Upgrading, input plz!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sidefx, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    I am planning on doing an upgrade to my pc and here are the components I was looking at purchasing. Any input as to the components I plan on getting I should maybe change or be careful of please advise me.

    ASUS A7N8X-X NVIDIA nForce2-400
    Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) w/ 512K L2 cache
    MSI GeForce FX5200-TD128 128MB DDR w/ TV-Out
    Western Digital 120GB w/ 8MB cache
    KingMax 512MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM
     
  2. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    what do you plan to do with the computer? What you do can help us advise you better.
     
  3. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    I am not an extreme gamer but I do like to play many types of games and especially the newer ones that are coming out such as NFS Underground and many of the 3d shooters. I use my pc for gaming, surfing, chatting, word processing and image editing(photoshop).
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i would ditch the 5200 and get a ti4200. or if you do get the 5200, just get a 64mb one since 128's overkill for a slow card like that.

    rest of it looks good. :)
     
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    That serup sounds good to me.

    -JJB
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    he might actually achieve swapping over 64mb with the card I would think... specially with some of the 3d shooters and nfs-U..

    but any of the gf4 ti's should be enough to handle your requirements as taurus said m8...
     
  7. breezie

    breezie OSNN Addict

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    DO NOT GET THE 5200 ^_^ (horrible horrible horrible)- what's your budget on video card?

    oh and try and get the pc3200 geil value ram at newegg - it'll probably be cheaper then the kingmax or whatever and peforms awesome according to reviews-
     
  8. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I agree with the GF4... By the way, 2800s are not much more expensive than 2500s these days.
     
  9. breezie

    breezie OSNN Addict

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    tell us your budget for everything to maybe we can steer u in other directions =)
     
  10. yodler

    yodler OSNN Junior Addict

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    yes...iwould have to agree! :)
     
  11. sidefx

    sidefx OSNN Addict

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    I am dealing in CAN funds and right now I am approaching $700 with this upgrade as currently listed. I DO NOT want to spend more than this on an upgrade otherwise I am better off buying a whole new setup which I currently cannot afford.
     
  12. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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  13. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    I would ditch the Western H drive in favour of Hitachi Deskstar.....this has consistently better performance especially on 8 Mb Cache.
     
  14. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Do you have proof of this? I would have thought the contrary.