:09 PM

I got all this for $500 from a buddy of mine he is going in the service and got a laptop so i dont think its a bad deal
June 20, 2006 11:49:02 PM

ok deal for 500
June 20, 2006 11:49:18 PM

Well, that is for sure a killer deal... 8)
June 20, 2006 11:53:31 PM

am i in for a big change from my amd life and goign ot intel because i have never touched intel until now so if you have anything i should know about please tell me :) 
June 21, 2006 12:58:11 AM

lol, you aren't in for a big change at all man. That is a fine system, obviously you wouldnt want to go out and buy those parts new, but since you got an okay deal on them used, it's fine. YOu aren't even going to notice a difference in the CPU, aside from what Multiple just mentioned, but that isn't a big deal.
June 21, 2006 1:24:25 AM

so it will run wow and cod2 and all them games fine i hope =D
June 21, 2006 1:54:17 AM

For sure! I play oblivion and cod2 on my computer. And for nowadays, it's gotten really low-end for gaming (see 3dmark link).
June 21, 2006 2:08:14 AM

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For sure! I play oblivion and cod2 on my computer. And for nowadays, it's gotten really low-end for gaming (see 3dmark link).

Your 05 score is higher than mine. I'm using an X600, along with an A64 and 1GB of DDR400. The link in my sig is using a P4, but aside from that, my system is the same.
June 21, 2006 2:09:10 AM

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I have neverd owned a intel in my life so


You still have a month or so of opportunity left.
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