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Old 04-11-2006, 12:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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did you actually look at Ethereal_Dragon's post, you could afford the main parts of an AMD system and re-use some parts from your celeron rig.

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for internet surfing, mild gaming (mostly on the net), and burning dvds, a celeron really fits my needs, and costs half what AMD would charge...
i would also like to point out that last time i checked a sempron 3000+ was cheaper than a celeron 2.8ghz, no prizes for guessing which one performs better.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would really just build a new system. Your system right now is pretty outdated, it would really be good to get a new mobo/cpu. A new CPu that's 2 times as expensive as a Celeron would KILL it.
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i wont take a sledgehammer to my system until 5 years, when it dies out.

also it was a gift...so u know...
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:30 PM   #24 (permalink)
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he has $436,41 USD, AMD beats intels cpus, especially celerons. even if you dont game Athlon64s are great performers and you computers speed will greatly increase. dont be naive go AMD.
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
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ok, my computer is now fried (see off-topic post).

Now what should i do? buy a new PC?

I was thinking of buying a Pentium 3 1Ghz, that is decent enough to run XP, and upgrade the RAM on it, maybe add video.
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pIII's only get up to 512md ram go AMD now.
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well there are used AMD's, but they are Durons, and thats basically a celeron, just renamed. (i have used a Duron, and they're slow).
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Here you go.....

DFI RS482 Infinity ATI Socket 939 and AMD 64 3200+ OEM - $300.99 after rebate
OCZ Value Dual Channel 1024MB PC3200 (2 x 512MB) - $104.99

Those are really all you would need to upgrade to a decent AMD gaming system.... It it just over $400 (I am guessing Canadian) and it is the Canada site for Tiger Direct.

The motherboard has integrated video & sound, and a PCI express expansion slot for a better video card.
eVGA GeForce 6800 XT / 256MB DDR - $122.99 after rebate

EDIT: You can use the same Hard Drive & optical drives from your old system, but the HDD would have to be formated.
Maybe you passed over my previous post.....
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hold on...


what would be a decent PC, for basic internet surfing, and THATS IT...

a pentium 3 would do that job?
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yes it would but trust me $600 invested in dragon's rig will do basic better than ant celeron, even though thats all you want to do, in 2 or 3 or 4 years you will want to upgrade and might not want to buy a new machine. the AMD rig is future proof and will pay for itself in the long run. trust me.
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