$450 - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-07-2007, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7
Default

dude get better processor... try 2 get that intel dual core one they cheap and fast
__________________

ShootThru is offline  
Old 03-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Ellothar121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 180
Default

There's not much you can get when you've only got $450 to build an entire system.

Pentium D's are the least expensive dual cores there are.
__________________

Ellothar121 is offline  
Old 03-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 268
Default

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103036

seems like it'd be a better choice than the PD
fastrandstrongr is offline  
Old 03-07-2007, 09:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Ellothar121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 180
Default

Than all PD's? I found a 4MB Cache Pentium D (here) , and it's only $12 more.

I have to go, my dad's shutting off my power cord, and my battery hasn't been functioning well lately. Tell me what you think, please ^.^
Ellothar121 is offline  
Old 03-08-2007, 05:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 268
Default

yeah, i think the 65nm x2's are better than PD. you can overclock it to have it match the low C2D cores (e6300/e6400/e6600)
fastrandstrongr is offline  
Old 03-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046
Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane - $95

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130063
MSI K9N4 Ultra-F - $62

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231125
G.SKILL 512MB DDR2-667 -$35

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130075
eVGA 7600 GS - $90

total for these is $282
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 03-08-2007, 07:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Ellothar121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 180
Default

Thanks!

As I understand it, Linux can be put into a graphical user interface with the use of something like Ubuntu or Kubuntu (etc.), right?

...How would I go about getting a copy of Linux, and how much would it cost me?

EDIT: ...Is Linux not compatible with AMD Processors? T.T
^ Never mind, I found Ubuntu 64-bit ^.^ Apparently you can buy it for $1.95 from a 94% Positive Feedback Retailer off of Amazon.com (From amazon directly, it is $9.95)

What can I use in conjunction to Ubuntu to allow it to play Windows games (I'm currently including the processor Apokalipse mentioned)

Thank you all thus far!
Ellothar121 is offline  
Old 03-10-2007, 03:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Ellothar121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 180
Default

New development: My dad has offered to give my friend an old Monorail 6200, free of charge. He'll give him a relatively older monitor, and a keyboard/mouse/speaker set. I figure the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers are good no matter what, but I wanted to know if a non-PCI Mobo w/ a Celeron is worth having... It works for the Internet, and would come with Windows 98 pre-loaded.

Would this be good for now, and later we can upgrade the mobo/CPU/VGA, and add in a bigger hard drive? The HD is only 4.3GB's, so that'd need to be upgraded ASAP as well...
Ellothar121 is offline  
Old 03-11-2007, 11:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Ellothar121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 180
Default

Sorry, I forgot to mention the specs:
(This is straight from inside the case)
Monorail PC Product Line
6200 Line, Int. 3D Aud & Vid, 3.5" Floppy
Intel Celeron 366-MHz with 128k Cache
32MB PC100 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
(Shared Memory: 8MB Dedicated to video)
4.3GB Ultra ATA Smart EIDE Hard Drive
MS Windows 98
1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
40x EIDE CD-ROM
56k v.90 PCI Modem
~~~

Oh, and also: I've got my laptop dual-viewing on the monitor, and it looks great ^.^

It's 19 inches, not widescreen, but my laptop won't let it go to the 2048 x 1536 that the Settings window in XP's Display Properties shows... >.>
Ellothar121 is offline  
Old 03-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default

Lol, not a bad start, but good luck getting Warcraft running on that at an 'acceptable' speed... I KNOW it SHOULD work, but would be slow and choppy and the like, but I could bare with it. I was among the last of my friends with a PC. Mine came from a cousin that got it from work during a Y2K upgrade, it was a 100 Mhz Intel P1 (with 133 Mhz evergreen upgrade.... ZOMG!) 72 meg of RAM, and ALL ISA cards, not a single PCI card. I actually had Diablo 2 RUNNING on that PC for the first few months I got it.... (averaging 1-2 FPS.....)... Geez, I still have that PC too...
__________________

__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.