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Upgrading my grandfathers computer


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He wants to spend about $300-350 to upgrade is motherboard, proscessor, and ram (and possibly graphics card too). The computer will be used for mostly internet browsing but he wants to be able to run autocad, and microstation. I have built a couple of gaming computers (well very low end gaming computers anyways) but I have never done a workstation before, and I haven't been on the market lately so I don't know whats the latest and greatest these days. Also he is partial to AMD but he is open to intel.

Thanks in advance for all y'alls help! :)
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He wants to spend about $300-350 to upgrade is motherboard, proscessor, and ram (and possibly graphics card too). The computer will be used for mostly internet browsing but he wants to be able to run autocad, and microstation. I have built a couple of gaming computers (well very low end gaming computers anyways) but I have never done a workstation before, and I haven't been on the market lately so I don't know whats the latest and greatest these days. Also he is partial to AMD but he is open to intel.

Thanks in advance for all y'alls help! :)



List everything on the pc specs so we can figure this out better.
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unfortunately I don't know the exact specs, but I do know that the powersupply will have to be upgraded.
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ok here is what I am thinking,

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103942 psu
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131299 mobo
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055 cpu

this is obviously over 350, but he specificaly stated that he wanted a quad core and a mobo in the 150 price range. Which doesn't give me much room for the other things so I'm assuming he's willing to go over. Also I need a low end graphics card, I know my picks are not going to be the best so please give me any suggestions and changes.
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ok here is what I am thinking,

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103942 psu
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145184 ram
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131299 mobo
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115055 cpu

this is obviously over 350, but he specificaly stated that he wanted a quad core and a mobo in the 150 price range. Which doesn't give me much room for the other things so I'm assuming he's willing to go over. Also I need a low end graphics card, I know my picks are not going to be the best so please give me any suggestions and changes.



If you pay a little bit more you can get a lot better power supply.

As for the video card I'd suggest the ati 4650 as you can get one for $50 on newegg.. That is what I would get minimum.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703015

Edited by jrm20, 22 January 2009 - 12:51 PM.

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