Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It is time..

Well hopefully, this will be the beginning of a new computer for me. I am hoping that I will be able to go and buy some new parts, and upgrade this antique computer. I like the computer just fine, but I think that its 6 year old parts need some upgrades. So today I reformated my other computer, and now its all for my sister. This computer will hopefully get new parts, and become an elite computer.
Things I need to buy:
  1. New motherboard (gigabyte ga-p35? only 100)
  2. New CPU (whichever one gives the most bang for its buck)
  3. New graphics card (128mb or 256mb will suffice)
  4. Network card (want a motherboard with wireless on it)
  5. another HD (i really really wish for a Western Digital Raptor, but that is only a dream)
  6. some 120mm fans to keep my computer quiet
  7. RAM (hmm so cheap, maybe 4gigs then)
That is all I can think of for now. This is only a rough outline of what I want, later on I will search up prices and then hopefully it will be done. I can't wait.

UPDATE: Bought CPU e8400, bought GPU 8600 gt


Joel said...

I highly doubt you'll need a soundcard. most MB's come with integrated 5.1, nowadays. I don't think its the most amazing sound in the world, but still great. Same goes for network cards, unless you want wireless. And get more RAM! It's so cheep, why not get it?

Billy said...

haha yeah ive been looking for stuff, and i see that its pretty cheap now. I found something i wanted on craigslist
Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi/AP Socket 775 Motherboard
Intel Core2Duo "Conroe" E6600 2.4Ghz
Zalman CNPS9500LED Heatsink/Fan
4x1GB PC5300 DDR2 RAM
500W UltraXConnect Modular Window Sleeved Power Supply

for $400, which isn't a bad deal at all. But I emailed him and he said that he would get back to me tomorrow if it wasn't sold by then. I also found 2 36GB raptor drives, which I think i will get and set up RAID 0