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11-23-2002, 09:26 AM
Hi,guis.My question is not about the game,but about a computer.I know there are computer guru's here.I'm thinking of bying new computer,but i have some questions.Dell sounds good,right?Now a processor.Pentium4 2.4 or 2.53?Differens in a price significant,does it worth it?Now videocard.GeForce4 Ti4200 is affordable and it is good,but will it be good another 2 years?
Dell sounds good,right?
Now a processor.Pentium4 2.4 or 2.53?Differens in a price significant,does it worth it?
No. You won't notice significant difference between 2.0 ghz and 2.53 ghz.
GeForce4 Ti4200 is affordable and it is good,but will it be good another 2 years?
Good? Probably. Sufficient to play most games- certainly.
11-23-2002, 11:40 AM
Well,Xcom ,what would be your advise,what to buy?
Don't go for Dells, Compaqs etc. Find a reliable (small) store and get a custom made pc. Or buy parts and assemble one yourself. Otherwise most stores will offer you the option of assembling a system based on the parts you purchase. If you need a pc now...I would go with GF4 Ti4200 128Mb. If not you may wanna wait for next gen nVidia card. (don't know when it will be released).
FYI: I just purchased a system myself (p4 2.4 GHZ, GF4Ti4200) and very happy with it (so far :D ).
11-23-2002, 12:41 PM
The idea to buy custom made computer sounds good.I'll think about it.Thanks.
Originally posted by Xcom
If not you may wanna wait for next gen nVidia card. (don't know when it will be released).
The release date is now at the end of january 2003 :) But the GeforceFX(ultra) won't be cheap probably around $400.
11-24-2002, 02:49 AM
I'd take AMD rather than Pentium. AMDs are much cheaper. Check www.tomshardware.com for component reviews.
I bought a new machine about 3 months ago (Athlon XP 2000+, Ti4400, 1024 MB SDR) and plan to use it for at least 2 years.
11-24-2002, 01:27 PM
Actually dell isnt so bad. If you people read your stuff. There one of the few big companies that attempt to make gaming pc's and don't do a bad job. Read some reviews of their PC's and you will see the benchmarks they set. But if your looking to use a SB sound card then your going to have to put it in yourself, since they only sale "Santa Cruz" cards (which arent horrible). The good thing about them is, you will save the most money. Bottom line, if you want to save money, and don't want to build a cpu, dell is for u, they have really good prices.
And to your question with the difference of processors, you won't notice the difference. If i were you i would at least get a 2.0, since i think the chipset is different for the other processors before that.
And if you have the money to buy a custom cpu and don't want to build a cpu, go with alienware or falcon northwest. Ha!, if you have the extra do get a custom shiny car paint job on the falcon.
Falcon Northwest (http://www.falcon-nw.com/)
Originally posted by LiL Goten
The good thing about them is, you will save the most money. Bottom line, if you want to save money, and don't want to build a cpu, dell is for u, they have really good prices.
And how exactly will you save money by buying Dell?
You won't. You can always...and I mean ALWAYS...get custom PC with the same parts for less than DELL or any other A brand will sell you. Think about it. If it was in fact cheaper to buy ready-made Dell or Compaq or Gateway, all numerous small (online) hardware stores would have been out of business. ;)
I am not saying that Dell makes bad computers, no. I am saying in no way Dell will be cheaper and there is no way you will save money by buying it.
11-26-2002, 05:21 PM
Well,guys,i did it.Thank you for help.I've ordered Dell,Pentium4, 2.4Ghz,512Mb RAM[i couldn't afford S420 extra for 1024],GeForce4Ti4200 videocard.All these including delivery and after rebate will cost S890.I think it is good.
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