View Full Version : What to buy next??

05-13-02, 07:21 PM
Pentium 4 1.7
512 sd ram/100mhz
half decent monitor
Good mouse.keyboard
Geforce 3 ti200
Intel chipset 850??
24/10/40 Cd/burner
xp home
**** printer/speakers/headphones

Im just thinkin. I got like 700$ I can spend..

SHould I get a motherboard, and put my intel chip in that? Im new to computers... As you can see. And after I get that new MOBO should I get ddr ram??

Im In canada so if possible could you provide a canadian link??

AND. IF I buy a new MOBO. And get a friend who is really smart with computers to install it will it void the warranty that I currently have with my computer place?

05-13-02, 07:23 PM
mutch buying a decent mobo and ram wont cost you that much after you sell you current one... That is what i do for everything, get new items then sell them online at forums and such. You end up paying a portion of the new item. If you read reviews online you can find good mobo/ram combos....

05-13-02, 07:32 PM
Im confused...

Do I sell the p4 and mobo and ram in my current computer

Or do I sell the mobo and ram?? CONFUSED!!

05-13-02, 07:37 PM
you need to find out if you have a Socket 423 or 478 Proccessor....

05-13-02, 07:38 PM
btw you can't have the I850 Chipset...
it's an RDRAM chipset..

05-13-02, 07:41 PM
1st u buy the parts, and set them up. And when ur sure you wont have to return them for any reason, then sell the mobo and ram. you want to keep the CPU since you can reuse that. You wanna take everything that you can reuse that wont affect performance that much.

05-13-02, 07:46 PM
mouse = intellimouse (a must)

maybe some fans for your cpu

05-13-02, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by tHE_0ne
mouse = intellimouse (a must)

maybe some fans for your cpu

he's lookinh for performance gain, not things like that

05-13-02, 08:20 PM
well the mouse wont lag :P

05-13-02, 08:46 PM
Get a new mobo that supports RDRAM or DDR RAM. PC 100 SDRAM is just too slow.

05-13-02, 08:56 PM
Im actually considering upgrading my mobo/ram, even though i just built this righ 6 months ago lol... Its either new mobo/ram or the new gf4400...

05-13-02, 09:20 PM
Ya i'll recommend gettin a DDR board and 512MB of Crucial DDR. Its real cheap right now with the $20 coupon per stick of 256. Or if you live in Toronto, theres tonz of local stores that can offer similar prices, although Crucial might cost more

05-13-02, 09:23 PM
Try upgrading to AMD :D that will give you some major performance gains :D If you have money to just waste get a flatscreen or definantly more ram is good. If you have $700 that should be plenty to get a new mobo+ram+cpu+gpu (with AMD anyway you p4 boys have to shell out "big bucks for worse products")

05-13-02, 10:52 PM
You guys fail to read my forums. I am in CANADA

Which means my 700$ is really like 400$. Thanks for paying attention..

And I dont live in T.O.

I just need some links here. Im sticking with my p4 1.7 chip..

Just need mobo/ram

Also could you guys post some links? Please?

How do I go about finding what type of motherboard/cpu I have?

Im confused?