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Time to upgrade, any opinions?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by huckknows, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. huckknows

    huckknows Member

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    This is what i have:

    xp pro
    asus k8v deluxe mobo
    amd 64 3200+
    450w allied power
    AIW radeon 9800pro 128mb
    audigy 2
    corsair ddram 512 32mx8 3200c2
    2 seagate 120gb on raid 0
    liteon cdrw 52/32/52
    16X dvd rom


    i recently aquired a nec 3520a dvdrw that i need to install, im sort of lazy getting around to it

    but what i really want some information on is:

    1 - more memory, 2 gigs i would like so any opinions on the route i should take there.

    2 - raptor 10k hd that i would use for my boot drive and to store some pshop files and maybe some flash stuff, so any opinions there would be nice,

    3 - getting rid of my 19" crt for a 19" lcd, any suggestions there?

    4 - power supply?

    any response would be appreciated
     
  2. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    Looks like you really don't need anything that will make a big dent in performance unless you upgrade the CPU instead of the rest. You will notice a speed increase in your HD though.

    “3 - getting rid of my 19" crt for a 19" lcd, any suggestions there?”

    This one is the tricky one since the PP is going to go from your 19” CRT and guessing around .025 to a 19” LCD of .0294. You are not going to like that one.

    Pixel Pitch: 0.294 19" LCD Worst

    Pixel Pitch: 0.270 21.3" LCD Better

    Pixel Pitch: 0.264 17" LCD Best
     
  3. jaydeeX3

    jaydeeX3 Guest

    for your memory: OCZ 2GB (1GB X 2) DDR400 PC-3200, Value Series, Dual Channel Memory Module. -ds

    Regular price: $404.00
    On Sale: $385 or


    OCZ 2GB (1GB X 2) DDR PC-3200 2GB Dual Channel. -ds

    Regular price: $483.00
    On Sale: $433 these are both at

    http:\\www.directron.com/ddr400.html

     
  4. jaydeeX3

    jaydeeX3 Guest

    for your memory: OCZ 2GB (1GB X 2) DDR400 PC-3200, Value Series, Dual Channel Memory Module. -ds

    Regular price: $404.00
    On Sale: $385 or


    OCZ 2GB (1GB X 2) DDR PC-3200 2GB Dual Channel. -ds

    Regular price: $483.00
    On Sale: $433 these are both at



    http://www.directron.com/ddr400.html
     
  5. Starbuck1

    Starbuck1 Guest

    450W PSU is ok; I have a 500W and it's fine even with my extra LED and 8 fans and 6800 GT video card.

    I agree with memory update; double it to 1GB. no sense in taking it up to 2GB. Kingston and Crucial are the best vendors.

    I have a 19" Dell 1901FP and it shakes and bakes; but, costly; top of the line; I found a Polyview 19" for 299.00 at newegg.com and love it. So far so good. Also, I have a 21" Philips crt which I use for Gaming and like it alot.

    I'd upgrade the video card for sure. I am running with a $404 GeForce 6800GT and love it.

    Dasd looks good; expecially if you are running at 10K rpm with SATA; you are 10x better than the average Geek out there with that config.

    Keep us posted; you are on your way to kick-ass Rig.

     
  6. bbthumper

    bbthumper Guest

    ......I would go for Raptors to replace those ATA drives you have. The Raptors do make a big difference and in Raid 0 they are amazingly fast........as for video I really don't think you will see a big jump if you went with the newest video card.......I believe any more than 1gig of ram is a waste.......Just my 2 cents......
     
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