What would you do?

By imacrazyballoon
Aug 6, 2006
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  1. joked u 2

    joked u 2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 191

    if you really want mods go to http://xoxide.com/ and on your left click on "i need one..." also just look around and find somthing you like. personally i like their cupholder for your 5.5in. drive bay...
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    Get a DVD burner? Other than that, there is not much one can upgrade inside the machine.. Get a bigger monitor? Another hard drive maybe? Some external gadgets like a USB hard drive?
  3. XenaWP

    XenaWP Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    Sorry, my firewall is blocking that site.

    Care to list your components?
  4. imacrazyballoon

    imacrazyballoon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I took the html page source from a newegg printout sheet that shows all items that you bought. Sorry for the formatting.


    Products
    Qty. Product Description Total Price
    Item(s) shipped from CA Tracking Number: #1ZW098R40335188582, #1ZW960F10335268208
    Track 1 XION XION II XON-103 Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811208008 $64.99
    Track 1 GENERIC 18" 2-Head Red SATA (SERIAL ATA 150) Cable Model SERIAL ATA 18 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16812104150 $2.99
    Track 1 ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813127222
    Abit (510)-623-0500 $94.99
    Track 1 AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3700BNBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103539
    For Retail AMD processor, please call 408 749-3060 for service after first 30 days. For OEM AMD processor, we will service for 30 days only. Please verify the Processor matches your order Prior To installation. IMPORTANT: Always pack your CPU well for return. We will refuse your RMA if we received it as DAMAGED! $212.00
    Track 1 Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model PSD1G400KH - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820220037 $70.99
    Item(s) shipped from NJ Tracking Number: #1Z5AE6661235067562
    Track 1 LITE-ON Black ATAPI/E-IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model SOHD-16P9SV - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106005 $18.99
    Item(s) shipped from TN Tracking Number: #1Z04WF351235168888
    Track 1 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 6Y250M0 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822144338
    This item is serviced by the Maxtor, Please call 800 262 9867 for service. Web: www.maxtor.com. $83.00
    Track 1 Thermaltake RX Series CL-P0296 92mm CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835106073
  5. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    Maybe upgrade your video card to a 256mb and only get a dvd-burner if your going to use it (mine gaming comptuer has one and I dont even use it, I dont even watch dvds on comptuers) and I would save the rest of the money and buy Windows Vista when it comes out
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    What is the intended purpose of the PC? And I could not find any video card info other than 128MB. So what video card are you using? Into gaming at all? How about multimedia etc?

    But it does look like a solid build.
  7. imacrazyballoon

    imacrazyballoon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I bought the video card seperately. Im on vacation right now so i cant give you the exact specs. I only remember it was a diamond stealth 128mb card, i bought it for ~$100

    Im not a graphics kind of person, i played diablo 2 until about 3 months ago (it was replaced with wow). Diablo 2 doesnt exactly have the best graphics and i was fine with that. The computer is used for gaming almost exclusively. wold it be worth it to upgrade the video card even if im fine with my current grpahics?

    windows vista- would that be something thyaht i should invest money into when it becomes available?

    just a side question, if i just wanted to replace/upgrade the motherboard, is that possible? keeping everything else?
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    personally I wouldn't bother with vista for a few more years. I really don't see that much of an improvement over XP. Just a few graphics oohs and aahs- big deal.... not worth the expense and pain of upgrading the OS. Not to mention compatibility issues.
  9. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    Yes Vista's going to need a few years to get all the bugs ironed out b4 you think of upgrading.

    ...AMD
  10. imacrazyballoon

    imacrazyballoon Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Im still not sure though, I think ive decided on a second monitor. Maybe 20.1". At the moment i think i have a 17 or 19" LCD. A 20.1" might be cool for gaming and keep the 17 or 19" for...i dunno guides or something from the web.
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,489   +292

    People like Tedster and AMDIsTheBest010 are the reason XP64 is pretty much a failure.
    Many people already have the hardware to run 64 bit vista. By refusing to upgrade you are just going to extend the length of time that it is going to take for companies to make their products bug free.

    If nobody runs the OS the companies don't have incentive to make their products perform like they should on it. If companies don't do their part people dont' want to buy. Its a terrible cycle that hurts the consumers more than the companies.

    You are also delaying the inevitable, you will be running Vista eventually. I saw similar thing happen when XP came out, and I would guess well over 90% of those that thought they would never leave 2000 are now running XP.
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