new puter?

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oO ShifterZ Oo

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#1
currently i have a
-1.2 ghz t-bird
-512 pc133 RAM
-generic sound (onboad)
-hercules prophet II 32 mb mx (i think is broke cuz ima gettin 8 fps in cS)
-3 window case wit lights
-40 gig hdd
-12x12x52x dvd/cdrom (which i think is broken)
-8x8x32 cdrw
-floopy
-msi turbo-r mobo
-net card
-56k modem (but on cable)

n0w my question is should i upgrade or build a new comp. i think upgrading is a waste of money so im thinking to build an entire new system. but i want it to be top of the line, that will last me a long time. im gonna mostly use the computer for gaming, w0rd, net, chat, graphic, muiltimedia design, web design. can anyone list me a some spec.s and some cheap prices for me to base my system on.
 
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[CpK]Bastid

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#2
top of the line thatll last you 3 mos

why is "upgrading" a waste of money?
isnt a new computer one big "upgrade"?:)
 
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joshuajme

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#3
It all depends how much money you have. If you have lots then new system, if you don't then upgrade. I reckon a better graphics card would be a good investment. If your mobo supports it a gf3 of the TI range are good for thier price, don't get anything from the MX range.
 
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Kw4ntuM

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#4
get a radeon...they r cheap now.....since the 9700 is out, 8500s(128mb) can be had for sub 200 if u try hard enuff,
and save a 100+ bux and buy a 19" trin.....then u can get a REAL cpu(athlon xp, or wait a bit for a hammer and a new mobo)
 
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oO ShifterZ Oo

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[CpK]Bastid
"why is "upgrading" a waste of money?
isnt a new computer one big "upgrade"?"

-well i think upgrading is a waste bcuz if say i buy a new vid card, where will my old vid card go, yes i could swap it with an other computer, but then wat will happen to the other once, but i best say upgrading is not really a waste of money, but idunno.

joshuajme

- i agree

Kw4ntuM
"get a radeon...they r cheap now.....since the 9700 is out, 8500s(128mb) can be had for sub 200 if u try hard enuff,
and save a 100+ bux and buy a 19" trin.....then u can get a REAL cpu(athlon xp, or wait a bit for a hammer and a new mobo)"

i already of a 21" sony trinition, and i think ima gonna stick wit the ndiva range, cuz my friends radeon melted in one of our lan partys. and he said dat he woulnd recommend it.
 

shoulin

OSNN Addict
#8
well mabey upgrade your video card now, and then wait for the rest of the system till the Hammers come out,

1.2 ahtlon is still a fine system and with a bran new vdo card will run anything u throw at it.....

.... just my 2 cents :) .....
 
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[CpK]Bastid

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Originally posted by oO ShifterZ Oo
[CpK]Bastid
"why is "upgrading" a waste of money?
isnt a new computer one big "upgrade"?"

-well i think upgrading is a waste bcuz if say i buy a new vid card, where will my old vid card go, yes i could swap it with an other computer, but then wat will happen to the other once, but i best say upgrading is not really a waste of money, but idunno.

give vid card to me:).....not wastin money....helpin me out:)

or when u get enuff "old"spare parts build another computer, donate to charity.....tax break:)
 
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oO ShifterZ Oo

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umm i think im gonna upgrade and wait for new things to be created for puters. I think ima gonna get a new vic card for fact ti4200 ot ti4400 and maybe a soundcard + a logitec 4.1 system.
 
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wrcooper4

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#11
dont waste your money on a ti class vid card if you going to spend the money go for the radeon 9700
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#12
Originally posted by oO ShifterZ Oo
umm i think im gonna upgrade and wait for new things to be created for puters. I think ima gonna get a new vic card for fact ti4200 ot ti4400 and maybe a soundcard + a logitec 4.1 system.
good idea, shifterz... your comp is fine, minus the video card.
 
#13
the way I see it, it's always a bad time to upgrade, there is always going to be something new not so far down the road. I say go find the most upgradable new stuff you can afford.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#14
newer video cards will always be 'right around the corner'... so if shifterz went and bought a gf3 ti200 for $80 or gf4 ti 4200 for $140, it'd be okay, imo.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#15
yeah, but the radeon 9700 is something like $350. if he upgrades, he certainly doesn't need the newest and the fastest. i think the gf3 and gf4 i mentioned give a good amount of performance for their price.
 

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