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Old 04-20-03, 06:07 PM Thread Starter   #1
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I'm wanting to upgrade my system. These are the components I've picked. What do ya think??

Motherboard: Soyo P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum
Processor: Pentium 4 2.53GHz Socket 478
Heatsink: Zalman CNPS7000-ALCu cooler heatsink
Ram: Corsair CMX256A-3200LLPT 256MB DDR400
XMS3200 Low Latency SPD Memory w/Platinum
Heat Spreader
Video Card: Chaintech Geforce 4 4800se (Already purchased)
Case: Directron Hydraulic mid-tower
Power Supply: ThermalTake Silent Purepower W0009 420watt

Without the video card that I've already purchased, this equals up to around $600. I'm trying to keep the cost range around there.

If you know of any better components or have any comments, please reply.
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Old 04-21-03, 05:20 PM   #2
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Not bad, but if you're running XP I would get 512MB RAM...
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Old 04-21-03, 05:35 PM   #3
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you can get a Sparkle/Fortron PSU and save a few $$$
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Old 04-21-03, 06:10 PM   #4
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yeah the fortron are probably better PSU's
also it may be worth to wait for a springdale/canterwood motherboard
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Old 04-21-03, 06:32 PM Thread Starter   #5
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Psychosylph: I was planning on running 2 256 sticks of ram, forgot to write that down. Thanks for the reply.

sangapski: Thanks for the heads up on the PSU, I'll check into sparkle/fortron.

#1 Overclocker: I read about springdale/canterwood motherboards right after I posted. They are like $200 and the 800FBS Processor to go with it is like $500. I would love to have that!! Might wait awhile to upgrade, so the prices will be lower by then.
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Old 04-21-03, 08:22 PM   #6
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I love the Soyo Dragon, the two sticks will definetly be better than just 256 MB of RAM, sounds like a good system!
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