Alittle help please on choice

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by tones10, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. tones10

    tones10 Guest

    Hi, I havent bought a new computer or upgraded my system for
    quite a while apart from a cd writer,
    And I have a limited budget, after looking
    about on various sites I come to this for a start, I'm not
    interested in overclocking or games so this is it,

    Msi m/board 648 max
    Pentium 4 2.4 ghz with 533 fsb and 512 not to sure what this bit
    is, northwood. ( No Amd please)
    and one peice of corsair 512mb 2.700 memory.
    Sorry if some of the above is a bit unclear, but as I say I'm a
    bit rusty.
    many thanks
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    im also planning on buying new parts and i choose this (almost the same)

    msi 645e
    pentium 4 2.4 ghz
    256 mb ddr 2700 ram
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    well i dont see that part of this thread where u give the choices.:D u just put what youur going to get.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Looks good. Get 512MB and not 256MB. It's worth it. What about the rest? HDD, graphics, sound and so on.
     
  5. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    i already have a 80gig hdd geforce 2mx440 64mb 15" tft flatpanel 48x cd-rom 24x cd-recorder 384 sdram
     
  6. tones10

    tones10 Guest

    alittle help on choice please

    Hi, Sorry I knew I would leave out some important information,
    I already have a 40 gb and a 20gb Ibm hard drives, cd writer,
    Dvd player and a Sony Triniton monitor,
    I guess what I should have asked was does anyone know of
    this equipment and would it all go together.
    As for alternitives I havent thought of this at this stage.
    Many thanks
     
  7. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    my question is this.

    If your on a limited Budget why you buying over-priced Intel's for ?

    save yourself some bucks, buy a AMD.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    tones10, those parts you have in mind should all work fine together. but there are some others you might be forgetting...

    - video card. not sure if you don't already have one because you didn't mention one.

    - power supply. if you're upgrading your current machine, it most likely will need a better power supply for your new parts. 350 watts or more is good.

    - heatsink. i also doubt your old heatsink will be enough for 2.4ghz. if the cpu isn't going to come with one, then get a $10-$20 one somewhere. i don't think it has to be very expensive or hardcore.
     
  9. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    That was my thinking! AMD's are nearly 1/3rd to 1/2 the price of an Intel. You can get like the XP 2200+ for like $100 or the 2400+ for about $150. The 2100+ is about the equivlant to the 2.4 Intel and the 2400+ is about the 2.6 Intel (if memory serves me correctly, if not someone here will correct me). Granted the 2.4 Intel has droped in price considerably but is still at the $170 -$190 range (last I checked).

     
  10. tones10

    tones10 Guest

    Hi, Thanks for your replies, firstly I have a matrox g400 32mb
    v/card which I like a lot, I will buy a new case probably
    a Chieftec with its own 360 psu.
    As for Amd I have always had pentium cpu's from the original
    pentium up to my present pentium 3 600e, never once have they given me any problems, the P4 I will buy is retail and comes with its own heatsink, and is £132 inc vat, which has come down a fair ammount.
    Many thanks.
     
  11. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    waitin for mbunny :p