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Old 08-22-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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hi i recently got a new compaq but it needs some upgrading. im interested in looking for some surround sound speakers like logitech, a new graphics card, sound card, proccesor, and motherboard. o and a new case. im new so please if you could excuse me if i dont have the right term. i currently have a amd athlon 64 3400+. its got all the drives i like. its has integrated video card in stuff so i guess that means i need a new motherboard right? well i just wanted a nice pc gaming system and something for school too.
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What's your budget? Sounds like a new comp altogether... well, the 3400+ isn't bad. And you really don't need a new mobo... what are your specs (hd, ram, psu, etc). If you don't know your specs get evereset http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...?pid=1&lang=en
and then look inside your case to check your psu wattage. A new graphics card is easy and so is a new sound card. Speakers too, are all easy to install and set up. I, too, am looking to get a new sound card and new speakers too, these to be exact:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178
Yeah... If you still wanna get a new cpu and all that... tell me your budget... I can fix something up for you...
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so your "upgrading" your NEW compaq???

and you need proc, mobo, graphics, sound, case??

if you throw in some ram and a hard disk you can call it building a new machine

if your processor 3400 then its socket 754, if you really want a classy gaming machine you should be going with socket 939. do you have a budget in mind? anything specific you want?
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00387088

thats the link to all my specs and stuff. i just got this pc about a week ago so i figured i would just upgrade it a little. im hoping to spend no more than $1000 us dollars. i dont relaly have the money now but i just wanted to look into because i do a lot of gaming and design class for school
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So what's the priority? Graphics? Sound? Speakers? Cpu and mobo? What?
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Logitech Z-5300e speakers are very nice ones. i have had a lot of problems with mine but i would still recommend them.

just because your MOBO(motherboard) has intergraded video doesn't mean you need a new MOBO. when you put in a video card it will automatically turn off the intergraded video and use the video card.
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oh ok that helps me a lot with the motherboard. and also i would be interested in a cooling system. my pc gets very hot very easily. also wat should i buy first? because im going to gather a little at a time so i know you need suporting upgrades. thanks for the help so far.
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OK, well, first, for a cooler pc, I'd go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115
that and then for an agp graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103170
either that or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814119144
They can play all games at the highest settings...
and for a sound card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178
and speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121
those. Hope this helps so far.
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its helped a lot one thing is that i dont know how to install any of that though. and i forgot a tv tuner
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and does anyone have msn? if so can u post it would be a lot easier than talking on forum. and also how do i know the temp of the pc and stuff?
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