New build

  carver 18:54 17 Apr 2008

I'm building a new system for myself and using the old parts to upgrade my daughters p/c.

This is a list of parts that will be going into her p/c.

Dual Core AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 4800+

motherboard Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI

Chipset nVIDIA nForce4 SLI, AMD Hammer

Graphic card
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GTS 512mb

2 GB PC4000 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-10 @ 250 MHz

250 GB hard drive

600 watt psu

The reason I'm asking is there any improvements I can make that would increase performance for her.

  GaT7 20:42 17 Apr 2008

The only thing 'missing' is an optical drive, which I'm sure you won't overlook when putting it together. And probably install XP instead of Vista (sure way to improve performance!)

Depends on what she's going to do on it really.

My spec is quite a bit lower & I do the normal things, including play many older games like FEAR & Far Cry....

• Athlon XP 2800+ CPU (32-bit, single core)
• Gigabyte nForce2 motherboard
• 1.5Gb PC3200 400Mhz DDR RAM
• X800XT Platinum 256Mb GPU
• 2x 80Gb HDDs (non-RAID)
• 1x DVD-rw, 1x combo drive
• 550w PSU
• WinXP Pro (or Linux - dualboot)

If she doesn't do any high-end stuff or play games, can we do a swap ;-) - I'm also willing to pay for the difference! G

  daxian 21:00 17 Apr 2008

hi carver ....can i be your "daughter".....
nice spec ...only way to improve would be to add another drive and raid it (raid 0) speed increase would be beneficial...Dave

  GaT7 21:11 17 Apr 2008

"only way to improve would be to add another drive and raid it (raid 0) speed increase would be beneficial..." - What! For a young* girl doing a few basic* tasks? That's called overkill in my book! G

*Only assuming of course!

  daxian 21:42 17 Apr 2008

lol@crossbow7.....jealous !!!!!! i am.

  GaT7 21:51 17 Apr 2008

daxian, I'm probably THRICE her age but she's going to be getting DOUBLE the PC for a meagre ONE TENTH the usage - do you know what I mean!? Not having it lol! G

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