What would a layman think of this rig?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lancer, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    AMD 2400XP 2.01Ghz
    40GB Hitachi 7200rpm HD
    LG 52x Write/read CDR
    512mb 3200 MEM
    Gigabyte Nforce 2 mobo
    Msi Nvidia 5600XT 128Mb v/card
    Wireless Mouse and Keyboard
    Winxp Home sp2

    Would that system seem pretty good?

    They previously had this
    1.4ghz celeron
    256mb, no name dont know speed mem
    30gb hd
    1mb onboard v/card
    cd writer
    wired keyboard mouse
    generic mobo
    winxp sp1

    Would the first spec be a big step up for them do you think?
     
  2. Taggert_LOA

    Taggert_LOA Modding Addict Political User

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    why did you not reuse the hdd?
     
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    because its too much for the person.
     
  4. Keshik

    Keshik OSNN Addict

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    that doesn't make sense...it would be less...
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    I think he means too much to deal with using 2 drives. That requires more than layman skill level.

    His perceived speed should be significantly (3-4x) improved (celeron sucks) between the XP proc and extra RAM. The 5600 is weak if he intends any serious gaming.

    If no gaming that should put a smile on his face. :)

    One question. Why only a 40 gig drive? 80 gig go for the same price now.
     
  6. Steevo

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  7. well they can raid the drives the computer will see them as one :D
    but of course it's a good righ/update i mean from intel to amd