beeflaps if you could compile a list of stuff to buy I would prefer to build my own.Just not too sure what to buy. Ive got an empty ATX case anyways so I may as well fill it!
If its not too much trouble could you detail what components you would purchase, and from where , and possibly prices? Will there be anything (apart from my 97 pro!) I can salvage from my emachine? ie hard drive etc.
Thought it was down to it being 4X agp and the card is 8X Agp i believe, so u confirmed what I was dreading! its rapid FPS for Sof2 im after tbh, although whatever you have ur 9800 pro set up as would be good enuff 4 me!
Cheers mate, you always come up with goods!
before I list some parts, what do you want, an Athlon XP or Intel P4 rig?
I would go with Athlon, so here is some ideas.
ABIT nForce2 "NF7-S V2" $90.99
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ " Barton" $144.00
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory DDR 3200 (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) $119.00 You could buy two 512 modules if you want a gig of ram.
I reccomend a better heatsing for better cooling: Thermaltake SILENT BOOST Highest Performance Cooler for AMD AthlonXP up to 3400+ $26.99 And don't forget to use good paste for the heatsink: Arctic Silver's NEW Premium Silver Polysynthetic Thermal Compound
Now throw in your sound card (or buy a SB Audigy) Your 9700 PRO Your Hard drive (or buy new one) Your CD ROM drive and you're set. Total = $463.98 with using rest of your parts.
hey i baught a barton +2500 in your bios turn your fsb up to 200 and now u got a barton 3200 for the lowlow price of 85 dollars now take the 200 u just saved from the price of a barton 3200 and buy a gig of corsair 3200 ram2-512 take another 125 and and get a gigabyte GA-7n400 Pro 2 and i did this i already had the 9700pro also put your new ram in slots 1 and 3 so u have duel channel ddr 4oo enabled . now u have a amd 3200 1 gig 3200 corsair ram and a 9700 pro throw in a coulpe hundred for some raptor 10000 rpm hard drives and you have a pc comparable to if not better than an alien cause there givin 7200 500 gig drives =slower for your new price 410$ not counting drives say u spend 300 on drives now your at 710$ o yea get yourself a nice 40$ heatsinc i went with the jet 7 im always the first guy in the game and im only using a 120 gig 7200 or you could always spend the 2700-3700$ for the fancy alienware case and shirt cause thats the only diff and i used all of my other old stuff power supply sound card case
Ah...the ever reliable Beefflaps comes thru again! Excellent stuff my friend!As I'm in the uk, ill try and source these parts in the UK, otherwise, Ill get em from that website address www.newegg.com you posted.
Many thanks for all your help on this, very very very much appreciated.
Much better than an alien rig by the sounds of it imo!f*** the free tshirt....
you're welcome :) With those parts you should have a fast gaming rig able to play the next gen games like DOOM3, Q4 ect. Good luck with your build, any questions, feel free to ask.