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December 21, 2008 5:29:03 PM

my computer is 7 years old and dying so i'm going to build my first computer and i will be really mad if i sink $700 into brand new parts just to find out that most of the computer will still run slow because i have a slow internet?

i have verison dsl and i dont really know the details on it



speed test.net says my speed is 734 kb/s? and 130 kb/s? not sure if it is the correct label
December 21, 2008 5:38:58 PM

If your machine is 7 years old, I wouldn't put any money into it. Why your machine is slow depends on what you're doing - if you're gaming single player, it could mean your machine just doesn't have the power. If it's multiplayer, it may be a combination of old parts and slow internet, or one or the other. What's your machine's specs, what are you doing with it?

And here's a good way to find your internet's speed:
http://www.speedtest.net/
December 21, 2008 5:42:00 PM

If you just do internet surfing and email, then yeah, 700 dollars in parts is a waste. Just build a solid low end machine for $350.

If on the other hand, you do other things like picture or video editing, gaming, or office, you will see a great improvement with a $700 machine (as the internet does not effect these).

So the biggest question is, what are you going to use your computer for?
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December 21, 2008 5:53:34 PM

im going to build a whole new computer, not just upgrade heres the parts

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30

SIGMA ORCA ORCA-B Black/ Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

EVGA 512-P3-N956-TR GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake W0093RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Version Passive PFC Power Supply - Retail
(still debating)

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail



pobably not going to be playing too much games, might be video editing, but overall just going to be a family computer.


December 21, 2008 8:16:55 PM

Internet will run the same regardless. The rest of your computer activities should be alot faster though.
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