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So I've got a friend that needs a computer, for basic games and internet and the likes. I've got some parts lying around the house so if any of them still work I'll build something out of them.

Here is the would be specs:

AMD Athlon X2 3800+
PNY 2 x 1GB DDR400
Abit K8N-SLI
Either GT 240 or SLI 7300GT
400GB Sata HDD
450w Antec PSU

So, would this PC run say League of Legends and games similar? This is all if most of this stuff still works, if I recall correctly the Mobo or CPU was screwed up, but I'm going to give it a go and see what I can do.
post #2 of 10
Those specs seem fine. The memory seems slow though. You'll have 1 more gb than the recommended requirements, which is good. Does your friend not have any extra money to put into this build? After League of Legends, this computer won't run much else. Your friend is going to want to upgrade really fast.
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Yep, with the gt240 many games released upto the year 2005/2006 will run.
    
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Well its mostly just for websurfing and the likes. Office, nothing really for pure gaming. DDR400 is the fastest the 939 sockets will support afaik.
post #5 of 10
Just overclock that CPU a bit and you will be fine. I found my 3800X2 was bottlenecking a bit my gpu.
post #6 of 10
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Yeah, back when I was using it I had it at 2.6GHz 24/7 so I'll probably put it to that.
post #7 of 10
I'd go with the GT 240. I built the exact same system except it had a 8800GS and it runs MW2 and Starcraft 2 on medium settings.
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Yeah, back when I was using it I had it at 2.6GHz 24/7 so I'll probably put it to that.
I am always very cautious while OCing old cpus on old mobos and those seem to be pretty old. If I were you, I wouldnt OC that cpu but then again, If the temps and stability after OC is right then go ahead.
    
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It will absolutely run LoL. We just set up a P4 rig for a friend (3.4GHz) and it runs LoL perfectly with a 6800GT.

The P4 isn't even in the same ballpark as the 3800 X2. You'll be more than fine.
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Cool beans, thanks all!
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