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
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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.
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
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.
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... Cheers for the slightly off topic info.