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Old 12-25-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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I've gotten $700 this Christmas and I think it's time to switch from this old AGP 8X system (I could probably sell this PC for $300 on Craigslist, I got it for $200 and I've done a ton of upgrades), I am not at all knowledgeable at what companies are good and the like so can someone give me links to pre-built computers from like Newegg and once I get the hang of it I'll do it myself? I tried looking myself but have no results.

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Old 12-25-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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the best thing to do is use the case from ur current PC and then part out what u have now (on craigslist or ebay or w/e) and do ur own build. Some of the gurus here will help u
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if you want i can help you choose parts and give you instructions/advice.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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My current case is very tiny. Wouldn't really work. Plus, it sucks, I want a new one lol and that's okay.
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I've gotten $700 this Christmas and I think it's time to switch from this old AGP 8X system (I could probably sell this PC for $300 on Craigslist, I got it for $200 and I've done a ton of upgrades), I am not at all knowledgeable at what companies are good and the like so can someone give me links to pre-built computers from like Newegg and once I get the hang of it I'll do it myself? I tried looking myself but have no results.

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Like its already been said, use your case and power supply as well as HD and CD drives you already have. Saving those parts will save you easily $200 from buying new parts.

Go out and buy:
1. Motherboard
2. CPU
3. GFX Card
4. Memory

That will run you about $400 for a pretty good setup, if you want to go all out you could blow all $700, but I wouldn't simply because I never go for the brand new stuff as they usually haven't proven themselves.

Take your new parts, and throw them in your old case.

edit: just read you don't like your case. If that's the case, then your power supply is probably also really dinky, so buy a $40 case off newegg, and a $40-$60 power supply off newegg (~500W). Your HD, and CD drive should still be fine unless your computer is really really old. In that case, you may need to spend all your money.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Hmm, good idea. I have two HDD's in my current computer. One is like 150-160 GB, the other is 250 (only 5400 RPM though?) and is a secondary drive with no OS. I can keep the secondary drive, clean off the first HDD and install my current XP on the secondary drive. The XP Disc that I have though says "To be sold with a new Dell Computer only" and is OEM, does this mean it will not work for any computer I plan to make in the future?

I can probably sell the CD-Drives with this PC as my dad has a CD-Drive for a Christmas gift anyways, so, this'd still be a whole PC I could still eBay off. The PSU is only 250W and the case is small, so, I wouldn't keep it. I'm not a huge fan of gaming but I'd like something that could keep up with the latest and greatest as I still DO game, maybe a mobo with dual PCI-e x16 (though that'd probably be expensive). I found a mobo that was only $300 that had dual PCI-Express 2.0. I could probably get a mediocre PC at the moment with a very nice mobo like that, get a lower end GPU, a good but easily upgradeable CPU and memory doesn't cost a ton but I'd get like 2GB and a 3rd for later and just upgrade it all when I get more money .

My PC was made in 2004, is that too old?
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no need to pay over 200 on a mobo unless u are really willing
a good gfx to get is the Nvidia 8800 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252
( i would not go wiht ATI)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
good processer

get a lga775 mobo and pick out the rest
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I like that processor, the GPU I'm not so sure. I plan to get a really low-end $40 GPU and the rest quite nice, then, when I get more $$$ I'll sell the old one, get a more recent one (like that one) and I'll only get 1-2GB of RAM, the rest really good however, then just upgrade in the future.
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