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May 9, 2010 6:11:37 PM

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)
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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.

May 9, 2010 6:54:33 PM

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 :) 
May 9, 2010 7:22:53 PM

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.
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May 10, 2010 12:46:20 AM

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)
May 10, 2010 12:50:05 AM

Nice analogy, or is it?..



Anyways, I'm gonna brag about my new build and my 9-11 inch E-Penis here.
May 10, 2010 1:00:28 AM

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: 
May 10, 2010 1:08:18 AM

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.
May 10, 2010 1:39:37 AM

^ Owns my firnds 5870.

Trifire scaling isn't that bad.
May 10, 2010 2:43:03 PM

With the most recnt drivers?

May 10, 2010 2:48:08 PM

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.

May 10, 2010 5:55:24 PM

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.
May 10, 2010 6:51:23 PM

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)
May 10, 2010 7:11:06 PM


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