Upgrading COMP

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by siLicia, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. siLicia

    siLicia Guest

    So im upgrading my old computer and have around 800 dollars to spend on upgrades. The only parts in my current computer that are worth keep are my BFG 256mb 9800 OC, 200 HB Western Digital Harddrive, and my soundcard. I have a 400 watt power supply, which Im not sure if I will need more of it with these new upgrades, but im assuimg I do so i didnt list it above. So, any tips on what I should get? I was looking at this Shuttle http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=56-101-457&depa=1 with this CPU http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-462R&depa=1

    Someone recommended that for me, but my concern is, will it get to hot, will the powersupply support my video card along with everything else?

    Now, when I showed a friend of mine who works at a local computer store this, he laughed and questioned why I would get an AMD. He suggested the following:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-136-148&depa=1
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...176&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=Microprocessors+PC
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=140730

    So my real question is, are any of the systems I listed decent, which should I get, and if both are bad then post some suggestions?

    EDIT: Links should be fixed
     
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    none of the links you posted work.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Links don't work :embd:

    Anyway, your friend is an idiot. For $800 you can upgrade to an Athlon64 system that will kick the shit out of any Intel. I'm assuming you have a case that's still usable, so I'd recommend:

    Motherboard: ASUS A8V Deluxe - $129
    Processor: AMD Athlon64 3500+ - $290
    RAM: 1GB Kingston - $168
    DVD+-RW: LG 16x+ 8x- - $79

    Badass system and money to spare for a new case if you want.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    what kind of PSU is it? If its a cheap one i suggest going with something a little better quality. like antec, enermax, thermaltake. Don't cheap out on power supplies.
     
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    enermax, fortron, sparkle, pc power & cooling...

    don't bother with antec or TT psu's... if you're gonna put down the $$$ then just get the best.
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    disregard

    Antec PSUs > *
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    you've obviously not tried a sparkle/enermax/pc_p&c
     
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    Gaylord Focker 8=oOOo=D ~ ~ ~

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    the ones he listed are better than antec :hsugh:
    although he would be spending a good chunk on his budget on just the power supply. antec is not a bad brand by any means.
     
  10. siLicia

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    I have an Antec 400 W. Best buy gave it to me for free when I bought my 6800.

    Note: I really like the shuttles, just need to know more about them, such as will it overheat with the things I plan to put in it, etc.
     

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