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Help building new Computer!!!

rossg91 Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Ok decided to try and upgrade my old (hasn't been used in years!) desktop pc.
I don't have a clue where to start so I have included some pics in the hope of some members pointing me in the right direction.
I am looking to uprage basically everything (RAM, HDD, Graphics, Processor etc.)
Can you please give me a rough idea of cost and difficulty.
Cheers
Ross
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#2
Go and buy a pre-built one.

The days of building your own in order to save a lot of money are long gone.
#3
lol at IDE cable..

To be honet, your be better off buying a complete new system.
As i expect new CPU's require a newer Mother Board.

to me that board looks quite old, do u have the specs of your system to hand?
#4
thanks guys to be fair it is ancient!
I will give it a miss and just keep some parts as spares!
#5
Good idea, well presented but more trouble than it is worth. See responses above as you will probably have huge compatability issues with old and new components and it is a false economy - will cost you more in the end.

If it is that old, you just want a 'bit' better and finances are tight then try ebay or similar for a complete system.
#6
Can anyone tell me anything that may be worth keeping from this machine?
cheers
ross
#7
If you get a brand new system, then none of your current hardware will be of any use as 'spares' etc as they won't fit...

Better off taking them to a car boot and get anything you can for them.
#8
Holy cow thats a old PC...might as well chuck it outta window, give me your address and I'll catch it.:w00t:

In seriousness, it depends on what you do with it. If you just surf the web, a RAM upgrade would do nicely, maybe a bigger HDD if you like music or films; but if you plan to play games, just get a new PC.
#9
Babbabooey
If you get a brand new system, then none of your current hardware will be of any use as 'spares' etc as they won't fit...

Better off taking them to a car boot and get anything you can for them.


Hi thanks but can you tell me what to keep LOL!
#10
just to let you all know it had an inten pentium 4, 20gb hdd, radeon 7000 64m tvo?
#11
20gb hdd, hahahah. what operating system is it? DOS ?!
#12
Which part is the RAM in the pic?
#13
rossg91
Which part is the RAM in the pic?


2nd pic at the top, the two sticks in the blue sockets.
#14
thanks only has 128mb+256mb!
also it was running xp no bother last time it was used (years ago!)
#15
mamboboy
Making it very, very old. We're probably talking 1997-1998?


I wouldn't call a computer that can use 95% of common programs 'very, very old'. When you see ISA slots or a coprocessor then you know something is very old.

rossg91
Can anyone tell me anything that may be worth keeping from this machine?
cheers
ross


What are the expansion cards you've got? I guess one is probably a modem but if the other is an Audigy or something then that might be worth keeping.
#16
EndlessWaves
I wouldn't call a computer that can use 95% of common programs 'very, very old'. When you see ISA slots or a coprocessor then you know something is very old.



What are the expansion cards you've got? I guess one is probably a modem but if the other is an Audigy or something then that might be worth keeping.


Hi, how do I find out what expansion cards they are and where are they located? ANy help repped!
#17
rossg91
Hi, how do I find out what expansion cards they are and where are they located? ANy help repped!


What do the labels on them say? You could try one of the system information programs like SiSoft Sandra or everest but I'd suspect if it's good enough to be worth keeping it's likely to be fairly well identified.
banned#18
10 year old computer. Not even fit for africa!

get the dabs value one for £219.99. that will last you a good 5 years+
#19
Depends on what you want to use your new computer for really, games and demanding programs will require a better computer. If you just want to surf the web and basic stuff then just put linux on it and get a cheap new case off ebuyer or somewhere...... New computer = £20 :w00t: :whistling:

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