Hey Guyz! It's nice to be back! Well I would like to ask for your comments about this pc I'm about to build. I already sold my old pc. And I want to make sure for evry parts that I am gonna buy. I kept the old video card that I have ATI AIW Radeon 9600xt. Here is the rest of the parts that I'm planning to buy Case: A-top X blade silver MOBO: Asus A8V- deluxe socket 939 CPU: AMD ATHLON 64 +3500 Hard drive: Maxtor 160 GB ATA-133 7200 rpm w/ 8 mb buffer Memory: Corsair Extreme Memory 512mb pc3200 DDR 400mhz CD/DVD ROM: Sony 52x32x52 CD burner 16x dvd rom DVD burner: LG dual layer OS: windows xp professional edition How much do you think this would cost me? any suggestions or comments?
sinichiI kept the old video card that I have ATI AIW Radeon 9600xt. Memory: Corsair Extreme Memory 512mb pc3200 DDR 400mhz
How much do you think this would cost me? any suggestions or comments?
:cya: Welcome back, :) I don't remember you... sorry. :(
Well, getting two memory sticks whether they are 256mb a piece, or 512mb a piece is prefered. Two is faster than one.
Also, what not trade up to a Radeon 9800Pro? or Radeon 9800XT? :cool:
I'd say the whole system would be around a one-thousand, two-hundred U.S. dollars, not inculding the card, tax, or shipping...
Two sticks of memory is a must for anyone who wants to be able to look at themselves in the mirror after a build ;) Just make sure that they're they same size. Matched kits are all the rage these days, and sometimes even a couple bucks cheaper than buying single sticks. I'm too tired to price it right now... M_u's $1200 figure should be decently close, but possibly a little low (though I tend to overestimate to be safe).
i could probibly build that system in the uk for £300 also i would not guy 2 512mb ram sticks i would go for one 1gb stick because your mobo will prob have dual channel on it and if you wanna use it you need all the same sticks eg 512mb so if you wanted to enable dual channel and you had a 512mb stick you would have to buy all 512mb sticks and if you had all 512 sticks you cant max out your ram lol but if you got 1gb sticks you could max your ram and use dual channeal :)
I'd go with the SATA 200GB 16/mb Maxtor drive. They're prettty cheap and they're FAST. I just bought one and I love it.
I would make a guess at £500, but if you only got one optical drive that burns to CDs and DVDs, you would save about £50.
Stick with XP Professional, as you will be able to trade in that for the XP 64-bit Edition for free when it comes out.
RevenI would make a guess at £500, but if you only got one optical drive that burns to CDs and DVDs, you would save about £50.[/QUOTE]
If you do that, and its a good idea, make sure to have a regular Disc reader drive. A 48x CD-Rom will do, however a fast DVD-Rom drive would be better. One to read, one to burn. Plus, Read Only drives, usually have fewer read errors.
:ditto: One of the most overlooked elements. The PSU is one of the most important parts. C38368, will drum that into you before too long. :D
I didn't make it!
why corsair... just get a decent value ram like Samsung, that stuff a great deal... and yes PSU is a big part, I just got a ultra x-connect 500w for about $80us, and remember to get the CPU with a Winchester core, its way better (90nm) so don't be fooled.
Thanks for your reply guyz... For my videocard I guess i'm gonna keep it for a while. FX what do you mean by winchester core and 90nm?
90nm is the size of the processor's internal components, 90nm is very small. As a result, the processor itself is very small. So don't be fooled by its small size, it actually increases performance.
Winchester, is the code name for the AMD 64 processor. There are 3 AMD64 processors, soon to be four with the Dual Core Toledo.
AMD Athlon 64/FX “Clawhammer” Up to 2.4ghz, with a 1mb L2 cache, for increased peformance.
AMD Athlon 64 “Newcastle” also up to 2.4ghz, but it has only a 512k L2 cache, half of the older Clawhammer's L2 Cache.
AMD Athlon 64 “Winchester” Currently only up to 2.2ghz, and has a 512k L2 Cache. Its smaller size increases performance, near to, or more than, the Clawhammer, and is said to be more overclockable.