will.patton1

Upgrade advice pls!

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Right,

instead of stomping my feet in an outrage, and acting like SI have commited genocide, i have decided to upgrade my T-Rex of a computer. At the moment, ill be honest, its a bit of a relic. i have a radeon 9200 gfx card, 512 DDR ram, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ cpu and a motherboard i swear they ripped out of some poor kids old caleco vision and just reconditioned it with tracing paper and tin foil. I was on Ebay earlier looking for motherboard and cpu bundles for sale and a few have grabbed my eye. Im on a budget so would like some advice on which ones will be worth purchasing so i can get back to getting a scolding off the missus for loving footie manager more than her!!.....

number 1:

This package consists of a BIOSTAR AMD Socket AM2 64-bit Motherboard, AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Dual Core Socket AM2 64-bit Processor, 2GB DDR800 Memory, heat-sink & Fan, PCI-Express 16x Graphics Slot for future upgrade options, plus on board 512MB nVidia GeForce 7025 Graphics, on board 5.1 Audio, Onboard LAN, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x PCI slots. Supports both SATA and IDE. User manual, Driver CD & cables included.

PRICE - £105.90 + p&p

number 2:

Biostar motherboard w/ NVIDIA MCP61S(GeForce 6100/nForce 405), AMD Sempron 3600 CPU with AMD approved heatsink & fan plus 2GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM. this one also has features such as PCI-Express 16x slot etc.

PRICE - £62.95 + p&p

cheaper so would be able to get a load more RAM, probably another 2GB or something first.

number 3:

BIOSTAR Socket 775 Intel 64-bit Motherboard, Intel Pentium E2180 Dual Core 64-bit Socket 775 Processor with Intel Speed-step 64-Bit Technology. 2GB DDR2 800 Memory, Heat-sink & Fan, PCI-Express 16x Graphics Slot for future upgrade options, plus on board 512MB nVidia GeForce 7050 Graphics, on board 5.1 Audio, Onboard LAN, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x PCI slots. Supports both SATA and IDE Hard drives.

PRICE - £105.90 p&p

number 4:

BIOSTAR AMD Socket AM2 64-bit Motherboard, AMD Athlon X2 4200+ Dual Core Socket AM2 64-bit Processor, 4GB DDR2-800 Memory (2 x 2GB sticks) heat-sink & Fan, PCI-Express 16x Graphics Slot for future upgrade options, plus on board 512MB nVidia GeForce 7025 Graphics, on board 5.1 Audio, Onboard LAN, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x PCI slots. Supports both SATA and IDE Hard drives

PRICE - £116.90 + p&p

i know i will have to upgrade again in the future but the motherboards seem relatively solid so should do for a while, and upgrading the CPU's, RAM and Gfx cards is a given and expected at some point.

any constructive advice would be appreciated as i am sure im starting to get the shakes and withdrawal symptoms due to not being able to play FM09!!!!!

cheers fellas :)

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mate it looks as though you have already put a fair bit of work into researching this so you must have a fair idea of what you want. I would go for package 4 personally.

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you would think, but, most of the stuff mentined is just letters arranged to sound techy to me, dont really have a clue what most of it all means tbh

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well the 4th package is the only only you have with 4GB of ram, double any of the other packages. They are all good apart from the second one, I would stay away from Sempron processors.

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