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Posted: 1/11/2005 2:30:24 PM EDT
My current setup I built myself in summer of 2001 and I would like to go faster. I recently bought Doom 3 and it runs very poorly and I need more power. Currently have:

Epox EP-8KHA+ mobo
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
512 MB of 266mhz DDR
ATI Radeon 9000

I only plan to buy a new mobo, CPU and fan, RAM and video card (will use my current case, hard drives, cd drives and audio card. I don't need the latest greatest fastest thing out there but want the best bang for my buck. I'm thinking about this:

Pentium 4 2.8 GHz
don't know about mobo (don't need built in audio as I already have a good audio card)
512mb of RAM
$200 on video card (ATI 9800 or X700???)

I really used to be up on computer stuff a couple of years ago but have fell behind and don't know whats good/fast and what not. Any recommendations and opinions would be great?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:31:58 PM EDT
First off
Get RDRAM
Preferably Samsung.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:32:26 PM EDT
This is all I will say....go here and read some reviews.  www.pcmech.com


Sgatr15  
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:39:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 2:40:11 PM EDT by MillerSHO]
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:42:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
This is all I will say....go here and read some reviews.  www.pcmech.com


Sgatr15  





Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:45:33 PM EDT
I would run a little bigger processor (at least a P4 3GHz with the 800MHz front side bus) and definitely at least a gig of ram.   I use the 9800XT and am happy with it.   I like Asus mobo's which with the P4 I picked would be the P4P800 but you would probably find people who would recommend and despise all makes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 3:50:33 PM EDT
I guess I don't have any good reason to choose Intel or AMD. Any reason to go with AMD (bang for buck?). Also any recommendations on website to buy mobo/cpu/ram combo that will install everything and test it?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:11:09 PM EDT
tigerdirectdotcom

Originally Posted By mh454:
I guess I don't have any good reason to choose Intel or AMD. Any reason to go with AMD (bang for buck?). Also any recommendations on website to buy mobo/cpu/ram combo that will install everything and test it?

Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:45:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bgcc11:
tigerdirectdotcom

Originally Posted By mh454:
I guess I don't have any good reason to choose Intel or AMD. Any reason to go with AMD (bang for buck?). Also any recommendations on website to buy mobo/cpu/ram combo that will install everything and test it?




Hey I forgot about that company. What do you guys think of this setup with 1 gig of RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1087917&Sku=MBM-A8VD-3400

What type/speed RAM would I need?
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