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Thread: Up grading my computer (need help)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    This is what I have right now.

    ABIT KT7A RAID mobo
    AMD DURON 600mhz (overclocked to 1000mhz)
    64mb ram PC133
    20gb HD WD
    VODOO 3 video card
    SOUND BLASTER LIVE sound card

    Ok this is what I want to buy.

    ABIT KD7 RAID LAN/DDR 400/USB 2.0 SocketA mobo
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+, 266 FSB, 256 Cache
    256 MB DDR SDRAM PC2700 333 Mhz (name brand unsure)
    ATI RADEON 9000 4X AGP, W/128DDR
    20gb HD (using the old one, buying another one later)
    Sound card built into the mobo
    ThermalTake VOLCANO 9 Socket A

    Will all this work together? Should I change anything?


  2. #2


    what is this comp going to be use for? office?gaming?
    My gaming rig-----------
    epox- ep 8RDA+ (sweet mobo)
    athlon 2000+
    2x 256 mb pc 3200 ddr 400 ram
    no brand case
    40 gb 7200 rpm western dig
    dvd-rom + cd-rw
    400 w PSU
    radeon 128mb 9700 pro (i am almost broke!)

    My server

    Msi mobo-athlon 2000+ 2x512 pc 2400 ddr ram - 120 gb 8mb 7200 rpm. - radeon 7000 64 mb- 15 nec montoir - atx case with 5 fans total

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002


    If you can afford it, I'd consider the following,

    Abit NF7-S mainboard, Nforce2 chipset, onboard Soundstorm audio, AGP 8x, SATA etc
    2 x 256mb PC2700 DDR modules (price for DDR memory is dropping at present)
    Nvidia Geforce 4200 128mb 8x graphics card (DX8), or
    ATi Radeon 9500pro 128mb 8x graphics card (DX9).

    Personally I'd go for the Nvidia card, their Detonator drivers simply outclass ATi's Catalyst drivers.

    Good luck.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002


    I'm mostly going to use it for gaming.

    Thanks for the replys, anyone else have any advice for me.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2002


    My respect for weta jumped two points with his pick for mobo, and yes, i agree with him. I'd suggest Corsair ram, DDR 3200 C2. And the 2100 does seem to be the currnt AMD/price sweet spot.

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