in need of new computer

By oldtimer47
Dec 20, 2006
  1. Hi, first I know just alittle about computers, and I don't have alot of money, the one I'm useing came from neighbors 3yrs.ago, I would like something that I can play a game or two, dvd's, photo's, I know most of the stuff is software,but it just runs soooo slow it had 4.90 what a joke every 2 wks. it was down for some reson, I installed 2000 win xp no more down time. it only has (900 meg. amd, 128 kil. pri. memory , 64 kil. sec. memory bus clock:100 meg. and 248 meg installed memory. What I am asking is I don't want to buy stuff that that I really don't need. please help
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Well, if you want a new computer, I have a design for you, comes to around $600




    Video Card:
    Video Card

    Case and Power Supply:
    Case and Power supply

    Hard drive:
    Hard Drive

    Optical Drive:
    Optical drive

    Floppy drive:
    Floppy drive

    Operating System:
    Operating System

    This is around $600-$700 so it is greatly priced-if you want a sound card, look up a creative sound card on

  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    4. In what country do you live? - necessary to link you to the right e-tailers
    5. Do you or someone you know, know how to build a computer?

    Kind Regards Jesse ;)
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  5. oldtimer47

    oldtimer47 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    to sw123, that sounds and looks alot better then what I have, This is what the computer would be used for mainly. email, voice and web cam-transfer vhs tapes to dvds-and doing photos, and when I'm not playing ps2 ,gamecube,xbox then maybe a game on the computer. what will something like this run. THANKYOU!
  6. oldtimer47

    oldtimer47 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    to jesse_hz I live in usa and no I don't know anybody that good or trust any one to work on a computer or build one thats why I'm askng for help. but thankyou
  7. oldtimer47

    oldtimer47 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    to tedster thanks for the link
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    no prob- the average person has no need to spend thousands on a computer just to surf and do office work.
  9. tall_tiger

    tall_tiger TS Rookie

    The current issue of "Computer Shoppper" (available in most places having a large magazine selection) details your question entirely and has some very good ideas on buying the right machine and staying within a budget.

    I highly recommend it!
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