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2003-04-05, 05:20 PM
Just putting in what I want to upgrade. Let me know if you find a better deal/better quality. Basically what would you do?

MAXTOP CSX-147K2F-GF-USB-GRAY **Cool Case** With 2 Additional Ball Bearing Fans : 1 x on the Top Panel and 1 x on the Side Panel ** Intel P4/AMD Ready 2xFans 6-bay Front USB Connector Mid Tower PC CASE - RETAIL
Form Factor:ATX Standard
Bays: 4x 5.25"External 4x, 3.5" Internal 2x, 3.5" External
Expansion Slots:7
Fans:2 Ball Bearing fans, Top and Side.
Power Supply:No Power Supply
Dimensions: (DxWxH): 18.5" x 8"x17". more

Price: $28

Dane-Elec DDR 256MB 32MBx64 PC-2100 RAM - OEM 184-Pin. CL=2 -Unbuffered, 6-Layers. Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. Parts # D1D266-064322I

Price: $56 for 2

Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X (support AMD XP2800) Retail
CPU Supported: Socket A AMD Athlon/XP/Duron (600MHz - 2.8.GHz up to XP2800)Throughbred core CPU ready
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP
FSB: 333/266/200MHz
IDE: 2x channel ATA133
RAM: 3x 184-pin DIMM Sockets(PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR Ram)
Slots: 1x AGP (Pro/8X), 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS2, 4xUSB, 1xCOM,1xLPT, and Audio Ports
Onboard Audio:Realtek® ALC650 6CH
Onboard LAN: MCP integrated NVIDIA® MAC + Realtek® 8201BL PHY
ATX Form Factor

Price: $117

Shipping not included, all of this was from newegg.

And this is a question. would a hard drive that works on this mobo(below) work on the new one(above)
Asus A7S333-E SIS745 Chipset 266/200MHz FSB Motherboard with CMI 6 Channel Sound RETAIL
Supports Socket A AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron processor
266/200MHz Front-Side-Bus (FSB)
Memory DDR up to 2GB PC2700 or 3GB PC2100/PC1600
IDE: 2 x ATA100 supports up to 4 IDE devices
Ports: 5 x PCI and 1 AGP 4X slot
USB1.1 port Model#: A7S333 PA


2003-04-05, 05:24 PM
dont worry Hard Drives don't care what your motherboard is...

2003-04-05, 06:04 PM
I'm not so sure about that ram... the rest looks good. You might want to go with a good ram brand like Crucial/Corsair/Mushkin. I'd recommend Corsair XMS. :)

2003-04-05, 06:07 PM
CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series CMX512-2700C2 PC2700 DDR RAM 333MHz w/ Heat Spreader - OEM
512MB 64x64, Non-ECC, 184-Pin, CAS 2.0 -Unbuffered Requires DDR supported Motherboard - Lifetime Warranty. Model#: CMX512-2700C2 -OEM Special Free
Price: $100
What about that?
Just getting one stick for ease of upgrade to 1 gig later

2003-04-05, 06:26 PM
Specifications: New Black PCB Version
Chipset: ATI RADEON 9500
Memory:128MB 128-bit DDR memory
Supports the new AGP 8X standard (2.0 GB/sec)
Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals
ATI's latest FULLSTREAM™ technology removes blocky artifacts from streaming Internet video and provides sharper image quality
SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications
OEM Box (see pics)
Powered By ATI Manufactured By Saphire

Price: $155
Just threw that in for fun. But I really do need one.
eh. now just to scrape together another 300 dollars. :rolleyes:

2003-04-05, 07:35 PM
Looks good. :)

2003-04-05, 08:45 PM
if you're going to get the 9500 make it the PRO version its only like 20 bucks more, and well worth it.