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Old 10-02-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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new PC for next Gen. 3D game(DOOM 3)?

I need to get a new PC for the next generation of 3D games (for example: DOOM 3).

What should i get?

This is the list of items i can think of now:

P4 3.0 Ghz
Asus Motherborad - I am a Asus fan but do give me some suggestion.
1GB / 512mb RAM - DDR 400mHz or Rambus?
120 GB Hard drive - Serial-ATA?
GeForce FX 128Mb - any opinion?
Sound Blaster Audigy-2 6.1
DVD ROM
CDRW - no need for DVDRW, right?
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Old 10-02-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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Sounds like the computer I want to build save for I don't want any CD writing stuff, I have a laptop for that.

The only change I would make is I would get a ATI Graphics Card, why? Well Doom 3 AND Half-Life 2 are swearing by the newer ATI cards so you know you can't go wrong with them. Also I remember a news article that said that the new GeForce cards just weren't putting out the power of course right now theres nothing really until DOOM3 or Half-Life 2 that will take advantage of the latest hardware.
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sound like nVidia is going down since XBox2 will be using ATI...

the only bad thing i heard about ATI is ATI doesn't update video card driver as often as nVidia. Is that true?
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Old 10-02-2003, 08:07 PM   #4
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sound like nVidia is going down since XBox2 will be using ATI...

the only bad thing i heard about ATI is ATI doesn't update video card driver as often as nVidia. Is that true?
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Actually, the Xbox2 didn't catch on to the ATI craze until after ID and Valve swore by their cards to help make their games. the GeForce FX is a very flashy looking card, but thats about all I've heard thats good about it, it's an upgrade from the GeForce 4 and all but if your going to dish out that kind of money for a card, go with one of the latest ATI cards, or if you want to save some money, those prices on the older ATIs will be droping once the new cards come out.
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ATI have gotten alot better at releasing drivers. I'm not sure why you'd want a P4 though cause they are ultra expensive and AMD is much better. Though if you want more info then go and have a look through the other thread in this section where Spacemanspiff is asking about upgrades. Alot of info in there you should find interesting.
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ATI have gotten alot better at releasing drivers. I'm not sure why you'd want a P4 though cause they are ultra expensive and AMD is much better. Though if you want more info then go and have a look through the other thread in this section where Spacemanspiff is asking about upgrades. Alot of info in there you should find interesting.
Thanks for the tip!
i think i will go for AMD since it is much cheaper...
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