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Crow_Nest
07-31-2004, 04:33 AM
I may be getting something new soon, but i cant decide what to get, either a new gfx card or new processor.

Here are my current specs:

Windows XP Pro SP1
AMD Althon XP2000+ 1.66 GHz (1664 MHz)
Gainward GeForce FX 5700 Ultra 128MB
512MB RAM
SB Audigy Gamer
MSI nForce 2 K7N2-L
DirectX 9.0c (SDK)

I only just upgraded my graphic card in october last year, i dont know if its worth to upgrade so soon. My processor is too slow, especially with all the new games coming out like Half Life 2 and Doom 3, and i have the 2nd slowest (My dad has an XP3200 barton 2.4 GHz the fastest) PC in my family.

The Radeon 9800 Pro and GeForce FX 5900 is pretty cheap now, the AMD Althon 64-bit processor looks quite good too. But cant decide!!! I need something that is enough to last for at least 2 - 3 years.

Astrotoy7
07-31-2004, 10:39 AM
heres some suggestions
*dvd burner
*More HD
*Crazy Joystick
*faster processor

mtfbwya

Crow_Nest
07-31-2004, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
heres some suggestions
*dvd burner
*More HD
*Crazy Joystick
*faster processor

mtfbwya

I dont need a DVD burner, cause my dad already has one and i can burn discs over there, i have more than enough HD, i dont play games that use joysticks. A faster processor suites me fine :D

MennoniteHobbit
08-04-2004, 03:35 PM
An AMD 64 will last you longer than 3 years methinks. Also, you might want to get 1GB of RAM too... no such thing as too much is there? :D Oh yeah, get the graphics card first though.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-04-2004, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest
I may be getting something new soon, but i cant decide what to get, either a new gfx card or new processor.

Here are my current specs:

Windows XP Pro SP1
AMD Althon XP2000+ 1.66 GHz (1664 MHz)
Gainward GeForce FX 5700 Ultra 128MB
512MB RAM
SB Audigy Gamer
MSI nForce 2 K7N2-L
DirectX 9.0c (SDK)

I only just upgraded my graphic card in october last year, i dont know if its worth to upgrade so soon. My processor is too slow, especially with all the new games coming out like Half Life 2 and Doom 3, and i have the 2nd slowest (My dad has an XP3200 barton 2.4 GHz the fastest) PC in my family.

The Radeon 9800 Pro and GeForce FX 5900 is pretty cheap now, the AMD Althon 64-bit processor looks quite good too. But cant decide!!! I need something that is enough to last for at least 2 - 3 years.


maybe you can be a nice guy and donate some of those things to me :D

Because tis better to give that receive :).

other than that... savings my friend

savings

legameboy
08-04-2004, 06:24 PM
While we're on this subject, does anyone think this (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-148-022&depa=1) would be a good hard-drive choice?

RoxStar
08-04-2004, 11:38 PM
You'll get the same price for it everywhere (http://www.globalcomputer.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=416275)

Crow_Nest
08-05-2004, 09:14 AM
Originally posted by MennoniteHobbit
An AMD 64 will last you longer than 3 years methinks. Also, you might want to get 1GB of RAM too... no such thing as too much is there? :D Oh yeah, get the graphics card first though.

I just discussed about getting 1024MB of RAM the other day, he said i dont really need it since most games have 512 as recommended. So maybe i'll be going with the Althon 64 right? See if i can get a second-hand one at Hardware Zone. :p

Alegis
08-05-2004, 09:17 AM
Im deciding to get new parts as well, mine is now about 2 years old... got 2.3ghz geforce 4mx420, 512mb ram, 60gb hard disk

gonna put another 512mb ram, prob ati radeon 9800 pro, extra hard disk 40gb

cause this is the slowzorz

Sabretooth
08-05-2004, 11:12 AM
Hardware, eh? An aluminium foil, rusty wires and some tape'll do you good.

Oh, you mean the other hardware...

A new Processor can help, the graphic card will last you for sometime...

RoxStar
08-05-2004, 11:27 AM
Why the AMD 64? It doesn't perform much better than a Pentium 4 Or Athlon XP... unless you want it to run Longhorn. But I thought that non-64 bit processors would run it just fine?

Anthony
08-05-2004, 11:46 AM
and people, DON'T get the new intel mothboard. (The one with PCI express and new socket and crap.) It didn't perform all that well.

MennoniteHobbit
08-05-2004, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
and people, DON'T get the new intel mothboard. (The one with PCI express and new socket and crap.) It didn't perform all that well.

Ya, I think it's said those motherboards with PCI Express won't have native AGP support.

Why the AMD 64? It doesn't perform much better than a Pentium 4 Or Athlon XP... unless you want it to run Longhorn. But I thought that non-64 bit processors would run it just fine?

Preparing for the future, my friend. In the future there will be more applications for 64-bit processors. And if you use Shark Linux, it may benefit you...

RoxStar
08-05-2004, 02:25 PM
I only prepare for the near future. Like September :D

MennoniteHobbit
08-05-2004, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by RoxStar
I only prepare for the near future. Like September :D

:xp:

Saying that reminds me of my sister. :eek:

Crow_Nest
08-06-2004, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by RoxStar
Why the AMD 64? It doesn't perform much better than a Pentium 4 Or Athlon XP... unless you want it to run Longhorn. But I thought that non-64 bit processors would run it just fine?

The Althon XP is par to the P4. The Althon 64 beats the P4 and most games runs best on it.

Astrotoy7
08-06-2004, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by MennoniteHobbit
:xp:

Saying that reminds me of my sister. :eek:

ah, I believe you have unwittingly uncovered a vulgar intrugue that exists between your sister and Mr Roxstar

*damn, I gotta stop reading Victorian Mystery novels....* :p

mtfbwya

Poggle
08-06-2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by |GG|Crow_Nest
The Althon XP is par to the P4. The Althon 64 beats the P4 and most games runs best on it.

Although the Athlon 64 is aimed at competing with the P4 EE and then it really depends on the game Linky (http://www.digital-daily.com/cpu/athlon64fx-p4ee/index04.htm)

I'd probably upgrade the graphics card before the proccesor anyway :)

MennoniteHobbit
08-06-2004, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
ah, I believe you have unwittingly uncovered a vulgar intrugue that exists between your sister and Mr Roxstar

*damn, I gotta stop reading Victorian Mystery novels....* :p

mtfbwya

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Why would I care anyways? My sister's an annoying little pest! :p




I'd get an AMD 64 2800+ if I can't afford a 3200+.