Buy new computer or build one?
Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:53 PM
Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:58 PM
Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:06 PM
Also, do you have any specific reason for keeping XP? With Vista SP1 coming out in mid-March for the average user, there has never been a better time to switch to Vista.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:40 PM
VIA P6-P4VXASD2+ motherboard ( I definately want to upgrade that)
Intel pentium 4 2.53 GHz CPU
1.25 GB Ram
Western Digital 60 GB internal hard Drive
Maxtor OneTouch 250 GB external Hard Drive
Radeon 9250 video card
LG DVD Rom
TDK CDRW 5200
Memorex MRX-530L DVD+R/-R
I would also like to get a new flat screen monitor.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 09:03 AM
Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:08 AM
Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:50 AM
Not the best motherboard and a rather small HD but still good.
I just don't like ultra power supply's.
And if you have the money.
Notice that they are all tiger direct kits. Although newegg can gey you a slightly better price for the same components, i have problems getting everything at the same time with them. The last time i ordered a complete computer from newegg i was stuck till after a long holiday weekend getting the motherboard. This meant that i had everything else to build the computer but not the first basic part.
Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:43 AM
they also have benchmark for all kinds of components...lots of up to date info...
even got a system builders guide here..
start with this one...Need help putting your system together. Use TR's handy guide
Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:36 PM
If you had some budget head room I'd go the intel route.
Edited by james_8970, 01 March 2008 - 12:38 PM.
Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:23 PM
Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:14 PM
The new X3 lines seems very promising, but the lower end Ultra PSU's are quite poor.
Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:19 PM
Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:21 PM
No, ultra products have have rails that fluctuate a fair amount, which decreases the lifespan of your components and the are unreliable.
Well the people who bought it like a friend of mine actually don't mind it, as long as your a good boy and don't have like a million things running on
Posted 02 March 2008 - 04:24 PM
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