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SC_Modder
04-09-2007, 07:27 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-3-4Ghz-1GB-Ram-160GBPC-COMPUTER-MUCH-MORE-NEW_W0QQitemZ330107806087QQihZ014QQcategoryZ140075 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm interested in buying this. Do these basic specs look alright?

Also, I'm also looking for a kickass audio card for music production, and perhaps a cheap graphics card as well.

EDIT: Didn't someone post a cheap 512MB gfx card earlier?

BloodyBlade
04-09-2007, 08:12 PM
I think you should build your own. You can't be sure about the quality of some random computer on eBay.

(Plus, Celerons suck balls.)

Greek
04-09-2007, 08:19 PM
I posted a cheap 512 graphics card, but the problem is it isn't compatible with some computers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102083

dopesmoker
04-09-2007, 08:21 PM
I posted a cheap 512 graphics card, but the problem is it isn't compatible with some computers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102083

that wasnt/isnt a 512, it is clearly a 128, why would they say 512? they are retared.

besides, wasnt it a pci slot card?

Greek
04-09-2007, 08:22 PM
wow, that isn't the one i posted before.

SC_Modder
04-09-2007, 08:23 PM
Whoops, I didn't even realize it was a celeron. Nice call.

BTW: I'm way too lazy to build my own. A friend of mine got a really nice computer off of ebay for cheap so that's why I'm going to try to do it.

BloodyBlade
04-09-2007, 08:30 PM
The amount of RAM on a card is not nearly as important as the pixelpipelines or core clock.

NickF
04-10-2007, 02:54 PM
Or memory speed and a million other factors. This is not to mention that card SUPPORTS 512mb, and doesn't actually have it onboard.
EDIT: A card with 512mb of memory, with a **** weak core, will have no advantage over a stronger card with less ram. The only use of 512mb of ram is to play games at high resolutions (such as 1600x1200, 1920x1200)
Here is a good cheap card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814153031

Loser777
04-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Celeron D's ARE CRAP, even at 3.46, you are looking at really low end.
I mean, you are basically buying a Pentium 4 @ 2.8... Look at these scores.
Note, the D 340 runs at 2.93.
The 330 runs at 2.66.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/cpu/sempron/average.png
Cmon, and this is comparing to processors from like 2002-2003 Athlon 64 2800+!?!!?!??!?!?!
Edit: They are BELOW crap, luring people in to crappy deals with higher clock speeds... It's like trying to speed up a WWI tank, adding more gas won't solve anything.

SC_Modder
04-10-2007, 07:23 PM
Yes, I know, I didn't notice it was a celeron. Calm down people.

dopesmoker
04-10-2007, 07:59 PM
Yes, I know, I didn't notice it was a celeron. Calm down people.

no I will not calm down, im still pissed about greekwonders 'videocard'

exzapel
04-10-2007, 10:31 PM
Settle for nothing less than dual core (unless you build it out of spare parts)

Donlac
04-12-2007, 11:50 AM
if video isnt a major concern, just get a barebones kit with onboard video like this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856110073). Slap a decent processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103774) and a hard drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148142) and some RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145526) and you have a computer (unless you need the monitor/keyboard/mouse too.

Mookster
04-12-2007, 03:02 PM
How much are you looking to pay?