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Thinking about how much my new computer is going to cost
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 06:37:31 PM Well I'm thinking of building myself a new computer in the next few months. Now I'm starting to think about how much its going to cost me. What I'm hoping to do is get a dual clawhammer set-up going, and then I'm gonna just strip the old computer of its sound card and video card along with the hard drives, but I still have to get a new case and a motherboard along with fans etc... so what I was wondering is how much do you think I'll have to pay for this? I'm also gonna get a lot of RAM (hoping around a gig) what type do you think I should go for?
Also this would be the first time I have built a computer, but I have done lots of tinkering and stuff as needed with the 2 that I currently have so I am no stranger to the inards of a computer.
Oh and BTW US $
Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 06:45:39 PM have u thought about looking at the website Computergeeks.com?... they have sum of the stuff that you have mentioned...
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 06:54:37 PM I have been there, and I am planning on getting the case @ colorcases.com like some other people here have. But I have no idea how much the processors and stuff are gonna cost. Also won't I have to wait for the processors and motherboard before there is a case that can handle it? And when is clawhammer coming out?
Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 06:56:55 PM I've got no clue on what to answer (and in fact, I didn't even read your post) but since you asked everybody on IRC to answer and than I'm fin gentleman, I'm replying...
Posted by AnyoneEB [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 07:52:08 PM Figure out what you want to buy then search for the product NUMBERS (or names if that show nothing), you should find some comparison shopping sites in your search. Two good sites for comparison shopping are http://shopping.cnet.com and http://pricewatch.com , but there could be better ones so look.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 08:04:05 PM Check http://www.pricewatch.com when the hammers come out, they'll have the best deals. As for memory, I would recommend Crucial XMS, pricey but worth it.
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at August 13, 2002, 08:55:57 PM Well, Assam was telling me that I should wait for some more stable clawhammers but I really don't think I'm gonna wait and I don't know if I'll have the cash then, so I'm gonna get a single AMD Athlon XP 2200+.
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at August 15, 2002, 02:57:00 PM If your getting an XP2200, make sure the motherboard you want to get supports it. I have a friend that got one along with a new Socket A MB, but the BIOS was dated feb2002 and it had to be updated before he could use it. and for the love of god, while updating the BIOS (if u need to) DON'T TURN THE COMPUTER OFF! a MB isnt much good without a working BIOS :)
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 15, 2002, 03:53:29 PM Really? DON'T turn it off? Huh... never would have thought that, I always turn my machine off in the middle of critical operations. *rolleyes*
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at August 16, 2002, 10:45:07 PM I went to AMDs website and I am checking everthing with their list.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at August 17, 2002, 10:58:20 AM Turning a PC off while updating the bios isn't that bad, if you have (a friend with) an EEPROM writer that is.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at August 18, 2002, 12:52:00 AM Or Dual BIOS.. what a useful invention!
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at August 18, 2002, 01:29:21 AM I've had to replace a BIOS chip, for the stupidest reason too, I turned my machine on with the CMOS jumper set to clear
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at August 18, 2002, 06:03:51 AM who's the idiot now then? :)
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