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MarzBarz Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi

Basically my 3.0ghz p4 dell dimension 8300 is a little too slow now.

So im looking to buy a new pc or perhaps build ones. How much am i looking to pay if i want the following specs?

Minimum 2ghz core 2 duo(i dont want the quad core ones as core 2 duo will be good enuf for me)
Ram:2-4gb
Graphics card: Already have a x800xl 256mb AGP so if i can use this it wud be a bonus or i dont mind settling for another one.
Motherboard: i dont know jack all about these lol.
Usb: must have minimum 6, may settle for 4.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
As you have not stated how much you want to spend or what you really want it for take a look at this that i priced up for someone who is not going to reply :)

http://hotukdeals.com/item/433374/i-m-looking-for-cheapest-gaming-pc-
#2
Hmm was looking to spend half that? Or is that not possible.
#3
MarzBarz
Hmm was looking to spend half that? Or is that not possible.


:)
#4
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 2.4GHz 800FSB Socket 775 1MB L2 Cache OEM Processor for £83 of ebuyer
#5
you could knock money off but not half, you could knock £120 off if you have XP, a hard drive a DVD drive already, but your not giving much away ;)

Also you make it cheaper your getting back to the spec you already have
#6
just upgrade your mb,cpu, ram and gfx hey prest 150 well spent
#7
Hmm will all that fix ok?
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MarzBarz
Hmm will all that fix ok?


fix?, well the cpu you have is very power hungry only the latest high end cpus will demand as much power most will be a lot less.
The dell case is a standard atx so no need for new case or psu, the gfx card u have won't go on any new boards apart from one exception but hey even the cheapest midrange £30 gfx will perform as well now, and the ram will prob be ddr so u will need ddr2 at approx 25 per 2gb,, sorted.
As stated technically a new os would be in order but hey its amazing what you can get away with borrow an xp disk if you don't already have one, just don't use the dell restore disk.
#9
maddogb
fix?, well the cpu you have is very power hungry only the latest high end cpus will demand as much power most will be a lot less.
The dell case is a standard atx so no need for new case or psu, the gfx card u have won't go on any new boards apart from one exception but hey even the cheapest midrange £30 gfx will perform as well now, and the ram will prob be ddr so u will need ddr2 at approx 25 per 2gb,, sorted.
As stated technically a new os would be in order but hey its amazing what you can get away with borrow an xp disk if you don't already have one, just don't use the dell restore disk.


I meant fit ok into my current case.I have a 300/350w powersupply that should be ok and i have a spare 250w.

i reckon i can sell my current ram for abit as its expensive to get and my graphics card can probably sell for £20-£25. Then i can sell the processor cheaply too.

Will my dvd drives fit ok? they are IDE.

Could you recommend me a processer/mobo and ram pls and ill search it up.

Thanks reppd
#10
most newer processors from amd and intel are about 20-30% quicker than the one in yours at same clock speed
another boost is given from a higher fsb so not sure if its a good idea to drop to a lower speed than your existing so consider this
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166519
pair this with an appropriate board, you didn't state whether u prefer mATX or full size ATX? but look at this
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145753
this mb has a decent on-board video solution which won't be far short of your existing card performance wise and would allow an upgrade later when you have more money ;)
or go with the above intel chip u listed but i feel perform won't be that much better than your existing setup and remember to stick with a decent known brand mainboard ie gigabyte, asus, xfx ;)
#11
Well ideally im looking for a core 2 duo processor not amd. Howeever i will look into the things you suggested. Thanks

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