Hey there everyone. Yes its your favorite RealGN admin coming to you guys for help. Well not help, just want to see if I am making the right decision.
Ok the deal is, that I am upgrading my home computer. Right now here is what I have.
Celeron 400 Oc'd -> 500 (Slot 1)
Abit BX6 r2
192 PC 100 ram
Ultra SCSI card and 9.1 gig 5400 RPM HD
GeForce SDR 32 meg
4*4*16 Yamaha CDR
SB Live Platinum (w/ expansion card)
5 piece Yamaha Speaker Set
Ok, as you can see certain parts of my system are lacking. So here are the things I am upgrading to.
Intel P3 800 Mhz Slot 1 - $217.18 <-- Onvia.com
30GB ATA/100 IBM 75GXP 7200 - $149.99 <-- Onvia.com
ATA/100 Card from Promise - $31.73 <-- Onvia.com
Intellimouse Optical - $28.83 <-- from Outpost.com
Well I guess I am just wondering, I have about 100-200 dollars left to spend and was wondering what you guys think I should get, if anything at all. Also, if you guys know of any good rebates or deals (considering this IS gotapex I'd love to know. I did some pretty extensive checking around, and Onvia had pretty much the best prices (not always the best best), but I love their free shipping and have been pleased with their service with prior purchases.
Anyways, any comments, questions, and so on are appreciated! Thanx
-Jason "TheCorporal" Joseph
http://www.realgn.com - Disney can't hold a candle to us
Hey now, no need to make good ol' Jason feel bad about his prior purchaes
Anywhoo, yea I guess the 100ish bucks would be well spent on beer for ya. Want me to ship it to ya in individual injectable packets, or just send the empty bottles? =)
Hehe anywhoo, my CDR is working out for me just fine actually, and the CDROM has never been a prob, so I think I will stick with that. But its interesting you say that the HD will perform just fine on the ATA33 card. You really think so?
Well, anyone else, comments?
I'd upgrade the promise to a ata100 raid, downgrade the ibm 30 hd to a quantum 20gb 7200, but get 2.
If you really plan on getting a plain ata100 controller (which is a waste if you ask me), i have a cheap one that came with my mobo, if you're interested.
You might consider replacing your motherboard altogether and going with an AMD solution. You should be able to find a good MB with ATA 100 built in and an Athlon 800 processor for around $300. You could bump up the multiplier a notch or two for a little extra speed.
You might also consider replacing your CD-ROM with a DVD.