Gaming Rig What You Think?

Hey everyone,

Sorry if this deosnt go here. I am building a machine for my friend. He has $1,000 CDN here is what i have choosen to get :

AMD CPUs AMD Athlon (Barton) 2500 XP (333) 640K SKTA OEM (90 day) $112.75

AMD Motherboards Asus A7N8X-E-DLX NFORCE2 Motherboard (2) $126.75

Cases AXIO Green Mid Tower Case w/ 480W PS (1) $74.75

Floppy Drives 3.5" Panasonic BLACK 1.44MB Floppy Drive (1) $15.95

Hard Drives - IDE / SATA Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM Serial ATA 8MB Hard Drive (1) $104.75

Corsair 512MB (2*256) 400fsb Cas2.5 TWINX VALUE (life) $122.75

Video Cards ATI Sapphire Radeon 9800pro AGP 128MB OEM - ATLANTIS (1) $294.75

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Total: $852.45
Total With tax : $980.31

he wanted to go with Athlon64 and a cheaper video card but i said you would get better performance with a better video card am i right? the store we are getting it at is http://www.dealsdirect.ca/catalog/system.cfm?ID=7

Thanks for your info.


AthlonXP 2500+ Clocked To 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB
Asus A7V600
Maxtor 120Gig SATA 8MB Cache
1 Gig Crucial Ram (PC3200)
SB Audigy LS
Logitech Z-650 Speakers<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Chemical on 10/23/04 00:08 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. The system is fine, but the video card is crap, the version you quoted i believe is the 128bit memory version, be sure to buy the version that says 256bit memory bandwidth. Oh yeah and also i'd rather go with generic ram such as samsung to save a few dollars, you can get 2x256 samsung for just under 100 dollars, maybe not from that site but i know you could. Corsair values aren't better than the generic Samsung's.
  2. Thanks Scottchen. That's exactly what I was going to say.
  3. ya the video card is 256-bit as for the memory i'll check there site but i dont think they got much else. I only deal with them because they are the close to where i live.

    Thanks


    AthlonXP 2500+ Clocked To 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
    Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB
    Asus A7V600
    Maxtor 120Gig SATA 8MB Cache
    1 Gig Crucial Ram (PC3200)
    SB Audigy LS
    Logitech Z-650 Speakers
  4. No. The Atlantis listed at that site for $206.75 is the 128bit version. It is not a good graphics card.
  5. LOL oops i meant the Sapphire 9800 Pro 128meg lol

    sorry about that.

    AthlonXP 2500+ Clocked To 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
    Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB
    Asus A7V600
    Maxtor 120Gig SATA 8MB Cache
    1 Gig Crucial Ram (PC3200)
    SB Audigy LS
    Logitech Z-650 Speakers
  6. Don't fall for that 128bit trick. If you can't afford the 250 256bit version, go for the 9600XT.
  7. I'm not going to really investigate but for the same price i made an athlon 64 3200+ system with a gig of ram and 128 9800pro for same price. I can assure you it's better than my gaming rig that i currently use.

    nf7s abit
    2500@3200 barton
    1256ish pc3500 mushkin lvl 2
    80gb SATA seagate
    350Watt fortron
    9800pro 128 saphire OEM betch

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  8. hey joanthegnarler are you talking about $1,000 american or canadian? I live in Canada. I just calculated that rig you said and it came to $1,220 and thats without Case, HD, CD-Rom, Floppy. He needs the hole works.

    AthlonXP 2500+ Clocked To 3200+ (2.2Ghz)
    Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB
    Asus A7V600
    Maxtor 120Gig SATA 8MB Cache
    1 Gig Crucial Ram (PC3200)
    SB Audigy LS
    Logitech Z-650 Speakers
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