Next Generation Emulation banner

1 - 20 of 40 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,808 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Spec base on performance/price
CPU AthlonXP 1.4 GHz / Is it good than P4 or TB ???
MB / I have no idea yet suggest me
RAM Kingston 266MHz 256 MB / Is it ok ???
GPU Nvidia GeForce 2 Pro 32 MB or 64 MB / Which one should I chose how differance between 32 and 64 ???
HD IBM DTLA 60.0 GB / Any other band or model suggest for me ???
SPU SB Audigy DE / Should I buy it ??? How much better than SBLive ???
Other I already have it.
Thank you for helping me :)
 

·
<B><font color="lightyellow" size = "1">A BIG BAD
Joined
·
5,568 Posts
Well if you buy that.. then we'll pretty much be with the same specs.. im satisfied with the performance.. But, you might just want to wait for the Athlon XP's even the one clocked at 1333Ghz (XP 1400) whoops the Thunderbird 1.4Ghz.. maybe a GF3Ti200 might also be a better choice..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,307 Posts
Xeven: um...the Athlon XP is the one Enigma mentioned in his post. And yes, it's significantly better than the P 4.
 

·
<B><font color="lightyellow" size = "1">A BIG BAD
Joined
·
5,568 Posts
Originally posted by Ryos
Xeven: um...the Athlon XP is the one Enigma mentioned in his post. And yes, it's significantly better than the P 4.
haha! sorry.. im quite sleepy for some damn reason.. its only 730pm where i am but around 1030am where i'm from.. hehe:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,307 Posts
Originally posted by Xeven
haha! sorry.. im quite sleepy for some damn reason.. its only 730pm where i am but around 1030am where i'm from.. hehe:D
That's just a tad bit different time zone...and hey, that's my time zone! :p
 

·
king Kong Never Dies!
Joined
·
2,105 Posts
For the harddisk, i suggest quantum fire ball, and remember, dont buy seagate.

And for the video card, if u can afford, buy Geforce 3 instead of Geforce 2 gts/pro/ti if you are a hardcore gamer.I still feel a geforce2 gts pro is not enough for me...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,083 Posts
Originally posted by Enigma1982
Spec base on performance/price
CPU AthlonXP 1.4 GHz / Is it good than P4 or TB ???
MB / I have no idea yet suggest me
RAM Kingston 266MHz 256 MB / Is it ok ???
GPU Nvidia GeForce 2 Pro 32 MB or 64 MB / Which one should I chose how differance between 32 and 64 ???
HD IBM DTLA 60.0 GB / Any other band or model suggest for me ???
SPU SB Audigy DE / Should I buy it ??? How much better than SBLive ???
Other I already have it.
Thank you for helping me :)
OIk, considering I build my computers all the time I know abit about this and pricing, my prices atre only estimates, and my recommendation is if you buy parts do NOT goto pricewatch.com and just get the cheapest thing found, ususally the people selling it to you are bogus, find places with some certificate, like if its CNET certified, trust me, thier service is woth the extra 10-15 dollars a part.

AthlonXP 1.4 ghz is very nice, about even with a P4 2ghz, but no wheres near as good as the Athlon XP 1.57 ghz or something (Athlon XP 1800) The 1.4 athlon XP is about $150 for the processor, and $100 for motherboard, 256 megs of RAM would be $40, for a P4 2ghx the processor is about $600 motherboard $150 and ram $80. Obviously go with the Athlon, it just makes so much more sense, plus, that XP motherboard is one of the nicest mother boards for under $200 I have seen.

Now with all that you save over a P4, you can easily buy a geforce3 TI 500, but if you don't need the good performance from that a geforce2 will do you fine, I recommend 64meg vid card, just because the price difference is not extreme at all.DEFINITELY, unless you want to spend a lot more on Firewire or SCSI go with that IBM HD, I have one and I love it.

Personally I haven't listened to the SB Audigy yet, and I and a sound buff too, have to have good sound, I do own a SB Live and hercules Game Theatre XP, and the game theatre has higher quality that then SB Live, and I believe it significant difference. Personally if I ( more like when) I buy a Audigy I will get the Platinum, but thats becuase I Have midi equipment to hook up through my compoter, and I also make use of the optical in for sounfd from my PS2 (its got everything my hercules game theatre XP has on the Platinum EX version, the regular Platinum doesn't have some extra ports, but take up less room cuz its internal. My recommendation to you is to look at your speakers, if you have really good speakers like Klipsh 400's go with the Audigy, if you have the mid range to low end Cambridge soundworks, you won't notice much of a difference.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,808 Posts
Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Thank for info Ryoga...........
GeForce 3 is too expensive for me so I decided to use GeForce 2 Pro
More about GPU I think I will join Winfast GeForce 2 Pro 64 MB.
BTW today I will go to the mall and check those stuff out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,083 Posts
oh, forgot to mention something, DO NOT buy RAM in the stores, they charge like 3 times more than online, bnecause its electro sensitive to handle, ALWAYS get your ram online.
 

·
<B><font color="lightyellow" size = "1">A BIG BAD
Joined
·
5,568 Posts
Originally posted by Ryoga
oh, forgot to mention something, DO NOT buy RAM in the stores, they charge like 3 times more than online, bnecause its electro sensitive to handle, ALWAYS get your ram online.
really? i must be living in the paleolithic era then.. :D, btw Enigma.. are there any good online freaking stores in Thailand?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
680 Posts
Get ABIT KG7 with DDR!!!!
or
wait for nForce to public available.

I still think that Aureal Cards have beter sound (specially Bass reproduction) tahn any of Sound Blaster Live! series ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,083 Posts
Originally posted by 404
Get ABIT KG7 with DDR!!!!
or
wait for nForce to public available.

I still think that Aureal Cards have beter sound (specially Bass reproduction) tahn any of Sound Blaster Live! series ;)
first off, by no means does the Aureal cards produce the best sound, infact the onboard one that came with an old computer of mine didn't even support bass sound, and they are out of businus, secondly, here is my dream sound card, go ahead and drool, its like $10000 I think http://www.lexicon.com/Studio/
 

·
<B><font color="lightyellow" size = "1">A BIG BAD
Joined
·
5,568 Posts
Originally posted by Ryoga


first off, by no means does the Aureal cards produce the best sound, infact the onboard one that came with an old computer of mine didn't even support bass sound, and they are out of businus, secondly, here is my dream sound card, go ahead and drool, its like $10000 I think http://www.lexicon.com/Studio/
okay.. so its not part of the options then..;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,083 Posts
Originally posted by Xeven


okay.. so its not part of the options then..;)
not really, but I still very much like it, and I forgot to say, Enigma, thats a good motherboard he mentioned, later tonight Ill look around and tell you my opinion, right now going to watch Shrek on DVD, its my fathers bday and I got it for him, not like I had a choice reall

me: So what do you want for your birthday dad?

dad: Shrek on DVD

me: anything else?

dad: Big Boggle

me: but the Discontinued big boggle

dad: then get shrek

me: ok.


later, big boggle might of been discontinued but now they have oggle deluxe, basically same thing, but my sister bought it for him, so back to shrek.


its ok tho cuz I love that movie
 

·
King of the Maggots
Joined
·
4,131 Posts
Originally posted by Ryoga


sorry, in a sorta rambling mood today, can you tell?
no prob...whats shrek (*ehem* pardon me, I don't have a very wide selection of anime nearby)
 
1 - 20 of 40 Posts
Top