New System Suggestions

As I just mentioned, I’m looking to upgrade my system a bit, something middle of the road, price-point wise, and I”ve been out of hardware for a while, so I have no clue what is best anymore. A while back it was athlon + an asus board, but these days…. no clue.

I’m only looking to spend <$500 or so, get a half a gig of ram, a mb and a cpu, and that's about it. I've been looking at the prices at Atic, but that just reminds me that I don’t know a D845PEBT2 from a P4DCE+II.

So I solicite suggestions from you gentle readers. Basically I’d rather get advice from friends than talk to the salesdroids at Futureshop.

Intel or AMD? XP2200 or P4-2.4Ghz? Supermicro, Tyan, ABit, Asus, or Gigabyte? Rambus or DDR? Remember, this is not supposed to be a god box, just an upgrade to an aging celeron 533….

3 Comments on “New System Suggestions”

  1. Go with AMD and the Asus A7N8X Deluxe MB. The chip set is NVIDA and is a great board. I just droped one into my cousins machine.

  2. gotta concur with the above; been looking into reviews and this particular board is just old enough to not be “in vogue”, and yet it looks pretty stable and fast. Looks good, am thinking of getting one myself 🙂