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Old 02-05-2007, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my computer and use about $600 (more or less) less better of course but I would spend 1, 200 more if it was worth it
here are my specs:

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Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name FAMOCEGUERA (Computadora de la Familia Oceguera)
User Name HP_Owner

Motherboard
CPU Type AMD Sempron, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 3000+
Motherboard Name Asus K8S-LA (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 760GX, AMD Hammer
System Memory 448 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (04/20/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Sony Ericsson W810 USB WMC Device Management (COM10)
Communication Port Sony Ericsson W810 USB WMC OBEX Interface (COM9)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter SiS 760 (64 MB)
3D Accelerator SiS 330 Mirage Integrated
Monitor HP D8904 [17" CRT] (113613638163)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

Storage
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive ST340014AS (40 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Disk Drive HP psc 2175 USB Device
Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 31015 MB (8579 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 7125 MB (1265 MB free)
Total Size 38140 MB (9844 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
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I plan to upgrade the memory about 1 or 2 gb and I want to upgrade, sound, video, graphics, etc. I am not very techy. Please help. If you take the time to find me some upgrades I will appreciate A LOT!! U R AWESOME PPL! THANK U!

Sincerely, Ivan Oceguera
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can buy a new computer and build it yourself for $600. Your old computer would have it's pants scared off
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some quick suggestions.

Sound card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102002
I have a sound card very much like this one and it handles my 5.1 speakers flawlessly.

Graphics card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103004
To me this seems to be one of the better AGP cards, for a more reasonable price. There are better AGP cards out there but the lifespan of AGP is limited. Second opinion anyone?

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220079
probably some of the nicest DDR2 memory out there.

EDIT: ^^^Ditto Talldude^^^
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I doubt he needs a 5.1CH sound card, he's probably using 2.0 speakers.

I think a 7900GS is better than that card.

He has DDR RAM, and I'll bet his motherboard only supports 1GB MAx.
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uh yea, and did anyone notice he only has AGP and PCI. I'd say just build a new system
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Better Speakers than that... and yeah um.. well... I dont have the money to build a whole new awesome system!
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Yes, you do.

Where do you live? USA or Canada? Can we use Tiger Canada or Newegg?
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Okay, I looked at your previous thread, and you're not very techie at all...so I'm going to hook you up with a pre-built. It will run good for what YOU use it for, everything but gaming as it has no video card and a 300W Power supply.

This computer should be okay, but I don't know much about ABS brand name; I use Acer. But for $500 including taxes, shipping, you get a really good PC, just a little underpowered on memory. You can use your old computers memory and hard drive though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883102681
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Dude don't double post lol, You shoudl stay on one thread, don't get too anxious if no one responds.
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Okay, I looked at your previous thread, and you're not very techie at all...so I'm going to hook you up with a pre-built. It will run good for what YOU use it for, everything but gaming as it has no video card and a 300W Power supply.

This computer should be okay, but I don't know much about ABS brand name; I use Acer. But for $500 including taxes, shipping, you get a really good PC, just a little underpowered on memory. You can use your old computers memory and hard drive though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883102681
No videocard thoug. I'm tellign you, just get a x1650pro for $99, that will handle WOW fine (that's all he wants), get a 1 gig stick of ram for your other slot, that will bump him up to 1.5, perfect for WOW. Then last get a new hard drive likw a 200GB one so you can really see the performance. All he wants to play is Wow, and hes got a decent s754 cpu in the sempron 3000+, all he really needs is ram , and a videocard.
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