Comments on the specs of this pc plese

  dontmeshwithme 00:09 03 May 06

It's that wonderful 4 year experiance again of buying a nice new upto date pc, however I am a bit out of touch so I would really appreciate people comments on the spec machine below. Although I cannot afford 2 graphics cards from what I read I think I am better off getting a crossfire ready platform as opposed to an SLI platform andyway here goes

its a pcspecialist custom build

AMD 4200 x2
ASUS® A8R-MVP mobo
2gb Ram (2 x 1GB chips)
2X320gb hard disks in RAID 0 config.
16 x DVD-RW
52x CDR / DVD combo
X1900XTX slave card
onboard sound (not too important)
500W PSU + advanced/silent CPU cooling
11g Network card
Cost £1324
Windows XP home

Then a nice phillips 20.1" widescreen high resolution 1600 X 1050 (200W6CS) monitor at £310 from savastore.

  Snec 03:36 03 May 06

Well, nothing wrong with the spec for what I would need it for but really nobody can answer your question until they are informed of what you do with a computer.

Some people would say under-spec, others over.

Personally I would not consider it for a minute for my requirements.

What do you yourself use a computer for? What are your needs? Answer these questions and some one may, just may, be able to help.

  dontmeshwithme 08:33 03 May 06

Sorry, it was late and I missed this obvious piece of info. The PC apart from the gaming aspec (mainly FPS)I will also be photo editing, Web authoring and it will also be acting as a storage centre for my wireless network (hence the disk space).

  gudgulf 09:13 03 May 06

There are two additional items I would recommend........a big external hard drive and Acronis True Image 9.0 t bach the entire system up.

Particularly as the pc is acting as a central storage device and the RAID 0 setup increases the risk of data loss due to disc failure significantly.

  gudgulf 09:14 03 May 06

That should read "Acronis True Image 9.0 to back up the entire system...."


  Kate B 00:28 04 May 06

What about going for a couple of 10,000rpm Raptors for system stuff in Raid 0 which will go like stink, then a third, big, slower drive for data?

  dontmeshwithme 15:18 04 May 06

gudgult, I already have that covered I already have a USB hard drive to backup system files, photo's and mp3's.

Lovely idea, but unfortunately my budget can't quite stretch that far (I am about £50 over already but I think that is worth it for the better monitor.

Thanks for your comments everyone

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