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Old 07-23-2006, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently running the following set-up.

AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200 CAS2 2-2-2-6
120GB WD 7200RPM HD
250GB Seagate 7200RPM HD
ATI Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
Antec 480w PSU

I was thinking of upgrading to an Athlon64 3200+ Venice, but I can't decide if I'd really see that much of a performance boost over the Barton, or if it's as easy to OC as the Barton. Of course, I'd also have to get a new motherboard, and I was thinking of getting the BIOSTAR TForce6100-939, which is a budget board, but has a lot of great reviews. I think my 1GB of memory should be fine for now. I mostly use my computer for gaming and web browsing. I don't really go nuts with gaming, so having the BEST graphics isn't really too much of a concern. I want the best speed/performance. Any suggestions for upgrading? Or thoughts on the upgrades I want to purchase? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2006, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you waited until thr 24th/25th, you could get an athlon 64 around a 4000+ or x2 for the same price! and that will be a huge performance increase?
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New processor coming out or something? It's going to make the 4000+ come down to $100?
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This is a big help indeed, thank you. I'm not seeing any prices drops though? Where do these guys get these price estimates from?
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Where are you looking??? almost all the websites have dropped.
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The usual places... newegg, zipzoomfly, etc. I'm really on a tight budget, so I'm trying to wait for the perfect time to buy. I wish I knew if that time was now.
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Try checking out your parts through PriceGrabber:
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Yes, PriceGrabber is legit. It's the largest Internet price comparison site.
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Yeah, when you're a penny pincher like me, you come to know these sites. I'm using that site currently. My problem is... I'm wondering if I should wait for them to drop even lower, or buy now. ARGHHH
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go to Monarch computers... they have the lowest (I think) right now for AMD prices.
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