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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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