lemme know what you guys think bout my comp

By dragonpac
Jan 7, 2004
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  1. I just got my comp and i wanted what you guys think bout it and what i should upgrade with.

    I got another comp i just got this spare one for 300. USD

    2002 Win XP Pro.


    AMD Athlon Processor
    996 Mhz
    240 MB Ram

    NEC DVDRW+- ND-1300A
    HP CD Writer cd16f

    S3 Graphics inc.

    4 USB 2 Serial
  2. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    i think for an xtra $19 you could have gotten a better all around comp

    all prices from newegg

    generic case w/ 300w psu - $26
    lite on 52x cd- $14.99
    apacer pc2100 256mb- $35
    wd 400bb hd - $54
    ps/2 kb- $3.99
    scroll mouse- $2.99
    biostar mc7nd mobo- $53
    athlon xp 1700+ - $48.75
    ocz cooler for socket a/370- $17
    gainward 64mb fx5200 - 63

    $318.72 total, imo much better than the one you bought but hey, no os, monitor or dvd+rw. i think you got an ok deal, more than good enough for a second pc
  3. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    oops.. never read the second line, sorry. i;d say upgrade the video, s3 sux @$$ and proc/mobo/ram combo and you'll be all set
  4. dragonpac

    dragonpac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    cool thanks im gonna try that proc/mobo/ram combo and see what i can get for it
  5. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Buy a Radeon 9600 non-pro
    Upgrade CPU to something little faster
    Windows XP runs best on 512MB.

    Good deal I suppose for $300.
  6. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 119

    I agree with Subkamran. The most important things you will have to upgrade are the Video Card (S3 just doesn't cut it), the CPU to atleast 1700 if not 2000+ and definatley the 512MB Ram will make a huge difference.
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    What is it you want to do with that computer in the first place ? If it's to run as a Gateway or file server, you won't really need 3D horsepower. If it's to play games on a LAN then that's another matter.

    I do believe people manage very well with machines even slower then that one.
  8. dragonpac

    dragonpac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Im basically just turning it into a media center with music and video files, and i will later add a tv tuner and take into consideration about what everyone said bout upgrading

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