and one more thing. should i ditch the gateway and bulid my own pc? because they way i see it i have 1000 budget maybe more but with some new stuff out is it cheaper to buy all the parts instead of buying a prebulit.
i would need
psu- i think i have a good one i know of
a keyboard - need a thing to make it work in newer pcs.
an gateway 2000 crt
i maybe able to get a free copy of xp from a friend (not too sure on)
and one more thing. should i ditch the gateway and bulid my own pc?
Depends how much the gateway costs.
I recently priced out making a system prom parts ordered on Newegg, you could make a real nice Athlon64 3500+ with 1gb of RAM and a 7600 GT for under $900... and that's with windowsXP and a 17" LCD monitor included.
Without the OS, you could get all that for under $800.
ok then but one more then for like 100 bucks more you get an lcd and printer bundle i think the ms is 16 and i thought thats bad for gaming. so is it worth getting that lcd or should i stick with my crt?
ok i think i know what i am getting theres only two things bugging me. the lcd and wether or not this system will last. i will also upgrade around christmas time to 2gb of ram and a mx518 mouse, and maybe a g15 keyboard.
What resolution do you play at? What games do you play? What kind of image quality do you desire?
If its something like Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion at 1600*1200+ with everything maxed, I would reccomend nothing less than an nVidia GeForce 7950GX2. It will likely be the fastest "single" card on the block until the next gens come out in a couple months.
If you mostly play World of Warcraft at 1024*768 on medium, you would be more than happy with a 7600 gt.
i like all games and i want to play on it very well but my budget i think just around 1,000 maybe too small. game wise hl2,halo,far cry,quake 4,ut2004,doom 3,tes4 , but i am right now looking at deals to see if i bulid it myself if i can get something better. i have a crt,mouse,keyboard and a copy of xp (hopefully) but i am looking at this one prebulid system were i add stuff heres the specs of that
processor-amd geode nx 1750
128mb ddr -upgradle to 2gb
for around 130. i am trying to get more specs as we speak. but is that a new line of amd?
thank you very much. but i need some link to new egg or something to make sure i get the best. also i ma buliding a system with dual core and 2gb and everything for around 700 but without hard drive and speakers but please more ideas will help me here. on systems under 1000. i mean i ahve time to bulid and if i get something better then a prebulit from bestbuy then ill do that. but what is your guys take on 2gb of ram?