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Time for an upgrade.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by THEDICE, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. THEDICE

    THEDICE Member

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    well the time has come to part with my trusty old cpus and upgrade ,having two machines on my home network this was going to be costly and it was .
    old spec secondary machine
    1.1 duron
    on board graphics and sound
    stock cooler
    midi tower (generic)
    generic fans
    512 sdram
    msi mobo a crap one


    new spec secondary machine
    athlon xp 2800
    512 ddr 333
    asus a7v8x mobo
    thermaltake tr2-m3 se cpu cooler
    thermaltake copper ram cooling kit
    nvidia geforce 2 graphics (this is not a gaming machine)
    4 led red fans times 4 one tri color fan
    coolermaster aerogate 2 cpu fan speed controller
    6 swich bay bus fan controller
    mitsumi cdrom/burner 24 speed
    server case with window kit custom spray job custom engraving custom fan grills.

    old spec main machine
    asus a7v8x mobo
    256 ddr 333
    geforce 2 graphics card
    generic case
    xp 2000 cpu


    new spec main machine
    gigabyte ga-k8npro mobo
    amd 64 2800 clawhammer
    512 ddr 400
    thermaltake copper ram cooling kit
    radion 9550 graphics card
    thermal take cpu cooler to be decided
    sonic explosion sound card
    4gamers 5.1 speaker set with optical connection to my sound card.
    chieftec matrix server case with chieftec double window side panel
    7 blue led fans 80 mm (high air flow fans)
    and a pc tv pro card for the rare occasions i need to watch tv.(leaving the puter to watch tv is bad ,bad i tell you).
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Uh ... was there a question with that? ;-)

    Uh........
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]ASUS A7N8X-X, XP2500+ OC'd to XP3200+
    Samsung 1024MB, PC2700 OC'd to PC3200
    480GB [3x160GB, 7200, 8MB]
    EVGA, GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB

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  3. THEDICE

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    no question its just there for people to post there opinions about the systems or ask about components maybe they were thinkin of buying from someone who has got them as the bumf you get with components rarely matches the performance of the the thing itself.also i had a budget of 750 uk pounds.whats your prob with the radion 9550 graphics card ,im not a big gamer so uber graphics was not an option.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    My 'problem' with the Radeon 9550 is that it doesnt exist (TMK). You have a link on that baby?
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]ASUS A7N8X-X, XP2500+ OC'd to XP3200+
    Samsung 1024MB, PC2700 OC'd to PC3200
    480GB [3x160GB, 7200, 8MB]
    EVGA, GeForce4 Ti4600 128MB

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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It appears there is a Radeon 9550, though I'd never even heard of that model till now. It looks to be a step below the 9600 series from the specs. It supports DX9 although I'd question how well it would run the newest generation of DX9 with the eye-candy turned on.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15771
     
  6. THEDICE

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    its only for playing generals /zero hour and war craft 3/frozen throne and my crappy old nvidia geforce 2 plays them ok even with 7 oponents on a skirmish game.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Dont be a smartass -- i didnt know -- so i asked.
     
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    being a smart ass is a cross i have to bair dont think too badly of me .lol
     
  10. THEDICE

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    preator with the same budget 750 uk what would you have bought youve got 2 systems to think about and you can
    use any stuff from the old spec to add to the new ones id be interested to see what youd build ,and i fully expect to see the words (and id overclock it to) a lot in your post.lol
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Last year I bought two systems for $300 and $350 CAD each, both spec'd at:

    ASUS A7V8X-X
    XP2500
    60GB 7200rpm
    GF4Ti4400
    Soundblaster Audigy
    400W Enermax
    Basic case
    Thermaltake Volcano 9+
    2x80mm fans
    Wireless keyboard & mouse
     
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    i take it they were both second hand, or the prices in canada are very very low.you couldnt touch that new in uk for that money
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Not second hand. I bought the parts and assembled them. I;ve got some arrangements with some stores because ive been shopping there for 10 years or so and UK prices I must agree are slightly insane :)
     
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    What did you actually pay for the system i hope it was not the whole £750.00.Man if you did take it back man you can get alot better deal if you build yourself or even on a pre built system if you go to the right place.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    What is this 750 in non European units? lol
     

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