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HEADING CHANGE : Is this a good system build ? (NOT FOR MUCH GAMING) (SCROLL TO THE END OF THE PAGE)

Hello,
I have a Dell Vostro 1015 with Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2GHz w/ 1GB DDR II RAM w/ 160Gb HDD w/ Integrated Graphics.
I want to boost its Performance by :
1. Upgrading its Processor
2. Making an External Graphics Adapter : http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/graphics-cards/how-to-make-an-external-laptop-graphics-adaptor-915616

3. Upgrade its RAM to 4GB

So, This will be a great boost if successful.
To Prevent much bottlenecks and improve CPU Performance, I m upgrading the Processor.
According to Dell Service Manual, This Laptop can Support Core 2 Duo Processors.
I have selected three :
http://ark.intel.com/products/37006/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-P8700-3M-Cache-2_53-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

http://ark.intel.com/products/42599/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-P9700-6M-Cache-2_80-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BN32OG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1PY2TJ4XEJEFD

Which one of the THREE is good to go ? THEY Support PGA478 Socket.

For making Graphics Adapter :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00966IREK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008I71HXQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2IRJS1D1489E6


For Upgrading RAM :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013441J8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


I have an Express card Slot on my Laptop.
I don't mind GFX reduced speed.
I think I can also make the adapter through PM4H : replacing the WLAN ?


So, What do you think, will this be a good Upgrade w/ not much bottlenecks ?
What are your Opinions ?
Any Help would be appreciated................

******I WILL NOT BUY A NEW COMPUTER*******
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  1. Best answer
    Buy a new computer.
  2. You won't be able to add them, unless the computer has a new BIOS to support 45nm chips. Which I doubt.

    Seriously, for the $100 price of the ePCIe card, plus the GPU, PSU, and the CPU, you'd be better off just getting an APU, MB, RAM, PSU, and case.
  3. Don't take tension of the BIOS.
    The Upgrade of Processor will be given to the professionals who are my friends. They will do dis.
  4. No, the MB simply will not accept the new CPU unless Dell has written a new BIOS to see them.
  5. OK , As Someone Somewhere said, I have made the list for 361.94 dollars from newegg.com.
    Here it is :
    - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner -- $17.99
    - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive -- $64.99
    - ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard -- $54.99
    - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply -- $49.99
    - CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model -- $43.99
    - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD ... -- $129.99

    So, Is this a good system build ?
    My Monitor Resolution is currently 1024 x 768 CRT Monitor. Will be upgrading this to 1366 x768 Resolution Monitor later.
    My Games run at resolution of 1024 x 768
    Can My Most Favorite Game (Rail Works 4 Train Simulator 2013) run on this system at mid- High Settings ?????
  6. Drop the PSU, and get anything 450W+ from my sig. Case might help.

    That looks a little overpriced for the RAM - where are you?
  7. Don't take tension for those things. Its my headache.
    Just tell me, can I max out games on this system.
    AND Of course, Is this system better than my current laptop ?
    AND, Will that CPU give me good performance without lacks. I am a student so I don't need much performance but still, is it good ?
  8. Yes, that system is pretty good. You won't be able to max out everything, but some older stuff yes. Way better than your laptop.

    Main thing is that I really wouldn't use that PSU. Raidmax PSUs have a reputation for being badly designed, made, and for being fire hazards.

    Some of those components appear more expensive than I would expect them to be in the US, so let me see if I can find them cheaper. What country are you in?
  9. I am india, and I would not buy the parts at any costs from here because the are very much overpriced.
    Well, Should I buy HD6670 to max out games at that resolution ?
  10. See if you can fit a 7750 with a cheap AM3 Phenom and board in.
  11. So I tried to afford my self to the Radeon HD 7750 due to help of PC Part Picker only./-
    Here's the edited configuration :
    Low Budget GOOD Gaming + Home Desktop PC:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10lrF
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10lrF/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10lrF/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $400.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 01:33 EDT-0400)

    This is approximately : Rs.22,256. Affordable by me.-------------
    So, How's this system looking now ?
    Is it good to go now ?
    Can it now play my favorite game at HIGH with resolution of 1024 by 768 ??
  12. Here's one edited which is $5 less than the Previous Configuration but I think it will give more performance :
    Low Budget GOOD Gaming + Home Desktop PC:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10mH2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10mH2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10mH2/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $395.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 03:27 EDT-0400)

    What do you think about it ?
  13. The FX build is better, but a few things: RAM is too pricey - no substantial difference between DDR3-1600 and -1866.

