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Old 06-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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First of all my computer is 5 years old and i think it needs a complete overhaul.

Power Supply: Unknown
CPU:Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Ram: Was 512MB, Now is 1Gb Kingston
OS:Windows XP Home Edition
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128Mb
Hard Drive: 38GB Unknown Brand
Sound card: Onboard sound card Unknown
Motherboard: Completely Unknown
CD Drives: One CD-RW Unknown Speed and One DVD Drive 12x or 16x Speed

It may seem that I have no idea why i need a complete overhual but my computer can get so bad with viruses and just i have to delete everything and reinstall my OS again. If anyone out there has any programs that can scan a computer to see what it has in it that would be great.

Also i have run into a major problem with my OS and fount that I can't install SP2 on it at all. Without that i had a good time trying to install Vista.

I have a good Computer I am thinking to buy at Tigerdirect.com and want to know if it is a good system. And please i am in need of this because in the gaming world there are mean people that like to hack WoW players. I got hacked and I refuse to play on this computer in fear of KEYLOGGERS

Any help is Greatly Appreciated.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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It's not TOO terrible. I still have a 2.0 P4 512MB machine running strong (and it's a Dell too!). If I were you I'd throw in like a 7800 AGP card and add a hard drive, maybe change out the disc drive, and call it a day. Wouldn't be too expensive.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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Hmmmm it is quite ok but i just cant give up the tigerdirect deal

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Its just a great combo and all for $750 with shiping and a one year on site warranty
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You could build that system yourself for about $300.
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If so, Where would i buy the parts.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:47 AM   #6
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Pentium D 935: $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116262

Abit IB9: $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127018

1 GB DDR2-667: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227077

7300GS: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130270

Plus the other parts, but that's $300 for the barebone, plus probably better quality parts than in the prebuilt.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:15 AM   #7
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ok u have me with the prices but for the video card whick would u go with if u had 2Gb of Ram a 256Mb or a 512Mb
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Don't really pay attention to the vid card ram, usually it doesn't make much of a difference. Also I'd at least grab a 7600 since they are so reasonably priced now, I would never own a 7300. 256 will certainly get the job done, I got a 512 7900GT KO since it was almost as good as a GTS for a few less.

Edit: whoops this is D-Lew again, I keep forgetting not to use my bro's computer.
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ok Thanks now a few more things
1. How much Hard disk space would u go for?
2. I also need to get a good sound card, any good brands out there?
3. Power supplys i have troble with.....
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not a really bad PC but I would get a way bigger hard drive!
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