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Old 11-19-2004, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to get some new things for my PC coz its getting abit old and i dont have enough money to buy a whole new one so im looking on this shops websites online cataloge and seeing wat i should get heres the site-http://www.cpl.net.au/images/879912607.pdf
i want a new Cpu, new HD, new memory, and a tv card or something with a TV In for it,
here is wat i think i might get for my buget (not much)

CPU- Amd Xp 2400 oem -$105
H/D- Maxtor 80gb 7200 8mb-$99
Memory- 512mb 3500 kingmax-$139

that is wat i think i might get and i still want a tv in card, so yeh can some1 plz have a look at that and see if they are any good and plz suggest a tv in card i should get from that site, Thankz
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok first thing is that you already have a CPU that is your entire tower so what you are really asking about is the AMD procssor which is ok for gaming but i preffer a P4,2nd Maxtor is an ok HD but i preffer Western digital because it comes with a 3yr warranty and also $99 is way too much for 80GB, try doing a google search or EBay for a HD,512mb of memory is fine for about anything you want to run but kingmax is not that great of a brand try kinston, and last but not least what OS are you going to load on this new system? I recommend XP PRO because if you ever have to run a restore yu can do a non-hostile with pro and not lose your data, bottom line is you can go to a local computer store and get a barebone system for about $300 then begin your upgrades a little at a time to save money instead of trying to upgrade an out dated system :-)
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P4 - 2.8Ghz
800Mb front bus
512Mb DDR400 PC3200 RAM
160GB Western Digita HD
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Video
HP 300 internal 4x/48x DVD/CD-RW
TDK 440n external 4x/40x DVD Dual format
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
18.1 viewable Mitsubishi LCD monitor
2 5-port 2.0 USB cards with internal firewire
1-3 port firewire card
MODDED case with 12x12 window
all UV cables
2 80mm lighted exhaust fans
2 UV PCI exhaust fans
(looks like i wont need any xmas lights! lol)
Creative Sound blaster audigy2 card
Sicuro Titanium XL speakers
Windows XP PRO sp2
thats just the basics and growing!

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Old 11-19-2004, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh and 1 more thing.. as far as a video card i recommend an ATI with a TV tuner
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P4 - 2.8Ghz
800Mb front bus
512Mb DDR400 PC3200 RAM
160GB Western Digita HD
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Video
HP 300 internal 4x/48x DVD/CD-RW
TDK 440n external 4x/40x DVD Dual format
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
18.1 viewable Mitsubishi LCD monitor
2 5-port 2.0 USB cards with internal firewire
1-3 port firewire card
MODDED case with 12x12 window
all UV cables
2 80mm lighted exhaust fans
2 UV PCI exhaust fans
(looks like i wont need any xmas lights! lol)
Creative Sound blaster audigy2 card
Sicuro Titanium XL speakers
Windows XP PRO sp2
thats just the basics and growing!

IF YOU\'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE YOU\'RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE!
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeh im gonna be running Xp Pro on it, so yeh, and wat should get for viewing my tv on my computer (mainly for my ps2) so i can take screen shots and stuff, thankz
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeh thankz for that, but i dont really want a whole new video card i just want like a tv tuner or something so i can just look at my tv, ( i dont need any tv channles or anything) i just want it so i can take screen shots of me playin my ps2.
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you do decide to just upgrade your old system keep in mind that the new compoents such as a faster processor may not be compatible with your current motherboard, really just get a barebone system and add the video card for an example of a barebone system got to http://www.vitalitycomputer.com/
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P4 - 2.8Ghz
800Mb front bus
512Mb DDR400 PC3200 RAM
160GB Western Digita HD
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Video
HP 300 internal 4x/48x DVD/CD-RW
TDK 440n external 4x/40x DVD Dual format
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
18.1 viewable Mitsubishi LCD monitor
2 5-port 2.0 USB cards with internal firewire
1-3 port firewire card
MODDED case with 12x12 window
all UV cables
2 80mm lighted exhaust fans
2 UV PCI exhaust fans
(looks like i wont need any xmas lights! lol)
Creative Sound blaster audigy2 card
Sicuro Titanium XL speakers
Windows XP PRO sp2
thats just the basics and growing!

IF YOU\'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE YOU\'RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE!
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok...you can add a second card with just the tuner for about $30 but you dont need that to take a screen shot...to do a screen shot hold down the ctrl key and hit the prt scr key then open something like microsoft word and click the paste button, you can screen shot anything and everything on your screen.
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P4 - 2.8Ghz
800Mb front bus
512Mb DDR400 PC3200 RAM
160GB Western Digita HD
128Mb ATI Radeon 9500 Video
HP 300 internal 4x/48x DVD/CD-RW
TDK 440n external 4x/40x DVD Dual format
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse
18.1 viewable Mitsubishi LCD monitor
2 5-port 2.0 USB cards with internal firewire
1-3 port firewire card
MODDED case with 12x12 window
all UV cables
2 80mm lighted exhaust fans
2 UV PCI exhaust fans
(looks like i wont need any xmas lights! lol)
Creative Sound blaster audigy2 card
Sicuro Titanium XL speakers
Windows XP PRO sp2
thats just the basics and growing!

IF YOU\'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE YOU\'RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE!
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeh i think il just get that $30 thing coz i want to be able to play my playstation2 through my computer so i can take screenshots fo that, coz im making a flash map for gta sa and i need to take pictures of everything so i just want to buy something that will let me play my ps2 through my computer, and then be able to take screenshots(which i already know how to do that normally).
thankz
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use this and I love it! The capturing TV is very easy and the remote is cool too

http://www.adstech.com/products/USBA...?pid=USBAV-704
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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if you do decide to just upgrade your old system keep in mind that the new compoents such as a faster processor may not be compatible with your current motherboard, really just get a barebone system and add the video card for an example of a barebone system got to http://www.vitalitycomputer.com/
yeh i would buy it from there but they dont ship to australia and i could find things cheaper somewhere, in australia
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