View Full Version : Reccommendations for new parts

05-31-04, 06:03 PM
Hello all. I'm finally upgrading again, and am, again, constrained to a budget of 1000 dollars US.
I have decided to upgrade my cpu, mobo, video card (obviously), memory, HD, and power supply. My problem is that I don't really know what is the best bang for the buck, and all those parts have to total under 1000 dollars.

I've got my eye on either a P4 2.8c, or a A64 3000+.

Any suggestions?

05-31-04, 06:34 PM
I'd reccomend an Athlon 64. That on-die memory controller just makes things so much faster. Read the reviews dude.

05-31-04, 08:29 PM
I am...but I'm since I'm on such a budget, I don't know whether I can buy the A64 without having to sacrifice some other part... 1000 remember?

06-01-04, 01:55 AM
I would get a
nf7-s for $80 or a
moble AthlonXP2500+ (overclock to around 2700mhz) $80
512MB 2x256(Winbond bh-5 chips) ~$120
Seagate 160GB with 8MB buffer $110
Case ~50
Powersupply Antec 480W Truepower Power Supply ~80
Radeon 9800pro ~$210
Thermalright SP-97 heatsink $60
and a Thermaltake smart fan 2 ~$10

There you go a great performing computer for ~$750.
If you want to save more you can get a 9800se (get the 256bit version not the 128) for 150 and use the softpatch and try to enable the extra 4 pipes (making a 9800pro) then get a aftermarket vga cooler to cool it all down. The powersupply might be over kill so you could go cheaper.

You should be able to get to about 240fsb very good :lol2:

Make sure you get a moble proc so it isn't hard locked (that would be bad :bash: )

There is my two cents

By the way all prices were quoted for newegg.com