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don't go top of the line...
by burns210 on Sun 22nd Jun 2003 22:01 UTC

"-Buy as powerful as you possibly can, in CPU, graphics, memory, hard disk space, and CD-RW speed. This will make your system stay uptodate longer. "

I completely disagree, i have a 450mhz that i email/surf/type/etc with that has PLENTY of speed, for hardcore gameres, a higher CPU is needed, but blowing money on top end 3ghz just for the hell of it isn't worth it, you will only find yourself wishing you had the newer model whenever it is released.... for games, a 1.5 athlon xp for me is more than enough power(counter-strike and black and white both run very, very smooth)...

Instead of buying super highend specs, figure out what you want to do, what the specs of a computer you need to have to do those things, and buy high quality(long lasting, well made) hardware that meets those specs... for everything non-gaming for me a 450-600 is plenty of cpu and 128megs of ram is enough, those 256megs is reasonable as well.... for gaming, 1.5ghz with 256megs of ram is plenty for ne...

Don't convince yourself you need top of the line, or you will only be dissapointed when your system becomes last-weeks model..