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taxboy4
17-08-2002, 06:15 PM
After lots of good helpful advice about updating my peice of &*(& Voodoo 3 card on my PIII 550 machine - I finally went down to THE PC COMPANY lured in by an add in the paper (who sez advertising doesn't work) and the guy twisted my rubber arm into me ordering a P4 2.0Ghz with 80G 7200 Haed Drive, 512MB of DDR266 RAM, DVD player, CD burner blah blah anf crowned off with a 128Mb GEForce 4 Ti4200 TV card. I guessed as the graphics card had the same RAM as my original PC it must fututre proof me for a while. Have I done the right thing laying out $3,600 for it? I assume it will fly for games like SOF 2 when it arrives? Any comments gratefully received.

vk_dre
17-08-2002, 07:23 PM
that is a really good price for the parts, but do you really need 512mb? and an 80gb hdd? these parts are for the ultra user of the computer and the graphics card, why not get something like a Geforce MX. The ti is good but it would be cheaper if you had an mx, there won't be a real big difference in the quality of the video cards. If the pc you want is a top end pc why not try PB computers,they offer:
-Pentium 4 2.2GH
512mb ddr
80gb hdd
64mb ddr Geofrce 4 mx400
32x10x40 cd rewriter
+17inch flatscreen monitor for

the whole package costs $3199

cheers,
v.K------------ :D

antmannz
17-08-2002, 07:23 PM
Sounds good

-=JM=-
17-08-2002, 07:52 PM
That system sounds fine.

Apart from being from the PC Co. which is knows for it's poor systems and parts.

taxboy4
17-08-2002, 09:29 PM
Thanks - I had heard mixed things about the company so I got a 3 year warranty - parts and labour etc. The thing is - whatever I think is bloody great (re performance) now will be mediorce in 2 years time. Hate to think what will be standard then.

tweak\'e
17-08-2002, 09:42 PM
sounds good. the 512 meg ram will be needed and thankfully you got a decent vid card not one of those slowmo g4mx's.

the BIG downfall with PCcompany pc's are their cases. very poor airflow resulting in very high temps.

E.ric
18-08-2002, 01:14 AM
The first loading windows 98 message will say "loading in 22 minutes" and five minutes later all finished.:-)

-=JM=-
18-08-2002, 01:25 AM
> The first loading windows 98 message will say "loading in 22 minutes" and five minutes later all finished.:-)

I think you'll find that it will already be preloaded with XP.

tinglebob
18-08-2002, 02:34 AM
sounds nice, except that its the pc company!!

E.ric
18-08-2002, 08:25 AM
> I think you'll find that it will already be preloaded
> with XP.

Theirs might be, mine was not :-) :-)

Soon it will have Linux :-) :-) :-) :-)

kiwibeat
18-08-2002, 12:18 PM
Never get your arm twisted by sales people extended warranties are always expensive pays to get a good quality system using top of the range parts, preferably off someone in need of cash in a hurry that way you end up paying about $2000 for the system you have brought .
like new cars the 1st buyer takes a major hit when it comes time to resell

Graham L
18-08-2002, 03:30 PM
... and it will be "obsolete" in two months anyway. ;-)

But if you can afford it, you will probably be very happy with it. I bet that most PC Company boxes don't fail prematurely. If they did, the company would be out of business.

In the PC world, you are more likely to have problems with software than hardware.