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Future computer

By FalCog
Dec 14, 2009
  1. Hello Everyone
    I have Just been to a lan place called ibisq and Now i am interested In buying a computer and I need some help, because I am an noob to this stuff so yer I came here


    What are you going to use the PC for?
    Gaming
    How much is your budget?
    $800 to $1000 Australian
    Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
    Melbourne, Australia
    Are you willing to buy online?
    No
    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    Yes a case ( but it may be to small), Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard and Speakers
    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    No
    Have you already bought any parts?
    No
    Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    Yes Xp
    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? Dont no what it means by that


    Please help me
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. FalCog

    FalCog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, .............
     
  4. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    FalCog is a friend were boh interested in bilding our own comps
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Oh :rolleyes:

    Actually I could see that you were on different computers
    But it looked nearly identical

    Anyway, there are a few good hardware support helpers here, actually fastzr, one of the best of, replied to you already, but has now gone offline.
    I expect he'll reply to you when he comes back on ;)

    I'm not great in the "sales" area. I just say go buy a Dell with Windows 7 included, that's what I'd do. But each to their own.
     
  6. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Thx I was wondering though to practice building Computers should I frankenstein up some old ones I find in the street on hard rubbish days....?
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You know I've tossed out so many P3 and P4 computers around 1.3GHz (and some 800MHz), its actually not a bad idea for you

    I can't work on this old stuff any more it irritates the hell out of me :D
    But I'm sure its someone elses treasure ;)
     
  8. FalCog

    FalCog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I have a pretty new hp pavillion that has a fried motherboard it has 2 gig ram and an nvidea ge force 8???? I was wondering if any of this might be salvageable
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    If you can track down the same motherboard for that box (possibly eBay) you'd be better off ;)
     
  11. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    The thing is the fan is so weak it got so hot the motherboard fried....
     
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    They usually take about 80 to 100 degrees Celcius, to fry
    Computers are pretty robust these days
     
  13. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    it got so hot if u touched it for like a second,it would burn you
     
  14. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    could i put a new fan in would that fit in the laptop case?

    Thx for all the help
     
  15. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    well I'm gonna go to bed,talk to you tommorow
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ok

    When you do come back, try not to send out 3 emails to me (and everyone attached to the thread)
    Instead use EDIT if your post is the last post in the thread still (to add, to your post)

    Now good-night :zzz:
     
  17. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    anybody know which of these is the motherboard....?

    1.Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
    2.17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition hp BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050)
    3.1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    4.511MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
    5.hp Imprint (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone
    6.Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth(TM)
    7.120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8.LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support!!
    9.High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    10.Microsoft(R) Works 8.0
    (I dont think these stats are quite right my laptop had something like 320 GB hardrive in total)

    greatly aprecciate all the help
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  19. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Well I'm using the Toshiba M 405 the hp is my brothers but it has a fried motherboard so I'm considering trying to fix it or salvaging some parts
     
  20. Dysfunction

    Dysfunction TS Rookie

    Seriously, XP? -.-

    AMD CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7750 2.7 GHz (AM2+) Black Edition
    AMD Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 (REV2.0) AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR2 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Green Power 500GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA 3GBs
    Optical: LG GH22NS30 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)
    RAM: Kingston DDR2 4GB PC-6400/800 (2x2GB) CL5 Value RAM
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 341 Black Tower Case (No PSU)
    PSU: Corsair VX-450 450W ATX Power Supply
    Graphics card: Gigabyte R485ZL-512H RADEON HD4850, 512MB, DDR3, PCIEx16, DSUB, 2xDVI, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit DVD – OEM

    That would cost around AUD$1000.00
     
  21. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    And it would be madness. As XP will only utilize up to 2Gig anyway (switch or no switch)
    By the way, I still use XP, but if I was going to upgrade the hardware, then I'd likely go Windows 7, wouldn't we all :)
     
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