AMD OR P4 Upgrade or New

  Tally over the water 22:56 20 Dec 2004

I have a 7 year old system 1000mgz athlon with all built in motherboard gigabyte non upgradeable
which has been ok for its previous use but now kids wantng to play games and is generally used more it is noticably slow
Do i upgrade or buy a new base unit and what spec/who from
£450 to spend on new base unit..

  myphrill 23:09 20 Dec 2004

in this issue of pc advisor, they say if you need to spend over £350 on upgrading, you might aswell shell out for a whole new pc altogether. try building ur own pc and then you can keep some stuff to reuse from ur current pc like the case perhaps and monitor, keyboard, mouse and sound card. all you wanna buy is a motherboard, processor and ram. nomore than £250. so actually its upgrading not just by adding parts, but by replacing parts totally.

  TomJerry 23:12 20 Dec 2004

you will not save much by upgrade

a goo place to start

click here, you can configure a Performa 5000 MK2, better to get 120GB HDD, 512MB RAM and a DVD writer, slightly slower CPU is nota problem

make you you get a good graphics card, ATI 9600 is good value for money card for games

  TomJerry 23:20 20 Dec 2004

Mesh computers click here

Carrera click here

Novatech click here

  TomJerry 23:33 20 Dec 2004

£252.61 E-PC Mini Tower System AMD Sempron 2500+, 256MB DDR, 40Gb HDD, 16x DL DVD+/-RW, Keyboard & Mouse, 1yr Onsite Warranty, click here

you need three upgrade for this:

additional 256MB RAM £19.68 click here

additiona 160GB HDD: £53.05 click here, 160 GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9 8MB Cache 7200rpm ATA133

a good graphics card: Radeon 9600Pro 128MB AGP DDR DVI VO £68.98 click here

Total workout £394, not bad

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