Best upgrade for $300? 8 replies

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lilbastard101

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#1 14 years ago

I will have $300 by the end of september and I am interested in puting some more cash into my rig... What would be the best upgrade for $300? Here is every single piece of hardware I own for it... Viewsonic 15G CRT Monitor Altec Lansing Model ADA880 w/ sattelite surround (Don't have it hooked up) Microsoft Optical Blue Mouse w/ scroll Microsoft Natural 105 Key Keyboard Antec Lanboy Case w/ 2 Neon Blue fans and Antec True Blue Power Supply ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128Mb DDR Ram 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 Processor w/ 800Mhz FSB 512 (2 x 256) DDR2(400) Ram Intel D865PERL Motherboard w/ Intel Integrated 100/1000 CT Network, and Integrated SoundMAX 4.0 Soundboard Creative 8X PC-DVD Drive Hewlett-Packard CD-ReWritable Plus 8100 Series Drive TEAC 3.5 Flopply Drive Antec PCMCIA Dual Card Reader Seagate Barracuda SATA 80Gb HDD (48Gb Free) Gamers Factory PC Control Series Dual Analog Gamepad One IEEE 1394 Firewire Port Six USB 2.0 Ports (Two Free) Two USB 1.1 Ports (Frontside) Labtec AM-252 Microphone Intel PC Camera Pro Microsoft Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 1) What should I get? :feedback:




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#2 14 years ago

Either more ram or a new video card. ATIs x800 goes for about 400$ if your willing to wait to get the extra 100$. But if you dont want to wait buy more ram.




lilbastard101

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#3 14 years ago

Well exactly how much of a profomance increase would I see by going to a x800? I definatly might want a new CRT monitor... Mine is ancient... Those Viewsonic Perfect Flat monitors are nice for gaming I heard... More Ram might be a good invest ment but again how much difference would I see? I know that 3.2Ghz P4s are about $280 but I don't think that 200Mhz will make a difference... Or will it?




lilbastard101

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#4 14 years ago

Does anyone else have any ideas?




Gimpy

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#5 14 years ago

get a Viewsonic G90FB... i got it... its soooo nice... really, really heavy so if you got to lan parties dont get it.... youd probably have quite a bit of change left so id get another stick of 512 and that compoter will own...




lilbastard101

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#6 14 years ago

I had an idea... I would get this... Viewsonic A70f+ PerfectFlat CRT - $179.00 Crucial 512MB DDR PC3200 Ram - $92.99 Then I'd have a couple bucks left for a game or two...




Vertical345

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#7 14 years ago

Either 9800XT (pretty big difference) or a x800 (REAL big difference).




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#8 14 years ago

mmmm X800:yum: I need more ram and one of those:D. How much is a stick of 512mb running for now? I know an X800Xt is around $500:eek:. Good thing I'm getting a job soon:) I don't need a new moniter i got got and evision 17inch CRT about 6months ago




lilbastard101

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#9 14 years ago

I just bought a 9600XT about three months ago... I shared the $200 tag with my dad... He'd get real POed if I got a new 9800XT...