Worth the Upgrade?Pentium3(600) to Pentium4(1.8g)+++
Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:11 AM
Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:20 AM
Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:43 AM
the only problem i got is that i have a crappy video card.. if i get a better one, the package will be complete.. but i can tell ya, definitely worth it Oh yeah and dont forget to get DDR Ram with it, it'll make hell of a difference :cool:
Posted 14 February 2002 - 03:12 AM
Posted 14 February 2002 - 03:29 AM
go for AMD! it will out perform and is cheaper.. and for $1200 you should be able to build a decent system any how never mind "upgrade" you could have 2 pc's....
Posted 14 February 2002 - 04:04 AM
err.. DDR? i think theres only one mother board out there that support intel AND DDR, and intel are suing the makers. you mean RDR, yes i am a picky b***h....
go for AMD! it will out perform and is cheaper.. and for 00 you should be able to build a decent system any how never mind "upgrade" you could have 2 pc's.... [/quote:c1dc52798d]
i saw quite a bit actually.. more are comin out each day
Posted 14 February 2002 - 05:13 AM
I upgrade my system each time I can X3 the speed I had, but now with amd's new concept forget about the mhz and stick with performance I might have to modify my theory..
In conclusion: [b:120165e3a2]YES go for it[/b:120165e3a2]
Posted 14 February 2002 - 06:09 AM
getting a good motherboard can only enhace the performance of proccessor as well, thats why ur better of building a machine yourself...so if ur got the cash look at other options and doing it yourself cause u can find dirt cheap stuff, save ur self some dollars
i.e maybe AMD 1800+/and a good mobo
Posted 14 February 2002 - 08:56 AM
as Unimatrix-Zero mentioned you'll notice some really nice speed difference...
especially with multi-tasking
Posted 14 February 2002 - 09:21 AM
Simple as this. i was taught a while ago and live by this saying.
[u:8942870947]If you can double your preformance then do the upgrade[/u:8942870947]
So regardless if you decided to go with Intel or AMD is your desison.But keep in mind the Temps and Prices on both CPU's. And the stability and cost of motherboards. I personal just got my first amd board and CPU (T-Bird 1400) and so far love it, Temps are high compared to INTEL but thats normal. Ive always been a INTEL guy and still love them but the prices are sicking. As far as DDR for INTEL, theres plenty out there and still rolling out, altho some may have over looked the boards that have RAMBUS Ram on them. Keep your eye on them.
Now VID cards is a strong subject for me. My personal option and fro alot of experiance as I build PC's all the time , stay away from [b:8942870947]Radeon[/b:8942870947] and Ill explain why. First off the driver support is awful, just plain sick. They have to learn to support the cards first before actually making a move on Nvidia. Second especially with this so called "awsome" VID card "8500" the pixel support and shading on alot of games still experiance sever promblems. Yah the benchmarks are awsome and i know 2 mods have this card on the board and thye will debate this crap with me but look at the track record. Read some reviews. Not to mention again its over priced and over rated. Now you can assume I would pick Nvidia for several reason. Drivers are great and alot of different choices out there. OS support better for Nvidia. Price is so much better. For ex. you can pick up the New [b:8942870947]Geforce 4 for $129.00[/b:8942870947] at best buy if you live in the states. If not you can find it some where else. of course Nvidia can be pricy , depending on what your looking for...ex. TV Out, S-Video.
So in conclusion the things I have done before building computers is 1. Ask for sugestions 2. Do alot of research on the products 3. Search for the best deals.
Ask anyone that knows me personaly on this board about my fun times building PC's and they tell you Im always doing s*** to my PC's. Well if you need any other info like review sites that are good or places to shop online that i can offer let me know. Good luck
Posted 14 February 2002 - 09:59 AM
no really that is the only way to go about it....I think the word was [b:2d3c457823]research[/b:2d3c457823] plenty of places to do that (so happy hunting)
[b:2d3c457823]Geforce 4 for $129.00[/b:2d3c457823] - not a bad price, could be something to look into myself!!!
Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:13 PM
As for 1200 bucks, are you getting that CPU gold plated? Titanium case? What gives? I think someone is bending you over and reaming you.
if this is a complete system go for a pentium4 2.2 or 2.0, 512MB RAM, 80 Gig HDD, DVD + CDRW drive, Floppy, Firewire, GeForce4 Ti 4400, ALuminium case etc... I mean hell, you better really comparison shop. I think I could get the above system for around 1200-1300 dollars easily.
