Originally Posted by jdcrispe95
When I 1st had this machine I had these specs:
1GB DDR2-533 RAM
Nvidia Geforce 7300GS
just a single 160GB HDD
Windows XP 32bit
15" CRT monitor at 1152x864.
also a 350w ADT PSU (which was rubbish)
So I have put some money into it.
even though I can play GTA IV @ 1280x1024 medium settings
*sorry for long post
didn't realize until i finieshed it
Yes, it is good. Somewhat. I don't mean to bash, I'm trying to be as much of a realist as possible. I don't know much of Intel, so I think the CPU is medicore good. Meaning "will do just fine"
. On the other hand the RAM is futureless, the GPU too. Sorry to say it that straight, the RAM is Very very good for a DDR2 sys. Best you can get (I haven't yet seen the timings, but I guess since you've invested in it that it's good
). The 4650 1G however wasn't good even when it first came out. Better than the 7300, of course. But a bad investment.
SO on a 10 scale,
I'd give you 5 on the mobo
+It's Asus, and has dual channel RAM
8 on the RAM
10 on the CPU
+I guess it gives as much as the other components let it
And 3 on the GPU
+Good for some games
-Probably costed more than its real value
My point is- you can buy HD6950 for that sys, but you can't ever utilize its power.
You can also buy 8GB of RAM, but can't utilize those too.
That's why I'm being hard on it. I used a similar sys about 2 months ago, and I know how nice they are
Especially when you build them yourself
But among the other systems here on forum, this doesn't stand out much.
After all you're asking for a rate, right?
I *can* tell you this is the best rig in the world OMG ever, but we both know that's not true.
It's always better if you have an accurate rating on all your components, so you know how to configure the rig, where to push it, what ot leave-what to change
In order to get all possible juice from it
That's the aim of this forum too
So cheer up and use the info to make some mods
(To clarify- I do *not* advise you to spend any more money on this rig)
EDIT: Still, I believe it's better than "good for basic things"
You can do way more than basic with itEdited by ronnin426850 - 12/21/10 at 1:21pm