Like the topic says...
I have a Dell Xps 3 system
3.4 Intel P4 with HT technology
Level 1 (l1) cache 16 KB
Level 2 (L2) cache 1-MB pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM
2 GB of 533-MHZ DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM
Ati x800xt graphics card
Sound blaster Audigy 2
My computer stopped working about 87 days ago... Dell has delayed and delayed the parts for my computer and never has fixed anything... I am thinking of taking them to small clams to sue and probably will. They said they are sending me another computer (not new) to me in about 10 daysÖ then when ten days passed 15Ö then 20Ö. I called them 70 times already and they do nothing to help... They lie about if itís shipped or not or if itís even in stock... They are not even in the US for tech support. And after 87 days with my 4 year warranty which cost about 300-400$ I figure it is never going to be fixed and I can not wait any longer.
My question is
What can I buy to get my computer working? I donít know whatís wrong with my computer it just doesnít turn on.
Sound card and graphics card work perfectly...
I am thinking of taking the parts out of my computer that still work and replacing everything in a new case...
What kind of mother board should I get?
And what kind of cooling if needed
I use this computer for business (real estate which is nothing demanding on the computer just a lot of info) and just to play around with games (FEAR, Bf2 Black and White 2 etc)... For games res of 1200 and settings all on high... best of the best I guess I would need. Or just something I wouldnít have to upgrade in about a year or 2
I looked at newegg but there is just too many parts to pick from... ranging from 1000 to 200 for a Intel processor... but I donít know if a processor like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116214
will ever really be needed... Or will an AMD be better... But then again they range from 100 to 900.
Then what power supply would I need?
And what are good chases?
Also should I get rid of my 2 GB of 533-MHZ ram and buy 2 GB of 667-MHZ ram? Or is there no real difference and its not needed? Ram is very cheap so it wouldnít be a big deal if itís better.
Is Dual core processors or Extreme Dual core processors needed for what I use? Or just a waste for most things?
When Ati comes out with x1800xt I will be getting that. Think its sometime in November
What sound card should I buy? Which is the best?
I guess ill I need is
2) Sound Card
3) Power supply
5) Mother board
6) Any cooling if needed and cables that are needed to install
I just wonít to get the main parts but keep it cheaper then what I bought for the whole computer. I pretty much need all the main components replaced. Any help would be great... just canít wait any more for my computer to work. I keep track of everything in it that I doÖ Iím most likely losing money probably more then I think