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was this pc a waste of money or a bargain?!!!

By neild79
Jul 12, 2006
  1. until recently i was a console freak, i had a ps2, gc, 2xds, + a psp, until i bought this pc im using for £80. its specs when i got it were: amd athlon 64 3000+ cpu, asrock k8 upgrade vm800 motherboard, 1x 256mb elixir ddr400 pc3200 184 pin ram, 1x 17gb wd170aa hard drive, 2x cd/dvd rewriters (nec + toshiba) 1 of which is dual layer, it also has a floppy disk drive. it came in a grey + silver case with 2 lights 1x red 1xblue on top of the tower. it has 8x usb 2.0( 2 on top, + 6 at the back, it also has a little door on the side that says usb on it, but when you open it there is nothing in it but space for 2 more usb ). !!!!sorry this is so long but please bear with me!!!! i have since bought a samsung sp2504c 250gb 8mb hard drive(£75), harman/kardon soundsticks II(£140) speeze ee-hd01 hard drive cooler with 2 fans(£8), 17in flatscreen tft monitor(£100), usb mouse(£5), belkin serial ata cables that go under black light(£12), logitech quickcam express webcam(£20) + a convertor that plugs into usb + lets me plug in a ps2 control pad(£10).!!!!almost finished!!!! the upgrades i want to make are:asus a8n sli premium socket 939 nvidia nforce4 sli atx motherboard(£?), 4x corsair 512mb ddr400 pc3200 ram(£?), amd athlon 64 x2 4600+ manchester 2000mhz ht2 x512kb l2 cache socket 939 dual core cpu(£?), 2x nvidia geforce 7600gt in sli formation(about £300), lg gsa h10n dual layer drive with nero6(£45), creative sound blaster audigy 2 zs 24bit 192khz 7.1 channel pci soundcard(about£50), silver power sp-400p1b 400w psu with 4x sats plugs + 2 pci express graphics card plugs(about£50), westerndigital wd 15000ahfd raptorx 150gb 16mb cache hdd. i dont know if it was a waste of money buying this pc in the first place since i will be upgrading with all the parts mentioned. i dont really know what to do when i have all the parts mentioned, whether to replace everything in my computer with them or buy a gaming case, put the parts in that + give this one to the kids..!!!!at last!!!! if anyone can help me they will be doing me a huge favour + it is very much appreciated... thank you very much for reading this + hopefully your help
     
  2. ChiCubs05

    ChiCubs05 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    itd be easier to just start fresh...youll probably be needing to bargan off some of your gaming systems though
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    to late now M8
    you done built a new machine
    but knowledge gained was worth every lb
     
  4. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    Far out, Don't they teach you kids paragraph and sentence structure nowadays? I was in school 2 years ago and they did!

    I wouldn't have spent more than 40 bucks on that junk
     
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I tried to stay with it but only got about 1/4 of the way through before my head exploded due to the lack of linebreaks or punctuation. Anyway, it looks like you just lost money on outdated parts.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44


    I stopped at the "ram" part ddr400 3200, man where'd you get the stats from, we need a flow chart to keep up with all that info.
     
  7. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    I got up to the floppy disk part and then alt+F4'd
     
  8. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    neild79 (the original poster) was banned a ways back fellas.
     
  9. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    lol he was too, I didn't even look at that (I didnt even realise it was from 2006! LOL)

    I wonder what he did to get banned. you'd have to post pornography or something wouldnt you?
     
  10. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I know from personal experience if you post "Your name is lame" a few hundred times you can get a temp ban. At least I did. :)
     
  11. sledgus

    sledgus TS Rookie Posts: 115

    haha a few hundred times. I admire your commitment
     
  12. mazameez

    mazameez TS Rookie Posts: 18

    hahahahaha your name is lame...thats awesome. Pretty messed up for the receiver though lol
    yeah, this guy would have been better off just buying a pre-put together system, then upgraded a few things. Usually, that works best, unless you have the money to put it all together yourself.
    I wish I had that kind of money :). I sure would have done it....
     
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