Need Help Buying A Balanced Budget PC - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2006, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8
Default Need Help Buying A Balanced Budget PC

Im looking to buy a new pc late this year, i currently have about $500AU and expect by the end of this year to have around $900AU-$1100AU possibly more to put towards pc parts. im hoping to get dual core, and a graphics card that matches the performance of it so neither is letting the other down.
im currently running:

intel pentium 4 2.8Ghz
1GB corsair pc3200 twin-X dual channel
Powercolour 9800pro 128mb
60GB HD 7200rpm
creative 16x dvd rom

I much intend to keep my Corsair ram and possibly get another gig of it, so i would appreciate any suggestions to a good balanced combo of parts.


Cliaze is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 240

Well, if your buying over time... I'd say start w/ a new board and proc. Get a s939 board and an opty 165 or x2 3800. Then I'd say, if your willing, get one of the G6150 mobo's with the onboard GFX.. they'll cost you about $90 and you have enough money to have a working comp atm. Then you can get a good GFX card when you have the money (you'll also be able to wait a little while till DX10 cards come out. then upgrade the rest of the parts (starting w/ a new HD or ram is what I'd suggest) when you get the money.

The upside is you'll have a working DC computer right off the bat.
You'll also be ready for a pcie GFX card when you get the money, instead of buying an outdated mobo w/ agp and being forced to buy a new mobo when you have the $$$ for the GFX card.

Downside is you'll be taking a step back graphics wise for a while. Tho the onboard G6100 performs about 2 times better than my Radeon 9200. It gets 20-40fps in Source games (On high, w/ full HDR) while running in 12x7. I'd imagine the G6150 would do a bit better.

It's really what you're willing to do and how long you want to wait for a working comp.

I don't know any AU sites, so I can't find product suggestions.

In The Mail!!!!- Athlon 64 3500 @Stock/Abit K9N SLi sAM2/2GB G.Skill DDR2 800 @Stock /XFX G7900GT XXX 520/1500Mhz/74GB Raptor w/ 16mbcache/300GB 16mbcache SATA HD/NEC DVD-RAM Burner/OCZ ModStream 520watt psu/ThermalTake Armor Jr./Logitech EX110 mouse/keyboard
Mk97 is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 01:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

I'd get a Geforce 6600 GT instead
what are you going to be using this for anyway?
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 01:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 350

1gb ram
x2 3800 or amd 148 opteron
Kitire is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 01:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 318

Here is an australin site, thats waht u wanted right?
<a href=\"\"><img src=\"\" width=\"350\" height=\"85\" alt=\"Signature\" border=\"0\" /></a><br />
DynaSig: <a href=\"\">Dynamic Forum Signature</a>
Crusader 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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.