Getting a new computer monday

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by incognito89x, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Building it witha friend of mine :D

    I'll be able to browse TalkBass at twice the speed :D

    Upgrading froma crappy Gateway (UGH!) 733 Mhz to a 2 Gig AMD XP :D

    AMD XP 2400+ Processor
    GeForce 4 ti-4200 128MB DDR video card
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz soundcard (Possibly SB Audigy Gamer depnding)
    512 MB PC2100 DDR RAM
    54X CD drive (opted against the DVD drive)
    80 Gig Hard Drive
    17" monitor

    It will be a fine machine :D

    and just hardly over a grand for the whole thing :)
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Wow, I didn't know Turtle Beach still exist :p
  4. Should get a GF FX 5800. The price was pretty low last time I checked, and it will support a lot of DX9 stuff GF4s won't even come close to handling.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    cool man, building your own pc is the way to go =]
    im currently building my own as well, in fact i already have everything but the mobo, proc, and ram. but heres the specs:

    win xp pro
    1024 RD ram
    80 gb hard drive
    2.6 amd athlon xp cpu
    48x crrw drive
    dvd drive
    Nvidia nforce 2 chipset (mobo)
    geforce FX5900 256 mb video card

    funny thing is you said yours cost over a grand, mine barely cost over 500! after i get my mobo proc and ram it will be about 570 total. i got everything from and the local best buy (got some mad rebates through them, about 230 dollars after all the rebates :D )

    oh and btw: i second the getting a geforce fx series gpu, they are very good for a low price, you can get a geforce fx 5200 (which is better than the ti 4600) for around $100 (my friend just bought one).
  6. I guess you mean DDR-RAM...RDRAM won't work on a mobo for AMD processors...


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    lol i guess i will get ddr then, my friend who just built a cpu recommended it when i asked him about ram. oh well, ddr will do just fine i spose :)
  8. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Oh, I got a lot more stuff than what I listed for a grand. Those are just the basic specs...
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I've got a new one on the way. Good feeling, ain't it?

    I get to surf TB at 3 times the speed of (relative) clunker I'm using now.
  10. 5200 is crap. 4600 blows it away, sorry. If you want to get a good card get a 5800. It's not as good as a 5900, but you can overclock it.

    5200 is the MX of the FXs, so don't bother with it. It'll be worthless as a GPU before ti4600 is.
  11. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    Very cool. I just got a new computer that I built wiht my friend last week. Once we got everything working, it turned out great. Very good call.
  12. What OS are you going to run on it?
  13. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Windows XP home.
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002 is a great place to buy DIY computer stuff. Best prices I've seen.

    My brother built his gaming box(now obsolete for hte most part) last year for about $750, he eventually had to get a new monitor, so that brought hte total cost to about a grand, but all in all, a very capable computer for not too much money( as these things go)

    RD ram is a dying spec, Rambus had a good idea, and certainly it is fast ram, but the modernday DDR smokes Rambus in every respect.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    ok well me and my friend sat down and thought out my mobo proc and ram again, and heres where things stand as of now.

    my mobo:
    Soyo Motherboard for AMD Socket-A Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron, Model# SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra Retail
    CPU Support: AMD Socket-A for AthlonXP/Athlon/Duron processors.
    Chipset: VIA KT400/8235
    FSB: 266/333MHz
    Memory Type: DDR400/333 SDRAM
    RAM: 3x DDR sockets support(DDR333/266/200), 3GB Max, 184-pin PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC, unbuffered DDR SDRAM memory
    IDE: 4x Channel for IDE devices(2 for RAID), supports PIO mode 5 & Ultra DMA 66/100/133
    Slots: 1x AGP(8X/4X), 5x PCI(32-bit)
    Ports:2xPS2,2xCOM,1xLPT,6xUSB t(2 rear, 4 front), 1x FDD
    Onboard Audio: CMI 8738 4-channel audio solution
    Onboard RAID: Integrated Hipoint IDE-RAID chip, supports ATA-133 IDE RAID 0,1, 0+1

    my cpu:

    CPU: 2.17 GHz
    Type: XP 2700 Thoroughbred
    Cache: 256K
    BUS: 333MHz
    Socket A
    OEM (Processor Only)
    Model#: AXDA2700DKV3D

    my ram:
    This Kit Contains 2 Matched 512MB Modules, for 1GB Total Memory

    so does that all look good?