Good/mediocre/bad system?

Hey. I'm planning to buy an Athena XT system with these specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon™ II X4 630 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology ***Overclockable XXX***
HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD)
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 NF630A AM2 DDR2/1066 SATA PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Power by NVIDIA) More Brand...
Also, Windows 7.

For 484 pounds (minus a moniter, got one already. There was a computer death in the family and that's really the only part worth salvaging). How would people rate this build, and what settings could I play Battlefield Bad company 2 on smoothly?

Any advice from some tech savvy people would be greatly appreciated. Even some not so tech savvy people on second thoughts.
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  1. I'm not sure how happy you would be trying to build a pc yourself, but I googled your Mobo £41, processor £81, recently picked up a 320Gb drive for the other half at £30, you can save money and get some satisfaction from going that route :) you can definately get better specced parts for that price, and posting in the homebuilt its the advice a lot of people will give you over the build you posted.
    if you go for a amd triplecore, about 90% (according to hearsay) can unlock to quadcores, mine did :) and I would suggest pairing it with an AsRock Mobo with either a 2+ socket or a 3, got to go work now, ill check back in the morning :)
  2. Yeah, I kind of messed up my last computer by fiddling around with OCing and whatnot, resulting in a lot of heat and computer bad times. And this PC would come pre-built which would be a large bonus... Oops. I posted this in the build your own section didn't I. Balls. Ah well. SO yeah, pre built is a bonus. Also all the parts will work together, and if not I can send it back.
  3. Ya know, we could help ya.

    Anyways, You're running a 3 inch E-Penis there.

    (In case you want a refernce, my Liquid cooled Trifire build with a Intell Quad core that I'm gonna try to bump to 4.0+ gives me a 9 incher. )

    (And that sucker has a PSU thats 350$ at retail)
  4. Quote:
    Nice analogy, or is it?..
    :D

    :lol:

    Lol.

    Anyways, I'm gonna brag about my new build and my 9-11 inch E-Penis here.
  5. Quote:
    lol, does a 980X+480-quad SLI qualify for an footlong plus?

    Hell, you'd need a third pantleg and a small nuclear power plant there, buddy... :heink:
  6. Quote:
    lol, does a 980X+480-quad SLI qualify for an footlong plus?


    Well, My build is:

    Cooler Master Storm Sniper.

    Lite On Blu ray player.

    4870X2 4870 Trfire.

    Intell Q9550 @ about 4.0

    Asus Rampage Fourmala X48.

    8gb DDR2

    1tb+ of Raid 0

    Corsair H50 Liquid Cooling Kit.

    Enermax Galaxy 1250W Modular, regraded as the best PSy ever made, 9.9/10 Jhonny Guru.

    I'd say that puts me at bout 9 inches.
  7. ^ Owns my firnds 5870.

    Trifire scaling isn't that bad.
  8. Here's about a year old review of multi-gpu scaling.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2726/1
  9. With the most recnt drivers?

    :lol:
  10. 4870 from old build, 4870 X2 was 200$.

    And with time Scaling has improved throgh drivers.

    So: My 4870 Tri owns he 5870 at 1/2 the cost.

    Win.
  11. Well... thanks for the info guys. I now know about my E penis length and everyone else's systems. GOOD STUFF! But w/e. I'm probs going to get this, I'm not a PC user who will cry and spend hundreds on new kit when they can't run a game on full settings. Which is good considering this build. It's going to be a ridiculous upgrade from my old XP pentium 4 3 ghz pc though... :P Cheers for the slightly off topic info.
  12. Sorry about the 3 inch E-Penis but:

    1. You're buying a prebuilt auto -1 of E-Peen.

    2. You have an Athlon CPU

    3. You have a 100$ GPU.

    4. DDR2 RAM. Old outdated. (I still use it in my build thou)
  13. Yep.

    Athlond get you a 6-7 if you couple it with DDR3, 890Fx, and a 5870.
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