Re: Agp and Ram


#1

Im thinking of upgrading my computer, or just buying a whole new one.
Is there a dirt cheap agp card better then a gt 6600
or more ram I can get for a asus P4C800 Deluxe  I think its ddr 2700
Is it worth it to build a new comp?


#2

Welcome to 2008, go buy a new Taiwanese/Japanese computer. Better than North Korean technology you’re asking for.


#3

Yes.

If you’re trying to play games or do any high-end stuff, an AGP slot and DDR1 RAM will only take you so far these days.


#4

If you don’t want to buy everything at once, get a board with the VIA PT880 series chipset. I bought an ASROCK 775-DUAL VSTA last year which I still use. At the time I had a great AGP card that I didn’t want to get rid of, PC 2700 DDR RAM, and an XP3200+. The PT880 accepts DDR/DDR2, AGP and PCI-E, IDE/SATA while supporting newer processors like the Core2Duo and I think even the Intel QuadCores. PCI-E on this board. So now all I need to upgrade is a video card to be able to move on to newer motherboard, if I wanted to.

You’re probably better off to replace everything instead of doing this. Since you have roughly the same stuff I did over a year ago.


#5

Foxconn 690.
AM2 board with ATI X1200 DVI=VGA-TV video onboard, 4 RAM slots, steer up to 1GB to video.
Has PCIE for expansion too.
Under $100
AMD X2 4200-4400
Under $100
swap it out for an AMD Phenom when you have money…


#6

Heres the route I would go if I wanted a new system,the shopping channel has a 24 hour deal  today till midnight on a dell xps 420,intel 2.4 ghz quad core cpu,  512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GT, 3 gb ram and a 22 inch widescreen lcd.Sweet deal.
heres the link.

theshoppingchannel.com/endec … ord=601511

top notch parts- video card-cpu-memory
only thing is the motherboard is a little on the generic side for expansion slots but everything is allready there so who cares.
No one could build a comparable  system for less—1699.00   


#7

Both notebooks from the link also look pretty nice.


#8

www.ncix.com

build your own computer from their PC Builder software.

and if you don’t realize the savings compared to the price of a pre-assembled computer. then you’ve got to be crazy.


#9