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Thread: Upgrade - Tight Budget




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    hey guys,

    i have to upgrade my old box (specs below) and i need to get the price to the minimum available...i play games a hell of a lot but i dont particular want to pay $300+ (AUS) for a Geforce 4200.

    so here is a list of my thoughts so far give me a yell if they are dodgey :thumb:

    AMD Palamino XP 1800 - $190.00
    Pioneer DVD 16x 40x CDROM Slot Load - $110.00
    Epox 8K5A2+ (Via KT333/8235, 3x DDR, LAN) - $250.00
    Kingston 256mb PC-2700 333MHz CAS-2.5 - $165.00
    Leadtek Winfast Geforce 4 MX440 64mb TV Out - $190.00

    I need to cut costs so i suggested the GeForce 4 MX440...if this is a **** card please say and another suggestion...thanks guys

    appreciated
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    A LITE-ON 16/40 DVD is around $90 and I hope that is the price of a boxed CPU. ;)
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    I would have a look at either a GF3Ti200 or a Radeon9000/Radeon8500LE before any GF4MX

    I can get a Powercolor Radeon9000 for ~$127cdn right now - I think that's about $180-190Aus & it provides hardware DX8 support and higher frame rates than a GF4MX in most current games

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    Nah ya jumping to $300+aus there. :(

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    None the less, Wiggo, If he is a gamer, he needs to know this...

    The GF4MX is nothing but a top end GF2.

    It will NOT play Doom3, or any other game that requires hardware T&L.

    Any GF3 will out-perform the GF4MX.

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    If you still decide you can't afford the GF3 Ti200, then get a DDR GF2, and just wait until you can upgrade to a GF3, GF4, or NV30.

    And if you are hoping to have the system for a long time before you upgrade again, you should check out this link. http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthre...4571#post74571
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Nah ya jumping to 0+aus there. :(
    Price grabber found me a Radeon9000Pro 128MBDDR for $87USD - surely they can't be over $300 in Australia :confused:

    right now the Radeon9000 has to be the best candidate in Thoric's price range - although if you can afford to wait, there could be price cut's comming to the GF4Ti4200 or alternatives available from SiS(Xabre) or Trident(XP4)

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    It's quite likely that it will be another month or so before they get here and atm the cheapest 8500 goes for $310aus (normally $400), most GF3 Ti200's (if you can still find a place with them) are usually around the $300aus though most that still have them now are trying to get rid of them for $275aus. Then there's the GF4 Ti4200's which start at around $310aus for a 64MB or $350 for the 128MB and go to around $450aus (depending on model and software packages).
    Now Thoric here is a high school student and I think that you may see the bigger picture here. ;)
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    aproximately triple US prices and you have the equivalent aussie price. Instead of an MX440, i say either look at a radeon 7500 or GF3 TI200. The cheapest ive seen one in australia is $264 but i still find that too expensive to be worth considering. Radeon 7500's are good cards, and you can pick one up for about $170 thats with the 270/460 GPU/Mem clock, these cards rate about equal with the GeForce 4 MX440, but they have better 2D quality and DVD playback.

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    Also suggested, SiS Xabre 400. Its $200 at AusPCMarket, but its a very good card for the price, performs about on par with a GeForce 4 MX460 and in some cases GF3 Ti200. Only problem is some compatibility issues.

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    hrmm, well it looks like a need a fair bit of cash for the video card...another option would be to wait and get one later on, i also need a new HDD.

    Western Digital Caviar (80gb, 7200rpm, ATA100, 8MB) $265.00

    i plan on using this for mp3's, and movies...is the 8mb cache worth it over a 2mb one?

    also:

    AMD Duron 1300mhz OEM $115.00 (1.2mhz is $110.00)
    AMD PALAMINO XP 1800+ (1530mhz) RETAIL $190.00

    they are the cheapest cpu's at the moment...

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