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Old 05-15-2005, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Demension 2350 from 2001 that was stock. I just put in a ati radeon 9250 pci 256mb, 2 512 sticks of Value Ram from Kingston and a Sony Dvd/Cd Burner with a Dvd/Cd reader. I have a 2.8 ghz 533fsb maybe 800fsb from a friend but my motherboard is so crappy it runs at half the speed. Any ideas on what to upgrade now or what to get. I have a $1,000 budget.
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For $1000, you could build a MUCH better PC yourself. In fact, I am not going to help you if you decide not to buid new. If all you have is PCI, there is no point in sinking that much money into an upgrade.
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dude, that dell is a piece of crap and it won't get any better; you're gonna have to get a new computer

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well i was thinking more or less to keeping the case or should i just sell the pc and start from scratch. I was going to build a new pc but my mom said i couldnt so i spent some cash like 250 getting it to play games ok and shes like ok you can so now im short some money.
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For $1000, you could build a MUCH better PC yourself.
Ouch, even $500 could get you a MUCH BETTER pc than that dell.

I just build a pc for my friend and her husband for $700.
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well could anyone give me any ideas of what i should get then
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Scroll up to what diabloII posted.
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uhh..maybe the build i suggested?

btw, that dell case sucks and is way too small

edit: if you're gonna buy in summer, then just wait for the new G70's and R520's from ATi and nVidia
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any ideas how good theyll be like stat wise or too early to tell?
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and which will be better do you think in your opinion?
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