Senior HTF Member
- Jul 2, 2000
- Real Name
- Nick So
EDIT: Im thinking of a AMD K7 Thunderbird™ 950MHz w/200Mhz rather than the duron, coz my friend says the Tbird is faster, and its only $4 more
Hey y'all, so, im (finally) planning on replacing my faithful Pentium 166MHz with a new budget system.
My system is mainly gonna be surfing the web, word processing, but also some light gaming (really wanna play Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault) and maybe some ameteur video/audio editing.
There is what i have so far, all prices are in canadian:
$95 AMD® K7 Duron 1.2 GHz OEM
$92 ECS K7S5A SIS735 Chipset Socket A, 1 AGP4x, 5 PCI, Onboard AC97 Sound & NIC , ATA-100
$119 IBM Deskstar 40GB 2M Cache HD
$72 Aopen GeForce2 MX-200 32MB AGP w/TV Retail
$62 18" (320K) ATX case w/300 watt power supply (four 5.25" bays)
$42 128 DDR Ram
Before Taxes: $482
After Taxes: $550
I didn't include a burner because i have a burner that i can use right now (Mitsumi 4x4x24x), but I'll probably try to buy a newer, faster one.
The cheapest i can come up with while still making it quite adequate is basically the same but different processor ($75 AMD® K7 Duron 1.0 GHz OEM) and ram ($35 SDRam). I will save about $30 after taxes, but with 200 less MHz and slower ram.
So, whaddya think? Its definitely an upgrade from my P166! (almost 10x faster :p))