hello, ive had my emachine for a year now and i am looking to do some modding(alot) to make it a budget gaming system. I plan on salvaging decent parts from the emachine and combining them with these. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-128-203&depa=1 - mobo http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-130-207&depa=1 - vid card http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-452&depa=1 - CPU http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-156-145&depa=1 - case along with 512mb of DDR pc3200 suggestions? anything is appreciated:bows:
Just get some new ram like 1gb of pc3200 I'm not sure about that 5550:lookaround: Maybe a 256mb 9600 ? other than that it looks great:D
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Sorry to say this but Pre-built machines which were originally designed for non-gamers usually have cheap crap components which are hardly upgradable. If you are going to buy a new motherboard, graphics card, CPU and case you should just buy your other components from scratch. I have a guide here for a budget PC if you want to have a look. The RAM in your computer is probably quite slow. Maybe PC2500. RAM is getting faster and faster, and cheaper. Consider investing in some PC3200 400MHz - 1Gb of the stuff. You can get 1Gb for under £100 now and it will last a few more years until Half-Life 3 comes put requiring 2Gb of RAM. Apart from the new RAM and maybe a larger power supply (make sure your case comes with a PS of at lease 300W), you can scrounge your Hard Drive from your old computer if it is fast enough (7200rpm at least) and your optical drives. Hope this helps.
I would get a different motherboard. Get the Asus P5GD1-VM It around $106 on newegg. The reason for this is that you can eliminate the need for a graphics card. This board has 224mb of memory and a 333 Mhtz core clock. Which is twice as good as the graphics card your looking at. Get a 3 Ghtz Prescott LGA 774 processor.
@Pethegreat, thanks ill look into that. @Reven, thanks, i am gonna buy the key parts and keep upgrading, ill check out that site, and can u link me where i can get 1 gig of pc3200 for under 100$:) . thanks again @turtile, i cant find that mobo on newegg:bawl: , o yeah, theres NO way i can afford a processor that expensive,lol ill update the info in the first post cause i like that vid card
o yeah, i wanted to hook up dual moniters, anybody have any suggestions on doin that>?
Here a site that does have it: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=240344 If you want dual screens this motherboard won't do that. That 5500 will. It has a VGA and DVI. If you have only VGA monitors there should be a converter supplied. When you install the drivers, it will ask you about multiscreen setups. It has many different options. TV's, CRT's, LCD's... You can use NView to change them around afterwards.