I'm always up for a challenge!
I got a free pc a couple of days back, its a 1.4ghz, 128mb, 20gb dell.
Not bad for free huh?
Well basically, I figured, the upgrades i can do to this will make it a really good computer for around £250. It'll play alot of the latest games out too, here's the list of upgrade i'm doing:
Processor - Buying an adaptor to switch it from socket 423 to 478, and then buying a 2.8ghz northwood core pentium 4 (Not ideal but not too bad) its 512k
RAM - It takes 800mhz Rambus memory, and I've got a 2 sticks of 256mb to put in, i've heard it's very fast memory.
Graphics card - Getting a Geforce 6800LE 128mb, Good card from what i've heard
Hdd - I'll eventually switch to a 200gb hdd
I have a feeling i'm going to need a new PSU, no i'm certain actually.
I'll have to contact dell to do this but i'm not too bothered about that.
For £250 I couldn't build a better PC than that IMO, What does everyone think?
The finished specs will be 2.8ghz pentium 4, 512 RAM, 128mb 6800LE
My Setup -
AMD 64 3200 +, 256 mb Geforce 6600, 1GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM, 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD