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August 1, 2003 8:22:47 AM

im putting together a budget system for games internet and dvds goes like this

please note these are australian prices and if anybody knows were i can get them cheaper please say so

asus a7n8x-x $139
xp 2500+ $169
antec lanboy $179
abit siluro ti 4200 128 mb 8x $209
WD 7200RPM 40Gb HDD ATA100 IDE; 8mb cache; JB $109
and this ware i need to make the decision either a 512mb samsung ddr333 $120 or 256 ddr 400 kingston kyper x $119


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by orangewolf on 08/02/03 02:34 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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August 1, 2003 11:30:27 AM

If you are overclocking you probally wanna go ddr400 ram, if not stick with 333. 512 will generally give you alot better real world performance than 256 though.

Shadus
August 1, 2003 11:35:55 AM

Are you going to overclock or not? If you are going to overclock and never will, get 512MB DDR333 Samsung RAM.

If I agree with you... will you shut up?
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August 1, 2003 12:53:05 PM

no im not over clocking this one i want the waranty on this one after what happened to my last computer (duron 900 @1200 idle 48c load 58c on ecs k7s5a lasted about a year with that rig)
August 1, 2003 1:56:17 PM

There is no way I'd want only 256 if I was going to load Windows XP.

Once upon a time there was a study out that many of the larger work related products, something like autocad, hit a softspot on XP at about 384MB. (Long ago so I don't know where the article is). I don't know about games and never read anything about their memory usage under XP and how it affects performance.

Further, some people around here are recommending 1GB for XP since it seems to help speed things up.

Conclusion:
Try to get 512MB if you're going to be using XP.

P.S. Once apon a time 128MB of PC100 was $256+16%tax (Cdn, approx $205US) I still have the price sticker attached to the DIMM. Anybody willing to reimburse me the cost of the DIMM may have it for their collection/museum...LOL :smile:


The loving are the daring!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Flinx on 08/01/03 10:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 1, 2003 6:27:39 PM

what amazes me is you can buy crucial pc133 for the price of a cheepo (geil golden dragon) pc3200 ddr module...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
August 1, 2003 7:45:18 PM

Get the 513 ddr333

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August 1, 2003 9:39:25 PM

i would get 512 definatly, and try to get a fx 5600 instead of that ti. If you do stick with the gf4, make sure it is the 128 MB and 8x agp one.
August 1, 2003 10:22:40 PM

to my knowledge 128mb or agp 8x don't really help the ti4200's much...its like a geforce 4mx with 128mb of memory...the added mem does very little because the gpu cannot efficiently use it...

You may want to look at msi's line of ti4200's they are great performers and have a nice software package...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
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August 2, 2003 6:05:10 AM

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If you have MSN, his username is (*)AzzA(*), his email is aaron@satlink.com.au, the security systems business is his fathers and the computer sales department is his. And when he needs help with a question, guess who he comes to?

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August 2, 2003 6:17:01 AM

his mother?

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool:
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August 2, 2003 7:42:43 AM

I didn't say comes in or on, I said TO.

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August 2, 2003 1:08:10 PM

lol ok...so he comes to the hero with a large ego...who has so many posts amd is releasing a 64bit processor just to keep count...

3 386DX-25's...12 volts...glue some ln2 and a wicked amount of overclocking and you get a willamantee minus 36 pins, 33.75 million transistors and a couple hundred mhz... :cool: