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January 10, 2007, 12:11 am
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I've been a bit out of the hardware world for a while now and so much has
changed.. I currently have a P4 3ghz machine with 1gig ram and Radeon 9800.
Am noticing that games are starting to come out that I can't even play on
low settings (eg Gothic III - however I think in this case its probably lack
of memory) .. maybe time for an upgrade?
Had a quick squizz around.. looks like PCI-express and DDR2 are all the bang
now so I tentatively picked the following:
CPU: Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Mobo: MSI K9N4 Ultra-F, NVIDIAŽ nForce 500 Ultra, 4x SATAII (with RAID 0, 1,
0+1), 1 x ATA133
Ram: OCZ 2gb DDR2 667
Video: Powercolor ATI Radeon X1950Pro 256MB Arctic Cooling Version. 2x DVI.
Questions, is this a good rig? (price and performance) .. will it be much
better than what I originally had? . .any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any info,
Re: need thoughts :)
Yeh, the P4 3ghz isn't a bad cpu.. the problem I had is that I only have 1
gig of ram and a radeon 9800.. to keep the p4 I would have to upgrade to
another agp card and get more DDR ram (not DDR2) .. seemed a bit backward..
thought it would be better to upgrade to PCI-e and DDR2 to keep up with the
flow of technology, and put the p4 mobo and cpu into my mythtv box (it'll be
sooo happy for the upgrade - currently Athlon XP 2000+)