Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Need help in upgrading my aging machine.

Posted on 2003-12-08
6
350 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
Hey everyone, I usually just go buy what I want (and build it) but since everyone here is really helpful I thought I would ask. I am planning on upgrading my computer by means of new motherboard, RAM, HDD, CPU. So, basically a new computer. My computer right now is not bad but I "try" to keep up to date.

I was thinking about the AMD FX-51(I love the 1MB of cache dislike Intel), I have no idea what motherboard, 1GB of DDR PC?, 120GB HDD (+ the 80GB I already have), Video card? (I love ATI and will never buy Nvidia), Anybody know of really nice Cases?(Like Alienwares). Any other suggestions for a decent system is welcome.(please suggest)

Any help is greatly appreciated,

Anthony

My current specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2100
Aopen(boo!!) AK7333
1GB PC2100 DDR
80GB HDD
ATI 8500 128MB
LG 4040B DVD-RW
Aopen 32X CD-RW
350watt PS (Do I need more?)


0
Comment
Question by:DrJekyll452
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Mr_Skinny earned 500 total points
ID: 9897259

Personally id wait a bit longer till the AMD fx's with higher clock speeds become available (is money is no object)- i believe the fx-53 is imminent.  You will need ECC registered DDR ram for athlon 64's and at the momment motherboards with the via chipset are slightly faster than those with nforce2 (source: www.tomshardware.com).  As for video card the Ati Radeon 9800XT is clearly the best card available at the momment, expecially where directx9 is concerned if you believe the half-life2 benchmarks that have been circulating recently.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DrJekyll452
ID: 9897515
Thanks Mr_Skinny,

I love money (tattoo on forearm) and I am a bit stingy so it kinda matters: ) I would like to keep it under $2500.
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 9897685
What you get would depend on what you intend to do with it, no?
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Mr_Skinny
ID: 9897691
What do you use the system for mainly? If its games I would just upgrade the graphics card and possibly get another athlonxp chip like a 2800+ as they are cheap.  Then when the Athlon FX's become more affordable buy one and swap the graphics card into the new machine.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:hangman
ID: 9903455
Tour best bet is to stick with what you got, and build a new computer from scratch. I recently built a new computer while keeping the old intact. You just don't relise how handy it is to have two computers networked. I'm often placed in a situation when one computer is either down or busy, but by having the spare iI can keep working. When you upgrade, a number of expensive parts will become redudant when you can probably get a good few more years out of your inventment.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:wozza_c
ID: 9903871
As for cases, i bought a Lian-Li case about 6 months ago. Absolutly superb, well worth the cash.

http://www.lian-li.com/proclass.php?PHPSESSID=eb04cadc120815ff3474399e819cfe72

0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question