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April 19, 2008 3:25:06 PM

will this work on 2moons online cabal online and crysis offline plz really need to know before tommorow




Processor (CPU)
AMD ATHLON™ 64 X2 6000+ (3.0GHz) 2 x 1MB L2 Cache (Socket AM2)

Memory (RAM)
2GB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)

Motherboard
ASUS® M2N SLI: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA II, 2 x PCI-Ex, 2 x PCI

Operating System
WINDOWS® VISTA HOME PREMIUM SP1 (inc CD & Licence) (£55)

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
250GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk
NONE

RAID (HDD 1 & 2)
NONE

1st CD/DVD Drive
20x Dual Layer LightScribe DVD Writer ±R/±RW/RAM

2nd CD/DVD Drive
NONE

Graphics Card
1024MB GEFORCE 8600GT PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

2nd Graphics Card
NONE

Sound Card
8 Channel C-Media Superior Quality Audio 7.1 (M2N SLI)

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities
2 x 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORTS (1 PORT ON M2N-E SLI)

Floppy Disk Drive
NONE

Memory Card Reader
NONE

Case
Stylish Silver/Black Trident case + 2 front USB

Power Supply & Case Cooling
500W (Peak) Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£22)

Processor Cooling
SUPER QUIET 22 dBA AMD CPU COOLER (£14)

Firewire & Video Editing
2 x IEEE 1394a FIREWIRE PORTS (1 onboard, 1 at back panel)

TV Card
NONE

Monitor
19 Inch Wide TFT Silver/Black 1440 x 900 5MS, D-Sub, DVI, Audio (£105)

2nd Monitor
NONE

DVI Cable
NONE

Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech® Internet Keyboard + Hotkeys (Black) (£6)

Mouse
Black Logitech® Premium Optical Mouse (£4)

April 19, 2008 4:17:43 PM

The 1gb 8600gt is a waste of money. It would run crysis at low/med settings to make it playable, but not really enjoyable.

Budgetwise there are MUCH better options. 9600gt, 8800GS, 3850 512mb version. Hell I think even a 3850 256mb would do better than the 8600gt as long as its at low resolutions.

Also that MB is SLI...combined with a 8600gt is absolutely pointless. SLIing two low end cards will not equal a high end card.

There are so many things that could be done to that build to optimize it for price/performance. If that is what you want let us know, but I would high recomend against the purchasing of that system.
April 19, 2008 4:55:40 PM

He may have meant the 1024mb 8800gt rather than two 512mb 8600s. If so it should be ok for crysis, how good is the 1024mb one anyway?
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April 19, 2008 8:02:45 PM

cpu is fairly lowend now. Might want to look at cpu charts.
The memory is SLOWER then what the cpu uses (800mhz). There are intel cpus that do use 667mhz memory.
The motherboard is a little odd-ball, similar to my 520 nforce. M2N board will NOT support the newest amd cpus yet (like the 9850), my Asrock 520 just happens to. Careful how you choose and what board you do get. Less parts you have to exchange, the cheaper the next upgrade is.
As one said, the gpu is a bit slow. Again, look as various video card benchmark charts/reviews.
Take your time doing some research, nothing worse then getting a new computer that cannot play the game you want to play!
April 20, 2008 4:20:46 AM

That processor is by no means low end, it's a kickass processor, the motherboard you should change to am2+ if you are gonna go amd, and the 8600gt's just suck get a 9600 gt, or 8800 gt or hell even a 9600 gso when they come out next week, and why no media card/floopy drive?hhhhhhMMMMMMM!
April 20, 2008 1:08:17 PM

The only problem I see is the graphics card. If you plan to play Crysis, you will need something more powerful. Ram isn't everything. 8800 at least. Otherwise not bad.
April 20, 2008 2:17:15 PM

I have a laptop with the 8600GT and it's heavily overclocked and it still barely runs crysis on Medium at 1024x600. I would invest in at least an 8800GT if you want a decent Crysis expereience.

Otherwise the system looks great!
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