View Full Version : New computer possibley !?!?!

11-10-2004, 06:53 PM
Hey if anyone has the new PC gamer magazine (oct) then you will have seen a article on building a decent computer capable of playing HL2 at resnoable FPS rate, any who the price seems nice 471.71 for all compenonents so i managed to sway the bank (parents), to give me the money.

But before i spend it i just want to know if i am gunan be buying a good PC or its just some cleaver advertising for www.aria.co.uk

Any feedback would be great thx :D.

11-10-2004, 07:11 PM
heh,ask bobby he works for aria ;)

11-10-2004, 10:16 PM
will do when i see him thx :D

14-10-2004, 08:36 PM
Ok these are the specs :D hopefully that will be my new system !

Thermaltake Volcano 11+ Heatsink/fan
1024GB PC3200 (400 Mhz) DDR
ATI radeon 9800 pro

im going to salvage my dvd drive and hardrive from my current PC.

Tell me what you think because any feedback would be great im a complete n00b when it comes to components ! should equeal around 470.

14-10-2004, 09:03 PM
id personally go for a different heat sink m8. Maybe a thermalright one?

14-10-2004, 09:12 PM
kool thx um but in you opinion everything else on there is ok ?

15-10-2004, 12:38 AM
yeh, seems good to me.

15-10-2004, 07:58 AM
kool thx um but in you opinion everything else on there is ok ?

you could get an xp3200+ for less dosh from ebay.....
CPU (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15919&item=6714695458&rd=1)

15-10-2004, 11:28 AM
get the zalman heatsink ive got. its expensive at 40 but its the best heatsink you can get, very quiet and cools very well

15-10-2004, 02:11 PM
Nah, wait for the Thermalright SI-97. If your not planning on overclocking I would just use the standard retail HS, the one that came with my A64 keeps it nice and cool. Just make sure you replace the thermal pad with some Paste as that seems to make a massive difference.

15-10-2004, 03:11 PM
kk Thx for that :D
My budget is around 470 at the moment (- the heatsink) i have about 70 to spend so anything extra you could think of ? anyone !