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i am thinking about getting a completely new computer and am getting help with that on this forum, but i want to cut down on the price this is my current pc http://www.pcmag.com...,1366815,00.asp is there any way at all to upgrade this? i would rather upgrade it then get a new computer. what is a good estimate on the price of updating it?

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The problem with eMachines is basically that they are a classic example of you getting what you pay for. The machines are painfully cheap, yes, but:

They often have very limited upgrade capabilities, rubbish graphics, no ability to add a decent graphics card and if you was to wipe the machine without the eMachine restore CD, you have next to no chance of getting all the bits working again.

Heck, they don't even take the Dell approach, which is to basically take a standard motherboard and have a few modifications made to it; therefore allowing one the chance to actually get it back to a working state. eMachines (or every one I've seen anyway) use unique boards that don't show up on Google searches.

I personally wouldn't spend any money on it. Perhaps it might be worth waiting until prices of the new hardware comes down significantly over the rest of the year and look at the situation again.
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