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 Post subject: PC Upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:23 am 
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I am thinking of upgrading my PC a bit at Christmas,
My Rig:
AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.74ghz
512mb DDR RAM
GeForce FX5200 128mb
70gb RAID Hard Disk

It's average, I know, so I am thinking of upgrading the CPU and RAM.
So far, I have found:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... tium4.html
A Pentium 4 3.0ghz for £59 (second one down)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Intel.html
A Motherboard that will handle the CPU £82(first one)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/ ... emory.html
1 gb of RAM £76 (second one down)

£220 all together for a 3ghz CPU and 1 gig of RAM.

What would you say about that? Should I get it if I can convince my mam to get me it?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:27 pm 
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Haha, your computer puts mine to shame.

3.2 G hard drive, Pentium 2 Prossessor
*sigh*
thats what you get for spending all your money on puzzling, oh well.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:50 pm 
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This may seem heretic to you guys, but I put gaming before puzzles....so I need a new PC :P

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puzzles beofer gaming. but when i broke my leg back in Feb. it was always about the PC.

But Pembo we need to play some day of defeat here everytime i talk ur busy but it is always really late over there

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I just got mine upgraded about a week ago (after my birthday :wink:).

The old one:
Athlon 2200+
512MB RAM
80GB HD
some cheap 128MB graphics card (don't remember)
15" LCD monitor

The new one is:
Athlon X2 4200+
1GB Geil DDR2 RAM
250GB HD
GeForce 7600GT 256MB
19" LCD monitor

Not a huge change, but it works quite a bit smoother. And the games actually work on a decent resolution and with all the details on high :D

Anyway, if you can afford it and know it'll make you happy, get it. You can also get quite some money for the old parts (I couldn't believe what people would buy but I managed to sell a 17"CRT monitor and a Pentium 2 computer recently. And there I was, afraid I'll have to pay someone to take it).


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:09 am 
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invest a little for for more juice and get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562
with this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131517
and get 2 gigs of ram. 1 gig wont even cut it anymore in gaming.


My PC:
ASUS A8N-SLi Deluxe Mobo
Athlon X2 4200+ 939
2 1 gig sticks pc 3200 corsair xms ram
100gb hdd
400gb hdd
2 7600gts in sli.
500w psu.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:54 pm 
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I can't afford that stuff, I want to know what you think of me getting that stuff? I am not willing to spend anymore than what I have already posted.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:05 pm 
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i'd say for now just upgrade the gfx and ram. for now, btw what slot do u have. do u have a PCIexpress x16?


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I don't know.... :?

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post your your motherboards brand and model number.

i can help you from there.


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*sigh*... you are all making me jealous with talk of these computers, one day i'll have a good one... i'm just going to have to go rob a bank first. brb.

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