Just a PC based Question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2006, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 52
Default Just a PC based Question

If i was to buy this PC:

AMD AM2 Athlon™ 64 X2-3800+ Dual Core
512MB DDR 2 533 MHz Memory
80GB IDE Hard Drive
Nvidia Gforce 6 Series 6100 128MB Direct
Samsung 52 X Cd Writer
8024 400 Watt Colors IT Case
7.1 Digital Soundcard
Front Audio & 2 USB Connectors
Rear Audio & 4-6 Rear USB 2.0 Connectors

Would i be able to add a better graphics card, say a ATI X1300?
and add another stick of 512 RAM?

Also, is it worth paying an extra 25 pounds for the AMD 64 X2 4200+? Does it make that much difference

Thanks Will
__________________

BlazerWill is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
There and Back again
 
Nukem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 4,402
Default

that would depend on the motherboard. Does it have the PCIE slot to handle a video card? and I'm sure you could add another stick.. just about every mobo I have seen has at least 2 slots on it, if not 4

The 4200... it's not worth it for a machine you buy. you won't see a huge or even noticable difference. Spend the 25 on another stick of ram.
__________________

__________________



Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70 LUX rgb
NZXT Source 530 / i5-7600K / Corsair H100i v2 / ASRock Z270 Extreme4
SM951 M2 256GB / 850 evo 1TB / Seagate 2TB / WD 2TB
2x16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 / evga Classified GTX 980 ti / Seasonic M12II 850W

Nukem is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 52
Default

Thanks alot for your advice, you seem to respond to most of my pleas for help lol, i thank you for that. As most of your advice seems very valuable.

Would you reccomend anywhere for me to buy a seperate monitor?

Thanks again,

William
BlazerWill is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default

What kind of monitor are you looking for...CRT or LCD? You can try Newegg.com.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 06:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 52
Default

Whats the difference mate?

I don't really care, aslong as its not too expensive, produces a good picture and is 17" or above?
BlazerWill is offline  
Old 08-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default

LCDs are the flat panel monitors and CRT are the cube looking ones.
Check these 19" LCDs out:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=20
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl 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 01:23 PM.


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