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minh lam Jun 02, 2006, 07:06pm EDT Report Abuse
hi guys just built a gamming PC and wonderd how good the hardware is:

Cpu: AMD 64 dual core 4400+( 2.2ghz x 2) 4.4ghz
Graphics card: Ati radeon X1800XT 256 mb ram
Motherboard: DFI infinity nf4
RAM: 3 gb Crucial 400 mhz
Case: NZXT nemesis elite edition
Power supply: Tagan 480W
Monitor: 19" AOC CTR monitor
usual DVD-rom drives keyboard mouse ETC as well :)
Cheers guys


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minh lam Jun 02, 2006, 07:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
forgot to add seagate 300 gig sata hard drive

Jumping moron Jun 02, 2006, 07:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
you should be fine for now,
but maybe in a week or so u need to upgrade.

Sorry, i had a little to much alcohol. :) :) :)

no serious, that system should last u long enough.
and is very able to play all games....

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minh lam Jun 02, 2006, 07:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
cheers for the reply mate. i was just curious of how games are evovling soo rapidly if i would need to upgade in like a years time for the high end gaming?

minh lam Jun 02, 2006, 07:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
I was also curious if 3 gig RAM is over the top and 2 gig would last me long enough? becuase i could sell the gig stick of ram and get a few bob in my pocket :)

~Vel Jun 02, 2006, 07:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
well 2gb prevents you from fully using dual channel, so i say take it off the list if your extreme on ram bandwidth.. if you don't do anything other than gaming (ex. you do video editing, etc.) i suggest you only go with 2gb, thats just my opinion though =p

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jun 02, 2006, 07:46pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
4400 is more than enuf for stuff today and tomorrow.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
Reason Jun 02, 2006, 07:47pm EDT Report Abuse
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Looks good to me. Have you had any trouble with 3 GB the way some 4 GB users have?

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Supreet Virdi Jun 03, 2006, 04:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
Looks to me a nice rig, although, I would've went with an Opteron chip.

minh lam Jun 03, 2006, 05:09am EDT Report Abuse
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cheers guys. So whats with the dual channal RAM business? i can't use dual channal RAm if i got 3 GIG? becuase i've only got 2 dual channal ports? i thought the pc would still take full advantage of the dual channel from the 2 gig and the rest of the RAM would just act as normal or would they all act as single channal if i have 3? also whats so goo about dual channal RAM? so is it better to have 2 gig of dual channal ram rather than 3 gig (what i got at the moment?

Afrow UK Jun 03, 2006, 05:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
To use dual channel you must have two sets of identical ram. 3 GB would work, but you'd have to chop 1 GB in half with scissors to have 1.5 GB on each side lol
I've got 1 GB on both sides = 2 GB.

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minh lam Jun 03, 2006, 05:55am EDT Report Abuse
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Does the RAM need to Be From the Same manufacturer etc? or just the Same in Size eg 1 gig and 1gig for Dual channal?

david hawk Jun 03, 2006, 06:13am EDT Report Abuse
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I think you should have gone with 512MB for video card as video games are in fact starting to take advantage of it at high resolution. I think you should have gone with at least 550W PSU with extremetly good AMP so that way you won't have to repalce it should you ever upgrade to powerfully video card that demand high PSU with good AMP. I think your computer should least at least 4 years excluding video card assuming you do take care of the computer, degrag the hard drive every now and then, keep it clean, clean up your computer's case with air duster and wipe off any dust with some glove, etc.

All in all, your computer is very future-proofed, do not worry about quad core CPUs, no games will take advantage of it for a loooong time, they'll take advantage of dual core CPUs first as it will become mainsteam starting sometimes next year. Though I think you could have done better with PSU, am not sure, just tell me your amp for that PSU.

minh lam Jun 03, 2006, 06:36am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
Hi i have 30 amps for the PSU let me know how good that is :)

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jun 03, 2006, 09:12am EDT Report Abuse
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in order for dual Channel to work you have to occupy even number of slots, Course whole problem is if people want to run Odd Amt of Ram 3 Gigs for example, they need to either create a Dual Channel DDR Continuity Dimm or make ram in half densities, say 1512 MB ram (1.5 GB) so you only occupy 2 slots. I believe that with 3 GB ram, you can shut off the Annoying Swapspace/Paging file.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
david hawk Jun 03, 2006, 06:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
awesome AMP, no worries about PSU then.

512MB on video card would have serve you extremetly well though...any chance of you sending it back or sell it for $250 and get 512MB for $50 bucks more, trust me, for some resaon having 512MB works so much better with X1800XT. But if you are planning to get another graphic card within a year, then never mind with what I just said.

Walid Mohanna Jun 14, 2006, 06:36am EDT Report Abuse
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I agree with (EiD_Sir_Airman01).. we I had bought DFI motherboard (Pt880-ALF).. I was having 3 DIM .. when u insert two RAM slot in 1st and 2nd (256MB/400) Blitz type the BIOS reads only 256.. then I had figured out that I had to insert only in the 1st and 3rd..so I got 512



















Dublin_Gunner Jun 14, 2006, 11:49am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
yep good rig. Should last at least 3 years IMO, its fairly high end (not uber)

You WILL NOT be able to max out any of the newer games on that rig next year though, you may need a GPU upgrade, but apart from that its fine.

Oh yeah, RAM. 2gb should be plenty. As it is you're running single channel, big performance hit on memory hungry apps.

You could swap 1gb stick for 2x512 sticks, then once you have 1.5gb (1gb+512mb) in each channel, you should be fine. But as I said, 2gb should be well enough for a while

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minh lam Jun 14, 2006, 02:59pm EDT Report Abuse
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what would an uber system be? just curious of what upgrades i should bare in mind for an uber system and if i did have some spare cash around what i could upgrade to make it the don of computers :) lol

<a class= Jun 14, 2006, 03:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: how good is my pc for Gaming and what is the expected lifetime?
Decent. Lifetime - 1.5 years

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J H Jun 14, 2006, 03:17pm EDT Report Abuse
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Try the demo. Rise of legends out. Its a demanding game =(.

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