What do i need now?!?!

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by andyobmonkey, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. andyobmonkey

    andyobmonkey New Member

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    I have recently upgraded my computer and i do not know wot i need to buy next, i need sum help..plz ne advice will be greatly apriciated!!

    my specs are:

    AMD Athlon XP 2600+
    PC chips M848A Motherboard
    512MB DDR RAM
    XFX Nvidia Geforce FX 5700LE
    Sound Blaster 5.1
    Hitachi 160GB + IBM 30GB Hard drives
    DVD-R/RW + CD-R/RW ROMs
    LG Flatron 15" LCD Screen
    iCute ATX Case (Window, 2 L.E.D fans + 2 Cold Cathode strip lights)

    i need sum advice, plz!
     
  2. andyobmonkey

    andyobmonkey New Member

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    plz!! sum1 give me sum advice!! i need it! (btw i mainly use my computer for playing games and playin MP3s or DVD movies
     
  3. Joefox

    Joefox New Member

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    Buy some more ram
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Or get a new mobo :D Or get some cooling and OC the chip :)
     
  5. andyobmonkey

    andyobmonkey New Member

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    i was thinkin of a new mobo, oh i also have another 2 fans in my case, all concentrated on the mobo, will that be enough cooling?
     
  6. nomav6

    nomav6 New Member

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    what is the budget?
     
  7. andyobmonkey

    andyobmonkey New Member

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    nothing over £150, i'm only 14!!
     
  8. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Good god £150 is some serious overkill for an AMD mobo. You can get the baseline Asus A7N8X-X for £40 and all the way to the top end A7N8X-E Deluxe or the NF7S for £55 ... granted prices are plenty higher on the other side of the pond but still, £150 is plenty overkill
     
  9. Grimulus

    Grimulus New Member

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    yeah...i would first go with another 512mb ram.

    new motherboard.

    cooling like praetor said.

    and a bigger monitor...15" is often horrendous for gaming...if you go LCD make sure you get a fast response time.(the new benq is awesome, i like my samsung a lot as well. both have 12ms response times)

    i would go in that order if you have a budget...
     
  10. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Whoa.... 512MB is plenty for most people -- hell I played Doom3 on 512MB and that worked fine; unless you're seeing something i'm missing (which is possible as ive not slept yet), wouldnt it be a much better option to get away from the SiS and go NF2?
     
  11. andyobmonkey

    andyobmonkey New Member

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    ok, thanx guys, u helped me out alot here :)
     

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