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Old 09-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default hey all new to this

hey whats up
i am joining this forum to ask questions and hoping not to get a bunch of bs back.

i just inherited a hp 510p and its a weak system...
i was thinking of upgrading the motherboard and hd...
i was thinking a duo or a pent 4
i listen to alot of music...do alot of internet, and i want to run vista

i was wondering what you guys/girls could advise to run for a decent price m/b and hd would be. i was looking at a western digital 320gb internal hd.

i could just buy a new computer but why, when i could have more fun doing this

oh i also roll a hacked lime q9c
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Can you give us spec? You could also have more fun and BUILD a new computer.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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40gb hd
1.2 GHz Intel Celeron
256k mem
some old lg cd rom/burner
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...uct=73909#N947

i would like to keep the case

i would build my own computer if you could help, but i would like to keep the price small, and keep the case

how do i make my computer high def?
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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You're definitely in for an upgrade. The bottlenecks are mainly the CPU and the RAM.

You can get some really nice cases for cheap. I built the computer in my specs for just under $400 I think. $310 with the rebates, but I forgot to mail them in lol. And yes, we can help you build a new one.

What do you mean by high def? There are multiple resolutions around, I'd say (in widescreen), anything above 1650x1080 is nice.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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i am running a cart monitor for right now and will be running a widescreen 20"+ later
but where do i start for hardware and what not
i like links and if you can explain some of the specs and what not in kindergarten language that would be great
i am gonna buy one piece at a time and put it together when im done
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:25 PM   #6
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Before I link you up, can you give me a budget and tell me what parts you're going to keep. Like, are you going to need just the tower or also keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc?
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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i am going with a logitech wireless keyboard...bose speakers

i only need something thats gonna be great for the internet and music...movie watch and maybe a game or two

500-700strectching it and like i said im buying piece by piece

i was thinking this for a hard drive
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4956157
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:51 PM   #8
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Ok. Well, don't buy anything from walmart. Browse around newegg.com and find some parts that you like. Like graphics card, hard drives, and cases. When you're done post the link and I'll fill the rest. I have to go so I can't quite help you right now.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:16 PM   #9
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dont buy from walmart!!! wow that was funny. sorry that was just funny. www.newegg.com i buy there and i bet over 80 of the buying americans use it.

basicly you can find a case you like. and we can fill it. like at the ratings and reviews and you cant go wrong. i got a real nice case coming in the mail right now for 95 bucks with shipping.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:01 AM   #10
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i would like to use this case



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133239
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136201
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116493
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836166006

need help with the motherboard and processor yet..not sure if there gonna fit?


im gonna try to get a part or two a month so its gonna be a long build
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here is some spec's for a good. one keep

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128090
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152102
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102725
keep same sound card
i like the cone
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I highly doubt you'll be able to keep that case. If my memory serves me right, the power headers from the case are proprietary so you could only use HP bought motherboards in them. Easy way to find out is to look at the headers and see if they are stuck as one large group, or if they are a bunch of loose wires.
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It's a custom case designed for a custom board. You can buy a cheap case and either mod it or update the case for a better one as your finances allow.
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well I looked maximum ram you could ever have is only 512 for your mother board. you could get a better processor I think. maybe even the video card. to make it look more like a rig you could change out the case and stuff, you get the picture.
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If this is all you can afford right now then I'd say hold out a bit more. With such an extensive upgrade it would be better to just finish it off with a new build. Instead of getting the 9600GT I would get an 8800GT. It's a better bang for the buck IMO. I would also switch from OEM to Retail Vista so it doesn't give you any troubles with reformat and such. Like I stated earlier, I would wait so you can get a new build, however, if you want to make these new upgrades you will have to improve the cooling on your system and make sure the PSU can handle everything that you want to put in it.
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well I looked maximum ram you could ever have is only 512 for your mother board. you could get a better processor I think. maybe even the video card. to make it look more like a rig you could change out the case and stuff, you get the picture.
You haven't read the thread fully have you? He was looking to rebuild with new parts in that case, not just upgrade with parts compatible to what he has.
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If this is all you can afford right now then I'd say hold out a bit more. With such an extensive upgrade it would be better to just finish it off with a new build. Instead of getting the 9600GT I would get an 8800GT. It's a better bang for the buck IMO. I would also switch from OEM to Retail Vista so it doesn't give you any troubles with reformat and such. Like I stated earlier, I would wait so you can get a new build, however, if you want to make these new upgrades you will have to improve the cooling on your system and make sure the PSU can handle everything that you want to put in it.
for just some light gaming I would just get a cheap 8600GT or something similar, he'll need most of the money to go to other parts because if I was him, I'd scrap everything I had in that system except for the hdd, he could use it for his system/boot drive and add another for storage (music, video, pix, etc.), if he doesn't want to/know how to build, the system I linked below would be a decent enough system for what he wants to do and it has onboard HD audio, also the price leaves him some room in his budget to add memory (it only comes with 1GB and runs Vista so he'll definitely want to pick up some more memory) and a video card...

a pretty good HP deal on TigerDirect
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scrap everything and start over
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dam thats a lot of nasty dust on the cpu fan LOL.
i would say getting a new case would be a good idea . there are cheap and good ones out there.
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