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June 3, 2001 12:26:00 AM

Hi! I have around $300 and need to upgrade my box. Right now I have a p3 533, Matrox Millenium G400 and plenty of ram. The cpu and G400 are a bit outdated for tribes 2 so I need to upgrade. My mobo can support up to a 1ghz p3. So, I was wondering if I could get some advice on which cpu/graphics card I would be best off with. Also, any tips on where to buy them online would be nice. Thanks =)

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Anonymous
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June 3, 2001 2:35:46 AM

I have some suggestions for you here:

PIII 733mhz $121
ATI Radeon 64mb $184
*this + free shipping = $305
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PIII 1.0ghz $217
ATI Radeon 32mb LE or nVidia 64mb Geforce2 MX $79
*this + free shipping = $296
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AMD Athlon 1.0ghz 266fsb $129
Epox 8KTA3 $101
ATI Radeon 32mb LE or nVidia 64mb Geforce2 MX $79
*this + free shipping = $309
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pick your choice.
you can get all this at www.z-buy.com
i have ordered from them once and i have to warn you about one thing, if you live in the west coast, it may take a while to get your stuff since they are located in east coast. It them a week and 2 days before i recieved my HD and CPU.
Anonymous
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June 3, 2001 3:11:21 AM

I have another suggestion for you that I rounded up @ www.compuplus.com I ordered from them too, I like their service better plus they ship faster....

PIII 733mhz $128
VisionTek GeForce2 GTS 32mb DDR $159
*this + 24.90 shipping = $311.90
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PIII 933mhz $187 -OR- PIII 1.0ghz $205
Guillemot Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 32mb $79
*this + 24.25 shipping = $290.25 -or- $308.25
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AMD Athlon 900mhz $106
Asus A7V Motherboard (not the A7V133 since the athlon 900 is only 200mhz fsb) $95
ATI Radeon 32mb $73 -OR- Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 32mb $79
*this + 33.55 shipping = $307.55 -OR- $313.55

hope this helps.
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Anonymous
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June 3, 2001 3:25:50 AM

Thanks, I'll be checking both those sites tonight, and if no one else has any better suggestions, hopefully be ordering tomorrow.
June 3, 2001 3:30:57 AM

Note that you have to order by phone and mention pricewatch to get the better price from TCW. They also have the video card.

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Anonymous
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June 4, 2001 1:16:17 AM

If your motherboard and RAM support 133 FSB, buy a p3 800b.
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