Hey all this is my first post
Got here from Google and i signed-up right away
Ok let’s move to my issue now
It goes like this.I have 2 pc’s @ home.and we are upgrading both of them + buying a new pc.
I need advice and comments about what im going to do with the 2 computers.
its a Pentium3 800MHZ with a sucky mobo and an o.b gfx card.this has been troubling me too much.i am going to switch the mobo to this one:
Since this pc will be used by my little sisters only for playing The Sims the old cpu and average mobo wont trouble them
The other thing is…The case this pc has, is a midi-tower atx one.which has only 3 bays of cd expanding…and i dont know if the new mobo will fit in that case or should i buy a new one that is bigger than the current?
that’s it for the first computer.
that’s a Pentium4 1.6GHZ one.I am going to let the cpu stay because we dont want to spend much money, because we are also buying a new pc along with upgrading.
So aside from the CPU there is an ASUS mobo which i must replace if i want to play DOOM3 on the pc, cuz the agp is only X4.And the new GFX card will be weak with it so this is the mobo i am going to buy:
I guess you have noticed that i like gigabyte mobo’s
well not at all, its just that they kinda answer my demandings in a right price.
So im going to buy a new case for this pc because this onle is also a midi-tower one…It is deffinately too small for a mobo of that kind.
The video card im going to buy will be…I assume an ATI Radeon 9600PRO/XT(128/256MB)…So any comments on this pc too?
I want it to last for a few years and to be able to play games and ENJOY it
So this is it…If you got the answers\advice\comments that i am looking for i would be very happy!
Maybe im missing some details? maybe i need to check some other parts? maybe im choosing too expensive ( ) parts…Tell me anything.
Thank you for letting me trouble you
Hey all this is my first post
gigabyte rules…love them too : )
not sure if your the 9600pro card will last some years. It is even slower then the older 9500pro.
You might save some more money for a bit faster card…
the midi-tower atx … will fit all atx mobo’s …so need need to buy a bigger case. Don’t get confused by the word MIDI
Good cases…and not to expensive, are Casetek cases… lots of nice features
Do you upgrade memory also??
i got a nice boost when i jumped from 512mb to 1 gig…
hmm…perhaps i read wrong…but where is the thirt pc you gonna buy.
Above …i think…i am talking about the 2 you gonna upgrade…lol
Hey Damian thnx for replying
The third pc we are going to buy as a system and not buy buying different parts, so i dont have troubles fitting the parts together :]
btw about the atx comment:
from what i heard a “today” mobo cant fit into this case (i have a case similar to that) http://home.swipnet.se/pdv/produkter/lador/mer_info/midi_fram_stor.jpg
my case’s h/w/d : Height 40CM, Width 21CM, Depth 43CM.
Are you sure ittll fit?
if the case is ATX then ATX mobo’s will fit
it is standard, producers of mobo’s and cases use to make stuff fit
thnx for reply damian i shall use that info wisely