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Old 08-11-2004, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default n00b needs help on upping his first computer

i built my first computer at the start of the summer, and want to upgrade it. im just getting into the whole computer scene, so i need your help. here are the spex on it now:

athlon 1700
soyo mobo
512 mushkin ram (pc2100)
geforce 3 ti200 (64mb)

here is what i am looking to upgrade it to, but dont know if this is good or what is better, so let me know what to change (i am wanting this as a gaming computer, i want to be able to run stuff like Doom 3 smoothly)

athlon 64bit 3200 (anything better?)
(dont know on the mobo yet, what kind should i get, and how much pc# on the ram can it handle?)
radeon x800 (dont know much about it yet, is this the best on the market?)
1gig of ram (what brand/pc#?)

also, i was looking at getting an "iBest" 600w power supply, they are really cheap (like $30) is it going to be loud/crappy? if so, what should i get instead?

thanks guys

-Ryan
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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athlon 64bit 3200 ----> fx-53 is the best

radeon x800 XT or nvidia 6800GT (and oc it to ultra speeds)

1gig or ram corsair xms pc3200

and yes, it is going to be crappy

i like the thermaltake 560w with active pfc

theres also antec and fortron
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thanks, i appreciate it!

what kinda mobo should i get? and who makes the fx-53?
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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amd . . .

its the ultimate athlon64
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats gonna cost bank though. So hope you got money
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haha, but zeedler, you coulda built ONE AWESOME RIG had you not gotten FOUR DIFFERENT COMPS with almost the same exact specs
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yea, i just looked up the fx-53, its a lil outta my price range, lol

would the basic 64bit 3200 work the best for that price range?
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not to be rude to newegg

But if you go to best buy you can buy the 6800 GT OC. with a life time warrenty for 400 bucks right now, you will save more money if you buy the Gt at bestbuy. But you can also wait until PCI-Express releases there 6800 so the the AGP 8x will eventually become cheaper ( correct me if im wrong).
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3200 is awesome in my point of view. you got the money go for it.. ( it aint expense )
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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nvidia already has pci-e cards out . . .

and it'll take a long time for a 6800 class pci-e card to come out

you're also forgetting that the newegg one comes with FARCRY!

(which i dont have)
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