Tyan Socket 478Intel 845 chipset Pentium 4 1.5Ghz, 1.7GHz+,1.8Ghz, upto 2.2Ghz, d SDRAM PRICE FOR PHONE ORDERS ONLY, MENTION PRICE WATCH - Retail box Part#S2090 $ 69 Read This 2/13/2002 8:00:07 PM CT Justdeals.com
AGI 16X DVD-ROM RETAIL AGI 16X DVD-ROM w/DVD software RETAIL BOX NEW $ 38 15.95 2/13/2002 2:29:08 AM CT BPCLAND.COM
32x10x40 ; 32x record, 10x rewrite, 40x read 32x10x40 32x10x40 Internal EIDE CD-RW , oem , 1 Year Warranty $ 78 13.95+ 2/13/2002 11:57:39 PM CT House of Computers
Samsung 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive 1Yr Warranty MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH - .floppy $ 3 INSURED $12.00 1/28/2002 4:03:47 PM CT Connect Computers
IN STOCK(SOCKET 478) PentiumŪ 4 2.2GHz (2200MHz) - NORTHWOOD P4 INCLUDES 30 Day Dealer Warranty - 400MHz FSB - 512K - .13 micron - OEM - 2.2 GHz (2200 MHz) $ 473 $7+ Fedex 2/13/2002 4:05:47 AM CT PC XPERTS
PentiumŪ 4 2.0GHz Processor 256K 400FSB System Bus Socket 478 CPU Intel P4 2.0 GHz 256K 400MHz FSB Socket 478 OEM (30 Day Dealer Warranty) $ 301 $6+FEDEXinsured 2/12/2002 10:17:34 AM CT PC XPERTS
NeutronUSA# 146394 64x4-PC133-512MB-Economy PC133 ( PC100) 512MB 168 pins SDRAM-High Density PRICE FOR PHONE ORDER, MUST MENTION PRICE WATCH - NeutronUSA 146394 $ 76 2-3 Day/ Insured $12.95 2/13/2002 5:52:35 AM CT NeutronUSA.com
Ultra Maxtor 80.0GB EIDE ATA/100/133 7200RPM, 6L080J4 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty $ 134 $12 & Up 2/13/2002 7:34:06 PM CT Esystor.com
Video Cards PRICES FOR ONLINE ORDERS ONLY -ASUS V8440 GeFORCE4 TI 4400 128MB DDR w/DVID out. ETA 2/22/02 128MB 550MHz DDR, nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4400 chipset. 300MHz core clock speed. $ 321 Starts @ $10, insured 2/12/2002 8:57:56 PM CT Mark One Computers, Inc.
Skyhawk Eagel AL4350 Silver all aluminum case. 7bay mid tower w IEEE game & USB front panel control Price for phone order. Mention PRICE WATCH - aluminum gamer case. case mod available. very sharp looking. No 2nd grade power supply included. 3fans $ 60 17 insured 2/9/2002 6:59:46 PM CT OC System
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IEEE-1394 Fire Wire PCI Card, 3 Ports IEEE1394 Firewire PCI Card, TI Chipset, OEM package $ 24 $8.00 INSURED 2/11/2002 12:16:14 AM CT www.iitem.com
GRAND TOTAL without shipping,
with 2.2 northwood $1276
if you went with the 2.0 ghz CHIP
Grand total would be 1104.00
Just something to think about. By the way the prices come from Pricewatch.com
Consider that before they give it to you in the anus on your deal.
Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:22 PM
But I know where you are coming from.
PentiumŪ 4 2.2GHz Northwood Processor, 400MHz FSB, Socket 478 Manufacturer Part#: BX80532PC2200D In stock! Retail. Three Years Warranty. (Memory not included) 512KB Cache, Intel NetBurst micro-architecture $ 541 starts at 11.74 2/13/2002 3:04:24 PM CT
Microprocessors PC Pentium 4 2.0GHz 400MHz FSB Socket 478 (No Memory) Processor Intel Part#: BX80531NK200G In stock! Retail. Three years manufacturer warranty. w/Fan and Heatsink. 256KB Cache $ 343 start ats $10.74 2/13/2002 3:03:18 PM CT GOOGLEGEAR.com
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Posted 14 February 2002 - 01:28 PM
Retail comes with 3 years and I believe you can get a additional 4 years from the place you buy it as a extended, but be careful with those extended.
BTW...OEM usually dont come with heatsink and if it does its a non-regulated INTEL un-certified heatsink which is another no no