Ok, I'm new here. The name's mike
I was told to come here for some help. so currently I have been very unhappy with my machine. Over the 3 year period I have had it, I have had power problems; post problems; boot problems etc. basically, I want to scrap it and rebuild something that works. the specs on it are as follows:
case: Antec p160 (good case for cooling but I'm sick of it. I like full towers. I honestly believe that this causes me the problems and not the hardware but I can't be sure).
mobo: Soyo CK8 Dragon Plus
proc: AMD 64 3200+
memory: 2x ddr 512mb ram sticks and a ddr 256mb(1.2GB total)
hd's: 1x western dig 80GB slave, 1x 250GB maxtor hd master
GFX: ATI Radeon x800xt plat edition
PS: Ultra 500 or greater, can't remember
Drives: 1x CD-RW, 1x DVD-RW ; floppy NOT installed
All right, so that's my rig. For CS:Source and BF2 she's a smooth machine. However, I have the wierdest problems with it. Sometimes it'll not past post or it'll hang at the boot screen. ****, when I go to install new hardware or mess around inside I turn off the PC and when everything is off I unplug the power cable. Just to be safe right! well, what really makes me mad is when I put everything where it needs to go and put the power back in and hit the button, everything starts but it doesn't pass post. I've tried switching hard drives, vid cards, power supply...they all work fine. Mobo, case are what I nailed it down to. maybe the ram, but it can't be because I just bought it!
Hmm, I must be going on a rant and rave. I'm sorry, I'm just out of options and I hate it. Thankfully, I bought a barebone kit and built a pc just to browse the internet with and check mail.
So after my life story haha, I hope that I can take the good parts: proc, ram, hd's, vid card, cd drives and build something else. now I have the expensive parts covered, I imagine all I need is a new mobo, case and other stuff.
with my amd64 3200+, ati radeon x800xt pe, 1gb ram, hard drives and cd drives I ask your help in building a new rig. Should be alot cheaper because I can use what I listed a sentence ago. price range for new parts under 600 should be fine right? thanks guys