Well, here goes. I have a friend who visited me and played flight sim 2002 on my comp. He was so impressed that he asked if I could find a comp just like mine so he could play the same game at his home. My comp is an 3yr old+ gateway that I've upgraded w/powerleap(1.4g), 512 ram, 20ghd,98se, ati 9000pro 64m. My comp will post ~6000 on 3dmark1. I know thats not very high as gaming comps go, but he was impressed. He has an ooolllddd emachine, 13" monitor. It will play card games. I've talked to him about going w/p4 2.6c etc for something that would be upgradable in the future and how it would probably play anything out there at this time. The cost is completely out of his range. so...he wants something that will post between 6-9000 on 3dmark1. Since I can't sell my machine to him, my wife wants it after i build one next yr for myself. Any suggests what to get and put together for him would be appreciated as I'm not famuilar with older builds, having only just begun learning myself. Thanx
You could recommend a custom kit, that some custom stores offer. It wouldn't necessarily have to be a high-end system. In fact, you could easily find a decent basic system that is capable of performing as specified for about $350.
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This sounds like just the item I need. Thank you for your time and expertise. Although I'm not sure about oc'ing as I haven't had this experience before. I'm on my way to newegg to price this out now. Good luck to you.
BTW, if you get nForce2/nForce2 Ultra400 based mobo, then you should buy 2 x 256 MB instead of 1 x 512 MB for dual channel operation and fastest possible performance. I recommended a nForce2 400 mobo earlier (which doesn't support dual channel), so I recommened 1 x 512 MB.