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Old 07-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Hi folks I have a few questions... about building a computer. is this where i can get some information. If will you please point me in the right direction.

I would like to use some of the old components in my old computer, if they still work.


Here is what I have: Pent 4 Prescot, 2G DDR2/533, SATA WD Rapture HD, Plextor CD/ROM, 450W power supply, I have a 2(dvi) flat screen monitor and bluetooth keyboard and mouse. O/S will Be XP or Vista, I get the profesional versions free.


So with that said... What other information do you need to know. I used like like to play a game like everquest/WoW everynow and then... if I get the bug, but really dont' do that much. I use it to watch vatch video's, listen to music, some work excel, word etc.. Surf the net, read/email etc.

What motherboard shoud I be looking for woudln't mind having something that would support the new intel's that are coming out.. I have also been looking at at intel Core Duo2. And I would like to have something that will support Vista.

thanks for the help

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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If you can tell us the motherboard model, you might just be able to upgrade your current one.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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It all depends, what is your budget? Are you going to be using some of your old components, or should we make a brand new build. If you are looking at a C2D and a new mobo, you might as well just build a new computer.

Everquest and WoW do not take a lot of resources, so you might be fine with that CPU, but C2D are cheap nowadays.

So what is the budget?
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well like Ihuser said u could just upgrade. If u have a LGA 775 slot mobo then u can upgrade ur CPU no problem. (dont no if Pents are in those slots) and if u want to play WoW i GOT hacked in it and will b hopefully getting it back in a day or 2 (it took about 4 to 5 months to get it back). I am also getting a new computer sooo really u could just upgrade ur computer
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #5
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Ok this is what I currently have.... I am just NOT SURE my motherboard is working... I would like to replace the motherboard and CPU with a duo2 and maybe the video card. PLEASE help me with suggestions.. and as far as money.. I would like to keep it under 1000.00


Thanks for the help, cause I am not really technically minded. I can assemble but know nothing about the new stuff.

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This thread I wrote should help a bit.

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Old 07-17-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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Thanks, I will read up on it.

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