upgrading my pc - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2007, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default upgrading my pc

Hello I have the following . I have around $200 to spend on an upgrade. What would you recommend first. New video card? I mostly play RPG's (FFXI, Vanguard (Starting)) and FPS such as halflife 2 etc.

OEM AMD X2 3800CPU
4 X PC3200 PC400 DDR 512MB (2GB RAM) Corsair value
500W Power supply
16X DVD +-RW drive
Maxtor 200GB SATA 1500 7200RPM 16MB
Radeon X700 video Card
Motherboard is (Sckt939)EVGA nForce4 SLI chipset RAID dual PCI-E

Also my PC makes a lot of clicking sounds any idea?
__________________

radiator is offline  
Old 01-30-2007, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

hold out untill the new DX10 cards come out, you'll get much better performance in DX9 with the DX10 cards, plus they'll be future proof for atleast 2 years. noting your budget i'd say you should go with an 8600ultra, but like i said, you'll have to wait. (it'll be worth it though)
__________________

__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 01-30-2007, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default

How long a wait are we talking about

Thanks for the quick reply
radiator is offline  
Old 01-30-2007, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 260
Default

ya i would say the video card
__________________
Dell Dimension 8400
P 4 630 with HT 3GHZ
Windows Home Edition
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 400MHZ
160GB ATA 7200RPM HD
XFX 7900GT 256-Bit
Sound Blaster 24 bit Advanced HD
Coke27 is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

A DirectX Video card could come out in weeks or months; you can't really tell right now. Should be soon though with Vista's release just yesterday..
talldude123 is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

yea, i'm thinking around May i do believe not really that long of a wait considering it'll be future proof for a long time to come
__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 08:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 591
Default

what about RAM?
zenyora is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 08:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 793
Default

nah, hes got two GBs thats plenty for now, even with Vista (i dont recommend Vista yet though). His Video card should be his main focus as it is WAY behind in terms of new technology
__________________



\"I may or may not have put a loaf of bread in the dish washer\"
\"Once you go white a trailer is in sight\"
COD2_fanatic is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 09:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Vinsanity
 
BiGyLiLuPdAmIdL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Coast Cali
Posts: 1,234
Send a message via AIM to BiGyLiLuPdAmIdL
Default

Ya i agree, great processor, good ram, good motherboard, good power supply, and a good hard drive. A well rounded rig, but get that videocard outa there lol, if you don't want to wait go with like a 7900gs or something, but if you do wanan wait. Like they said a dx10 card will be well worth it.
__________________
New build in progress, but this is what I got for now:
-AMD x2 5200+
-Asus M3A78-EM AM2+
-Buffalo 2x1gb ddr2 800
-Hitachi 250gb Sata HDD
-Antec Minuet Case w/ 350w psu
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
BiGyLiLuPdAmIdL is offline  
Old 01-31-2007, 10:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 133
Default

Yup^^ Patience is a virtue.
__________________

__________________
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5540/tf20kbo2.jpg
eVGA nForce 680i
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 2.92GHz
eVGA 8800GTS
2 x 1GB Kingston DDR2 800 HyperX
2 x WD Caviar 250GB in RAID 0
Antec TP3 650W
Arctic Cooler 7 Pro
apdrummer 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 09:48 PM.


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