A new Machine????

By billyboycamaro
Sep 18, 2007
  1. Hello All!
    Well i'm playing around with some options in the near future and was hoping for some input on various ideas. Im a newbie to this site, which is very sweet btw, and moderately computer literate. Im sure this thread will have a few diversions but constructive nonetheless. I am in the process of picking out a new system to build within a budget of $1000 or so. My current comp stats are listed below. I'll start off with this question: Mobo and chip? Since my current board is AGP I figured i'd start with that and make the jump to PCI Express. Opens some options for video cards in the future. Now the Chip. From what i gather the Intel Core 2 Duo is reasonable for gamers like myself. I'm not quite convinced the quads are worth it yet. Or is it? Well, i'll start with this and go from there. Thanks in advance for input and thoughts.

    p.s. Or do i currently have some building blocks already for upgrades?


    MOBO: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe

    PROC: Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz

    RAM: Kingston DDR400 PC3200 Value Ram 3GB

    VIDEO: Sapphire X1650 Pro AGP 8X

    HDD: WD Caviar SE 80GB
    Seagate Barracuda 160GB
    WD My-Book External 160GB


    PSU: Antec True 550 550W

    DISPLAY: Samsung SyncMaster 740B 17"

    OS: Windows XP PRO

    CASE:Antec Plusview 1000 AMG ATX Tower
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

  3. billyboycamaro

    billyboycamaro TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the input. That brought up some interesting options and a great place to start. Now what would be the difference in the RAM. Is the Kingston Hyper worth the extra $$$? I assume it would be more stable RAM especially when overclocking. Which i have not gotten much into and the little experience i have had has not been good. lol
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I got a little happy with the ram because I read a review that stated that the motherboard workes with Kingston ram :) But ASUS advertises that their motherboards work with Corsair ram, so you can try that brand if you like.
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