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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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I now consider my pc outdated

Well, after attempting to install photoshop cs, installing Vice City, installing Halo, and installing C&C Generals only to find out that my machine is not up to standards. I'm throwing in the towel. Its lasted a few years and is still goin strong,my little 600 celeron just cant do it like it use to.

Not sure on upgrading or starting from scratch with a new board and some ddr ram. Budget minded what would you do, only for audio and occasional high end game play??
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 08:40 AM
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I'd buy a new mobo with an AthlonXP processor 512MB DDR RAM and a decent vid card ( ATI Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce 4 128MB ).

Might also be a good time to upgrade to a larger hard drive and Windows XP Pro if you haven't already.

If want to look up some prices, IMO this is the best site: www.pricewatch.com
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For $800, I got an Asus A7N8x Deluxe mobo, 1024 DDR ram, 120 gig hard drive, an Athlon XP2500+, win xp pro, a cd burner, a nVidia TI4200, and some other useless shit. I thought I did pretty good, and it runs great
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For $800, I got an Asus A7N8x Deluxe mobo, 1024 DDR ram, 120 gig hard drive, an Athlon XP2500+, win xp pro, a cd burner, a nVidia TI4200, and some other useless shit. I thought I did pretty good, and it runs great
**drool** i'm supposed to be getting some stuff sold soon, if so, I might take you up on that

so, is the ddr ram that worth it?
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**drool** i'm supposed to be getting some stuff sold soon, if so, I might take you up on that

so, is the ddr ram that worth it?
My bad, I should have been more clear. It's not for sale, I just built it. I was just telling you what all I got for $800. I think it is a damn good machine for the price. The DDR RAM came from a friend. The only thing I don't like about it, is that it is PC2100, and I need PC2700. It still runs fine, but it could be faster if the RAM had the same FSB as my processor
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oh ok
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2003, 01:55 PM
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Heres is my current system setup.

Kt400 Black Dragon Soyo - 70$
2500 Barton FSB333- 100$
512 pc2700 - 100$
200 Gig Drive - 200$
80 + 60 gig drives - allready owned.
Sony DRU-500a (Dvd burner)- 200$
MSI ti4200 - 100$
Sound blaster Live Xgamer - free.

Then yesterday I bought a Xaser III for 200$. Its really nice, 7 fans, 420 PSU. My system temp dropped from 46c to 30c. and now it is really quiet.


http://www.thermaltake.com/products/xaser3/v2000a.htm
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2003, 11:54 AM
 
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I just bought a Abit KV7 for $75 and a XP 2800 Barton for $135. Now I just gotta get my gig of RAM, and I'll be set. Too bad it's almost $200 for RAM.
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