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Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« on: August 18, 2008, 08:48:39 PM »
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Hard to believe it's been 5 years, and its time for an upgrade already...but when the computer keeps randomly shutting down, you know things aren't looking good...You can only replace video drivers so many times...

Current Specs:
Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB Video Card
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
1.5 GB RAM -Corsair I think
Realtek Onboard Sound
250 GB IDE HD- Main
120 GB IDE HD- Backup
120 GB SATA HD- Extra
19" Samsung LCD
3 70 mm fans- about 3inch wide, might be 90mm
400 W Power Supply

What is an adequate upgrade that will last me another 5+ years?



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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 09:25:27 PM »
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What OS do you plan to use?

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 09:29:00 PM »
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Sticking with my copy of XP Pro  ;D

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 09:42:22 PM »
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ok then for Ram go with still with 4k be on safe side or go with more then that. I have seen comps with 8k in Ram

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 11:34:13 PM »
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WHAT?!?!!?   No Photon Torpedos or Modulating Phasers?  How do you expect to survive in the Gamma Quadrant, verbal judo and diplomacy?   ::)



Godspeed,
Mike

btw, I'm starting to have that random freeze thing happen with my 5 yrs old. Might be time for me to upgrade also. Nah, I'll just keep using the anti-static spray and keep Ol' Bessie rumbling along.



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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 12:20:07 PM »
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My compy is 7 years old and you have to peddle to get it power.  ;) Can't wait to build my own sometime soon... or get a laptop.

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 01:43:57 PM »
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have you tried reinstalling Windows?  I do this every year, and it makes your computer just like new.


I'm entering and I'll send you my config soon.

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 02:00:00 PM »
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As I have been talking with friends we think its a power issue...we'll see next week when I upgrade form a 350W to a 650W  ;D

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 03:58:22 PM »
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That's your number one problem.  How you ran this comp on these specs with that power supply is a mystery.

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 03:34:55 PM »
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Upgraded to a 650W Antec, which was nice for it...still getting restart issues. Reformatted computer, computer restarts during downloading of directx 9.0c, downloaded fine second time. Anytime I try to install any games, computer restarts...Anytime I get to server selection or character creation on Warhammer, game crashes, and no messages come up...


running Burn in 2008 at highest setting caused computer to restart, testing above normal settings,also caused computer to restart...

So maybe the mobo or the proc is bad???

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 09:41:05 PM »
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I see an issue. Your using ATI.

Nvidia is the way it's meant to be played. Also, there's an Intel Inside.

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 09:48:37 PM »
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Specs of my new beast...

  • EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 nVidia nForce 750i SLI Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Extreme Socket 775 1333 MHz PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) ATX
  • THERMALTAKE VH8000BWS Armor+ MX Aluminum Mid Tower Case
  • XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache
  • OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
  • Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails

All under 700.00, success!

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 09:51:14 PM »
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Thats better.

You assembling it yourself?

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 09:52:46 PM »
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Of course, have my table ready for it...didn't get my A+ Cert for nothing...or wait..maybe I did..as far as work-wise  ::)

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Re: Your Mission: Build Me a New PC- under 1000-by September 15
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 09:57:18 PM »
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Also, one note from a fellow 2.4ghtz Quad Core user...

some games, while they SHOULD see all four, only recognize two cores. The ONE game I needed to see all four (rhymes with crisis) doesnt see all four, and is the ONLY game to give my system a challenge. This is with 4gb ram, twin 8800GT 512MB's in SLi, 1TB hard Drive...