Should I upgrade now?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by WannaZO6, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    512 MB PC2700 DDR
    40GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache Hard Drive
    120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive
    Epox Mobo
    1ghz Athlon T-Bird
    16x Pioneer Slot Loading DVD Rom
    52x Liteon Burner
    19" CRT
    PNY GeForce 5600 Ultra 128MB

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    Arctic Silver's NEW Premium High-Density Thermal Compound: Ceramique . 2.5-gram( ~0.8 cc. ) tube.
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    35.00
    ABIT nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "NF7-S" -RETAIL
    99.99
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
    90.00

    229.48 Total Shipped

    Should I wait a little longer and get the Pentium 4 Prescott in Febuary? It'll cost about $70 more but it'll be a 2.8 ghz with hyper threading and 800 fsb. And a different mobo obviously.
     
  2. Where did you get pricing for a chip that's not released yet?

    Your current rig's specs could be considered legacy; and if you have endured that long, what's another 2 months?
     
  3. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    That's a tough call. How much faster will it be (outside of MHz)?
     
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    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I think you could easily hold off. You have a good enough vid card to play games, and 1ghz is fair enough for most other things.


    Also, can someone please explain to me why people get slower ram for motherboards that support something faster ? Nfoce2 motherboards support up to PC3200, why in the world would somone get PC2700 ? Memory speed is a huge factor if you ask me, yet I say 80% of people get memory which is slower than what is ideal for their setup.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    If that's what you already have and you have a good amount, why switch over every 6 months?
     
  7. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    The PC2700 was purchased due to cost. $60 for 512MB. I wouldn't mind having PC3200 but I couldn't pass up the deal on the PC2700.

    It would be a little faster. I plan on overclocking the Barton to 3000+ speeds and the Pentium 4 to about 3 ghz. They would be pretty similar but now that I'm thinking about it I don't think the extra speed of the P4 is worth 2 months and $70.
     

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