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Upgrading MY PC =).....after i get it fully working again


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Darkpunish

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Well I recently got about 600 dollars and getting more this 15th and thought I should get my crappy PC working at better speeds...thats after I get a serious issue out of the way but til then I want to know whichh parts to buy. Here are my PC specs:

Winows XP SP2 Version 2002 Home Edition

1.79 GHz

704MB RAM 184 PIN PC 3200

80 GB HD

3000+AMD Sampron Processor

CD-RW

Integrated ATI RADEON EXPRESS 200

Currently SCREWED Up =( Waiting for Help =/

I want to get most of the following specs:

Around 3 GHz

2GB of RAM

Just a better processor if helpful

DVD Drive the reads and write both CD's and DVDs

WAY BETTER graphics card

If you can suggest any parts or programs that I may want please do so. =) Thanks in advanced.

Also if theres any instructions that you can get me to install these parts =) I usually just google them and thats it =/

Edited by Darkpunish, 04 July 2007 - 12:50 AM.

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Troy

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Motherboard: $78.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128034

Processor: $115.00
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103778

RAM: $99.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146112

PSU: $84.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256001

DVD Burner: $27.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106049

Video Card: $199.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133198

All up this comes to $606.95, not bad. This is just an example of what you could do, have a look, see what you like. Also wait a bit and see if anyone else wants to change some of these parts, usually we can find a better deal somewhere so you can have the best. Also, if you prefer to give us your suggestions (You might want an ATI graphics card or an Intel processor) we could do that too.
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I'd just fix your old pc and then just build a whole new custom pc, if you got $600+ to spend. because depending on your motherboard you might not even be able to upgrade to what you want. you should consider what ruthandtroy listed.

good luck
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Ruthandtroy thanks I compared those to the ones I had in mind and I would save money and gain more =) Are there any requirements to any of the parts though?
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That's cool, I suggest that you perhaps wait a little longer and see if anyone else can find a better deal again. It's required that you give your money to the shop man and he actually give you the parts before you can use them :whistling: Sorry I'm not sure what you really mean by that, but everything you would need is either included or you have it already (which you could re-use). If you keep looking around yourself on newegg then you might find a better deal again yourself. As I'm in Australia, I'm still learning how to use the newegg website to find the best deals for people over there.

Also what do you mean by currently screwed up, do you have another post? Or waiting for a friend to help or something?
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Also ViprXX's idea of saving a bit more and going all brand-new isn't a bad idea if you can save the money and wait...
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Ihave a topic in the forums with the HJT log waiting for help =/
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yeah well if you grab all these upgrades you should do a fresh install of XP to get the best out of it anyway, but until then, hang on tight in the malware forum.
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