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

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    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!

    Montreal, Quebec
    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

    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

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    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

    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.

  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    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

    Elkhart, IN
    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