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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 05:55 PM
You guys think i will do ok with lock on and fb with this..

Processor: Intelâ® Pentiumâ® 4 Processor 2.4 GHz
Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Drive: 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Monitor: Many monitor options available
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB Diskette Drive
CD-ROM or DVD: 48x/24x/48x CDRW
Certification: Energy Star Compliant
Operating System: Microsoftâ® Windowsâ® XP Home Edition
Video: Integrated Intelâ® Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB Dynamic Video Memory
Keyboard: Multi-function Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse and Gateway Mouse Pad
Sound System: Integrated Enhanced Audio
Speakers: GCS 300 Speakers
Modem: 56K PCI Voice Modem
Case: Gateway Micro-Tower Case
Ports: 6 USB (2 in front, 4 in back are version 2.0) Parallel, Serial, and (2) PS/2


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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 05:55 PM
You guys think i will do ok with lock on and fb with this..

Processor: Intelâ® Pentiumâ® 4 Processor 2.4 GHz
Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM
Hard Drive: 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Monitor: Many monitor options available
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB Diskette Drive
CD-ROM or DVD: 48x/24x/48x CDRW
Certification: Energy Star Compliant
Operating System: Microsoftâ® Windowsâ® XP Home Edition
Video: Integrated Intelâ® Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB Dynamic Video Memory
Keyboard: Multi-function Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse and Gateway Mouse Pad
Sound System: Integrated Enhanced Audio
Speakers: GCS 300 Speakers
Modem: 56K PCI Voice Modem
Case: Gateway Micro-Tower Case
Ports: 6 USB (2 in front, 4 in back are version 2.0) Parallel, Serial, and (2) PS/2


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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 06:02 PM
I'd get more memory. Atleast 512MB, preferably 1024MB. FB plays much smoother with a full 1GB of memory.

EDIT: Just noticed that the computer has an integrated graphics card. That's a BAD idea if you want to play any newer games. Get a separate graphics card.

Other than the memory and graphics card, I'd say it looks good.


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Message Edited on 09/30/0308:06PM by JR1911

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 06:05 PM
Hi Aztek,
IMHO, areas of improvement would be in the order of most important:
-Video---Integrated graphics /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
-Memory---couldn't hurt to add more at least another 256Mb
-Sound---probably the same /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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Message Edited on 09/30/0301:09PM by tlocus

XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 06:21 PM
I don`t think you`ll do fine with on-board video mate. That`s one of the problems, another, which was already mantioned... 256MB of RAM is not enough for either FB or LOCKON. Just my 02c. Two big bottle-necks IMO. You might be ok with FB on low/med settings...but not LOMAC.

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XyZspineZyX
09-30-2003, 06:32 PM
Onboard video is not supported in FB so that should be your first priority.
XP uses roughly 80-100 MB of ram on start up. IL2 and FB use roughly 390-400 mb of ram. More on the big maps. With 768mb total RAM you should be fine. Of course, 1Gb would be even better.
Onboard sound, while weak, is playable when hardware acceleration is lowered to standard or basic.

If you're wanting a gaming computer, you're going to have to get a good vid card and more RAM.

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 02:18 AM
ok guys thanks for the advice.... i will tray to gain some money to get some ram and a good vid card.... this is my second comp so i am still learning, at least i did learn something from my last pc.... around 700hgz of prosesator is bad... it was a nitemare but the future looks better now... i had a 120 mb vid card and already 1 giga of ram... but my evil brother took it away so... i will let him be happy and buy anothers ones

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XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 02:52 AM
It looks as though you are spec out a system. My advice is to build not buy. You probably won't save that much money but you can build what you want and you can then upgrade if you are smart about what you purchase.

My question would be what motherboard with what chipset?

I am a mechanical idiot and I built my machine in about 12 hours. The hardest part was getting the hard drive onto the rails (which were cheaply built with self threading screws).

Also, what version of the 2.4 processor? 400, 533, or 800 fsb?

Michael

XyZspineZyX
10-02-2003, 03:38 AM
Yeh if you are going to spend alot of cash on a new PC put some serious thaught in to it. Often if you buy from a shop you get a bundle of software, printer, scanner thrown in with the lot. This invariably bumps the price up. In my opinion don't go for an onboard sound card since they generally steal CPU cycles from your CPU (not so sure about the newest ones). Try for an Audigy 1/2 or get some recomendations from other ppl in the forum. Definately stay away from onboard video card.

Your Mobo is very very important find out which one you are getting. Personally I like the Asus Nforce 2 delux boards. AMD chips tend to be a little cheaper so you could save some money there. Get 2 x 256 MB ram sticks instead of 1 use the double data rate function of the new Nforce boards.
There are plenty of decent but cheap video cards out there I just build a PC for some one using the GF5600 it seems quite a good cheap card.

I agree with the poster who recommends building your own. Do a google search, go on some forums. You can learn loads by doing this and then you can avoid getting fleeced when its time for an upgrade.


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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 01:37 AM
i already got this computer, but next time i will build one in some years, i did not want to do so, because i am not yet so good at the computer system.... but going in the right way i belive

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 05:01 AM
Building can be a headache for some people. However, if you are confident and want the experience, do it next time, because it can also be a source of great pleasure.

Not trying to be a smart a@@, but...

QUOTE: Aztek_Eagle...
"i already got this computer"

it is better to ask about this sort of thing before you buy.

- Processor: Intelâ® Pentiumâ® 4 Processor 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM
- Hard Drive: 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
- Monitor: Many monitor options available
- Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB Diskette Drive
- CD-ROM or DVD: 48x/24x/48x CDRW
- Certification: Energy Star Compliant
- Operating System: Microsoftâ® Windowsâ® XP Home
- Edition
- Video: Integrated Intelâ® Extreme Graphics with up
- to 64MB Dynamic Video Memory
- Keyboard: Multi-function Keyboard
- Mouse: Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse and Gateway
- Mouse Pad
- Sound System: Integrated Enhanced Audio
- Speakers: GCS 300 Speakers
- Modem: 56K PCI Voice Modem
- Case: Gateway Micro-Tower Case
- Ports: 6 USB (2 in front, 4 in back are version
- 2.0) Parallel, Serial, and (2) PS/2


Get more RAM.

Other than that, I would not spend a dollar more on that machine. Save your money for your next purchase.

If you pruchase again, next time buy from Dell. Often, with their discount codes and price reductions, they are impossible to beat for a proprietary system.

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:35 AM
Need 8X AGP video card and at least 512 MB of memory,

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 06:46 AM
8xagp is worthless, pciexpress is the only viable increase and it's not out yet.

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XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 08:28 AM
Naaaa.

Tedious unoriginal philosophical statement the pith of which is lost in repetition.

XyZspineZyX
10-03-2003, 09:22 AM
you are going to need more ram, get a gigabyte if pos. Plus, don't expect miracles with the cpu & graphics card - should be ok in low/medium settings at a decent resolution tho.

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