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Upgrading an old computer!

By Akifuddin
Jan 14, 2006
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  1. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

  2. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    Which one of those heatsinks and fans would be the best? I'm leaning towards the cheapest one because it lasts for 50,000 hours and well, its the cheapest...and nobody reviewed it bad...which is because only 1 person reviewed it, which is because people usually don't have a budget for fans ...;)
    edit : also, is an overclocked DDR RAM better than a normal DDR RAM but for like 20 bucks more? :confused: I'm pretty sure it is... so yeah give me your opinions on these

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=587480

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=710867

    I'm probably gonna get the one not overclocked since that one is cheaper :hotouch:
  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    For a non over clocked 3000+ any of those fans are good if you want to do overclocking get one of the ones with heat pipes (for overclocking I would recomend the ultra sience it has two fans).The overclocked ram is faster and sience it has a heat sink will run cooler but If you arn't going to overclock your processer you don't need overclocked ram.
  4. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    I'm not going to overclock anything so I'll get the cheaper RAM and cheapest heatsink you told me about...now...this is the list :

    CPU/Processor
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=698445&Sku=CP2-A64-3000 C
    Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600954&CatId=106
    Motherboard
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1286717&CatId=0
    Memory
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=587480
    Video card
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1182887&CatId=0
    CPU Heatsink/Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1504105&CatId=0

    $Total : $510.95

    Now tell me if there is ANYTHING AT ALL that I need to make my computer start? Also, should I put the video card and RAM and CPU and other stuff in the motherboard before I put the motherboard inside the case? Also, will my BF2 gaming be really smooth and excellent? 400 bucks from me and my parents and the other 100 bucks from my sister to buy RAM...
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    that list looks good.
  6. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    :eek: DAMN I JUST REMEMBERED..don't I need a hard drive? Which one is good? Tell me one that is not oem and includes EVERYTHING I need :bounce:Also, are any of the items that I listed above oem? Hope not :unch:
  7. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    Yes atleast 80GB would be recomended for a sysetm like that.
  8. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

  9. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

  10. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    dmill98 look at the reviews of that product LOL 2 out of 3 customers said it sucks and gave it 3 stars out of 5 stars...the one I told you about got 2 out of 2 5 stars and good reviews + mine is 100GB instead of 80 :grinthumb :unch:
  11. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

     
  12. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    They don't 'last' as long as Seagates and western digitals? Are you kidding me? Right now I think I have 10 GB and it runs fine, imagine 100GB's...For me even 40 is really good...the only files thats gonna take alot of space is Battlefield 2 and America's Army which are only about 5GB in total...and with all the other files that my family,I'll still have AT LEAST 80 GB left which is REALLY REALLY good if you ask me...so here is the list :

    CPU/Processor
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=698445&Sku=CP2-A64-3000 C
    Power Supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600954&CatId=106
    Motherboard
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1286717&CatId=0
    Memory
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicati...hTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1182887&CatId=0
    CPU Heatsink/Fan
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1504105&CatId=0
    Hard Drive
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1622035&CatId=0


    $Total : $591.94

    400 bucks from me and my parents and 200 bucks from my sister and her husband...
    Not a bad selection of products for 600$ is it? Hopefully Battlefield 2 and America's Army will be jumping and flying on my PC....by the way do you think this computer will be able to handle Battlefield 2 and America's Army really well?
  13. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    It should runjust fine by last I ment lifespan I have found that maxtor HDD's usually only last about 5 years and most western digitals and seagates usually last about 7 to 10 years.Just to let you know.
  14. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    After thinking about it, I think it'd be better for you to get the abit ku8 motherboard, since abit is a reputable brand, where mach speed, I basically don't know anything about. Abit has a much better website, so it'd be easier to find drivers/specs. It'd be cheaper to get the ku8+3400+ bundle(because it's a combo, and the cpu is retail, so you would not have to buy a $30 heatsink then).

    Mobo+CPU
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1578173&CatId=1181
    RAM
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1515858&CatId=1600
    Video
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1182887&CatId=0
    Hard drive
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1622035&CatId=0
    Power supply
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1600954&CatId=106

    Total $696(before rebate), $676 after.

    You forgot the 6600gt below, your total with it above should have been about $780 ($760 after rebate).

    I think that should be a pretty good setup.
  15. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

  16. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

  17. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    About the AMD Sempron 3400+, would its fan be able to keep a 6600GT under control?
  18. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    Ok guys never mind I don't need your help anymore since I asked my parents if we don't upgrade our PC now, can we get a more expensive and better PC later on?They said yes so wohoo!You guys think I should just wait?
  19. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I'm not sure what you mean, the cpu fan has nothing to do with your video card.

    It depends on if you can wait or want it right now. If you can wait, you will get a better computer, so it may be wise.
  20. Akifuddin

    Akifuddin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 150

    Ok well forget the video card....I wanted to say power supply but that wouldn't make sense either so yeah....I guess I can wait.....I'll still come to this website though :D
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