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Old 03-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Should i sell my computer for a new one?
My computer right now has:

Asus p4c800 deluxe motherboard with 478 socket
Intel Pentium 2.4 GHz with hyper threading 512 l2 cache
Ati 9600 128 mg video card
Creative sound blaster audigy sound card
1 gig of ddr ram
80 gig hard drive
Samsung dvd/cd-r/cd-rw combo drive
Antec truepower 430 watt power supply
THe case is an antec full size.

Do you guys see a lot of room for improvement with whats available on the market for a computer (just the tower) around $1000-1200? Or should I wait for prices to drop and such? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Personally, if I were you, I wouldn't fully upgrade. In my opinion, you still have a rather nice computer, and I would stick with it. The only thing I would change is your graphics card. I believe that the 9600 is becoming a bit outdated, but I really don't know...

So, if I were you, I wouldn't upgrade. That's my take on it.

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Old 03-06-2005, 10:28 PM   #3
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The only thing I see you could do it maybe new cpu
http://shop2.outpost.com/product/416...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Get that ram running in dual mode. just lite overclocking 5 percent would make a big diffence.
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Old 03-06-2005, 10:42 PM   #4
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i think u should keep it, maybe get a dvd burner if u care, and maybe, if u really wanna upgrade, ad 36.7 10k raptor. but right now, ur computer is fine as it is.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:39 PM   #5
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Your PC is nice and comparable to most in-store models now. Keep it unless you have money to waste.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:35 AM   #6
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yeah, its not too bad. i like the ram of 1 gb. i only have 512 and i really need 1 gb cause i video edit. but yeah. btw, how long ago did u get that comp?
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:21 AM   #7
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that comps great i don't see why you should sell it but get a new GPU if you play lotta games
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That's still a killer system!
If I had the extra money to spend, I would: upgrade the CPU, get a second 10K RPM HDD, A DVD burner, I would probably leave the video card alone, but thats just because I don't play many games, or do much GPU intensive stuff......but that's just me.
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Yeah get a new gpu and just overclock the cpu to bout 3.oghz with good cooling!!
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A raptor isn that much different then a 7200. I have both speeds and its not that of an increase...dont waste the money.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:39 PM   #11
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thanks for that 7200 vs. 10000 rpm comment, 'cause i have 7200 rpm hd right now but it sounds like an upgrade to 10000 is pointless?

other than that i came home today from school and my dad had bought a new motherboard! yes the ONLY motherboard better than the one i had (imo) the asus p4c800-e deluxe. this is also to verify whether the mobo is the cause of a computer problem. But the graphics card is doing alright, and enough for the amount games I play on it.

About the processor: I thought that the 2.4 GHz intell p4 was famous with the gamers 'cause you can overclock it better than the other intel processors even the higher frequency ones. Also, because my computer is mainly a media center, is there a possible AMD upgrade to the 2.4 GHz p4, or should the upgrade be a p4 2.8/3.0/3.2... GHz processor.

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Well i got the almost the same mobo the only thing is that it has a sis chip SiS655TX
Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe.
got a p4 3.2 HT oc to only 3.4 this made a big difference

then a have 1 g pc3200 running in dual mode

I know some of you guys woulf that that chip sucks but I have some poeple thinking twice about Intel high end chips. Also cost a lot less. my mobo $50 for it.

One thing if you do go toa higher P4 get ready for all that heat.
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Dont get a higher intel..the cost-preformance is just wrong. Save up money and get a 939 socket mobo and a athlon64 whenever you can...it is 64-bit and it is cheaper and you get a lot more preformance. It is hard to OC an intel without good cooling like my zalman copper HSF.
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Sorry to tell you jack but for media go with intel. For games and some media I would go with AMD.
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yeah, intel owns for media! and + his dad just bought him a new mobo, hes just gonna trash that? i think not
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Wow guys,i went throught his with gian. The only thing intel beats amd in is a very small portion of video editing....go look at benches before you say im wrong next time. Go to tomshardware if you dont believe me. Ask gian, we went back and forth over this.
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I know but look at the mobo Amd users use. For just media P4 user can get away with a $ 30 mobo or the ones they give away with combos. I have use the low end mobo with amd at they suck.
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No, i knoow yo can im justs saying in benches amd outperforms everything but for wht hes doing hes fine..i didnt mean it that way...no trying to get him to buy a bunch of stuff.
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but in beching look at the MOBO they use.
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No, i knoow yo can im justs saying in benches amd outperforms everything but for wht hes doing hes fine..i didnt mean it that way...no trying to get him to buy a bunch of stuff.
dont worry man, all information is really useful. especially the amd vs. intell stuff.
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