September 2nd, 2006, 08:39 PM
Hi, I'm planning on buying a new computer and I want it to be very fast, however I only want to buy a mother board, processor and some memmory. What do you think would be the best choice, I'd like dual processor technology but I think that's a bit too expensive, or am I wrong?
September 2nd, 2006, 09:16 PM
dude you've really gotta include a budget or something..
September 2nd, 2006, 09:42 PM
September 2nd, 2006, 10:04 PM
What will be the primary and secondary use of this computer?
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September 2nd, 2006, 10:09 PM
Primary: programming, maybe seeing movies, secondary: playing games.
1.5-ary: getting GLX to work :P
September 3rd, 2006, 01:07 AM
1. What are the specifications of your current system?
2. What sort of games, and how frequently (% usage)?
3. What operating system?
4. How long do you expect his machine to last?
5. Do you expect it to be upgradable?
6. What storage requirements?
7. Will the machine be acting as a server? If so, for what?
8. Is this a complete system, or are you expecting to support legacy peripherals, if so, what?
September 4th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Dual-core cps's are not expense, maybe $150 for a Pentium D 3ghz dual-core cpu.
Mobo, obviously this has to be compatible with the cpu, but id recommend buying one that supports sata, ddr2 and 64 bit os'es, this is the way forward. You're taking around $200 for a decent one.
Get yourself a stick of ddr2 ram, around $130.
Most mobo's that implement the new technologies, such as ddr2 and sata, you can also use with your old h/w i.e. ddr ram and ide hdd, so you're not going to have to go out and buy a new hdd and ram straight away but if you've got a $2000 budget then go for it...new 200gb sata hdd should cost you around $120.
If you're planning on playing games, you will need a pretty good graphics card, id say a 512mb nvidia, would do just fine!
September 4th, 2006, 05:48 PM
September 4th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Be careful? at the moment hardware is in advance of most software so these "kiddies bragging rights" thingies are pretty much irrelevant?
Also, I would hope that you noticed that I asked what he had at present , It might be that an inexpensive upgrade is the best solution at the moment?
At the end of the day, the whole system has to be balanced, or you are just wasting money?
September 4th, 2006, 06:53 PM
current system: p4 at 2,66 Ghz 512RAM with ati radeon 7200
sort of games: varied: from solitare to 3D games like enemy territory
operating system: where? in this machine or in the next one?: it would be a linux+windows probably on both
expecting to last: more or less 5 years, maybe more if $ is there.
storage: from 100GB to 1TB, I have some HDs liying arround... it would be nice if it had raid
server: maybe (as in sometimes): apache, mysql, enemy territory, .... Permanent: ssh, file server
i dont understand the last question... ¿?