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theerobby

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OK well i have a old computer that sucks and I was wondering if i should upgrade it or just make a new computer? If i was to make a new computer I would sell the old one and was wondering what i should buy including case,mother board, cooler, etc....... And if not and just to upgrade it i was wondering what new stuff i could buy for it. My old computer has a old mother board and a bad cpu and probably not the best ram 512 lol. And a terrible video card. So i was wondering what i should buy for it to upgrade it. Ty for your help.
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jt1990

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You're probably better off just building a new computer. If you did an upgrade, you'll still have the worst of whatever you leave in the system.
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I would suggest a new build.

Couple start-off questions...

1) How experienced are you with the internal parts of a computer, diassembly/reassembly?

2) What do you want to use this new computer for? Give percentages... (ex: 50% Internet Browsing, 25% hardcore games, 25% photo editing).
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theerobby

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Ok well i can put a computer together and take out the parts and i would be using this computer for gaming and the internet
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Kool. And what is your budget?
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theerobby

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i would like to spend around $900-$1000 on it. if possible ! :)
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I think a much better system can be built for $1000 than can be bought for $1000. I am awaiting my new system's parts, it is an AMD Quad 9950 system, I spent around $1200 after the first video card. But, you could get it down to $1k by downgrading the processor a bit (possibly to an Intel Core 2 Duo, or to a smaller AMD Quad) and downgrading the video card one step.

I can provide a detailed list if you are interested, at least we can start there and drum out the details after you take a look at it.

Edited by CrazyIvan007, 27 August 2008 - 10:18 PM.

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Do you need the other parts like monitor, keyboard, mouse and OS? $1000 is a lot already if you have those other parts to re-use.
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theerobby

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no i was planning on just gettin new mother board, video card, ram, and processor and hard drive
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Okay theerobby, I'm assuming you're going to be putting Vista on this, right? :)

PSU and Case come in a Combo deal on Newegg right now, you may be able to make use of this and save $$$
PSU
Case

And the rest (and then I'm off for lunch :) :) ):

Motherboard
Video Card
CPU
RAM
HDD
DVD Burner

Comes to $999.92, so make use of rebates and combos and you'll get it cheaper.

Don't forget you'll need to add an OS to this build, this is $1000 on the box only.

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You can get Vista 64-Bit off of newegg or TigerDirect for $109.99. I got it, it is pretty cool. Things have changed a bit, but not so much you can't figure it out.

One thing I noticed which was different is that there is a "Program Files" folder and a "Program Files (x86)" folder. Kinda different, but now need to look multiple places for whatever...
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