I am thinking about putting a computer together, mainly looking for something in terms of graphics and acceptable speed for my son as well as myself.
Ofcourse after dealing with ati rage2c intergraded on this board -anything i guess would have to be better. Do you have any ideas for a system?
Let me know what you believe for the money is the best combo-MB and processor and graphic card within a poor mans pocketbook. Thanks again for the pointers and direction.
If you have to watch your money, I would say go with a MSI motherboard and a AMD cpu. If your main thing is graphics, I would get a good video card and 256megs of memory. If you looking at graphics editing, then I would say a ATI video card, if it is more for games I've heard good things from GeForce. I personaly have a ATI Radeon which I love.
I have personaly bought from TCWO
before and have heard nothing of good things from them. They are local to Tampa FL so that is also a plus for me. I would suggest checking them out. They have a some biostart/amd combos which seem like a decent price. Just a quick look I found a :
M7VKD w/1.4Ghz 266FSB CPU 1 Year Warranty! $188.00
Which is their current low end amd athlon motherboard/cpu combo.
They also have some durons as low as $133. You can check out some of the local people also. I'm not sure where your from, so I don't know what is local, or if I even can find someone local to you to recomend.
They also have the video card I have there, their listing is
Radeon 7500 64MB DDR AGP 1 Year Warranty 134.00
Again the video card will depend on the use. Maybe some gammers here can recomend a better card for gaming then the GeForce.