    See if you can fit a cheap 650Ti.

    Do you need a PSU or case?
  14. See this now : :fou: I have fitted the 650 ti ;)
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nbn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nbn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nbn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.35 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $395.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 04:39 EDT-0400)

    For just he same price as before. Just deducted the HDD to 500GB as I thought that I can not even consume my laptop's 160gb so 1 tb is a far talk.......
    So, How's this build now ?
    Is it OK.????

    : NO I DO NOT NEED PSU AND CASE AND MONITOR ALSO. I HAVE THEM FROM BEFORE.
    WILL THAT GFX CARD WORK WITHOUT A PSU CABLE ? I ALREADY HAVE A 350 WATT POWER SUPPLY.
  15. No, it needs a 6-pin PCIe cable.

    I'd be very wary of using an old PSU; crap ones can be very dangerous.
  16. Can I connect my GFX card with an adapter ? I have one molex cable empty coming from PSU.
    PSU I am using is good. Well I don not apply much pressure on my system so its not likely to have burst PSU.!!!!
    Can I use this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200106
    ????
  17. Yes, you could use that adapter. But not all PSUs can handle rated output - so what model is yours?

    Look at the link in my sig for why you don't use an el-cheapo PSU.
  18. I don't know the exact model of the power supply. But there's a sticker on it QC PASS.
  19. Read the big label, or post a photo.

    QC is Quality Control. It means nothing other than it passed whatever testing they did, likely very little.
  20. Then drop the PSU and please suggest a good PSU.
    But mind that the case does not fit the modern PSU's
    It fits the PSU looking similar to this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170014
    My PSU has the same design as the above one.
    The only difference is, My PSU also has an output to connect my CRT Monitor which I will be using.
    So, What to do now ?
  21. So, There you go. Here comes the Final Configuration w/ 450Watt Power Supply :
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nNQ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nNQ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10nNQ/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.35 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $407.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 06:22 EDT-0400)

    I do not need a ODD as I will be taking it out from my dead Laptop and use it on my PC.
    I doubt Question : Can I mount my new power supply other that the place where it is usually mounted on my case ????
    I don't think that the PSU will fit in my cabinet. Can you give the above PSU's dimensions ?

    So, Should I finalize this build nowhere ?????
  22. All PSUs use a standard size, except for some slim ones that use TFX and a few other standards. Normal is ATX.

    What case are you using?

    Also, I suggest a different PSU - look for the brands in my sig.

    RAM too pricey - no advantage over DDR3-1600.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that laptop ODDs use different mounts and connectors to desktop ones, and yours is likely PATA not SATA. You can get adapters, but especially if you have to get a PATA>SATA converter, a new ODD will likely be cheaper.
  23. I don't know the name of case but here's one http://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://www.build-your-own-computer.net/image-files/computer-case-outside-back-01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.build-your-own-computer.net/computer-case.html&h=561&w=229&sz=61&tbnid=ytDXHhzXrZetjM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=39&zoom=1&usg=__2Nl9qPYrkGaMLYx86WoVtPpSkVE=&docid=fgey7qE8t87bGM&sa=X&ei=sTijUZi4LoKPrgfLz4HIAQ&ved=0CDEQ9QEwAQ&dur=178

    The difference b/w this pic and my pc is that the PSU Placement in my PC is upper right side vertical and mobo I/o lies at just the left of the PSU.

    I can not get quality RAM under 65. This one is discounted.

    My PSU in the PC has dimensions like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170014
  24. Huh? Sounds like a completely different case then...

    Yes, that's a standard ATX size PSU. But that doesn't mean anything about quality, and that one would be a fire hazard in my books.

    This is very nice RAM, for $52: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148662
  25. So, There you go. I Increased my budget to some extent and now getting a good System :
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pQN
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pQN/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/10pQN/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.35 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $452.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 10:53 EDT-0400)

    EDIT : Monitor Resolution : 1024 by 768 @ Gaming. Can I play games at their recommended system requirements ?
    I know that's a good PC. What's your suggestion ?
    The only Doubt I have is: I have an old Computer Cabinet. It has an AT Power Supply that does not have enough connecters. So, I am buying a new power supply as mentioned above. I'll try to mount the PSU in the Case but if it does not fits, Can I place it at the bottom beneath the Motherboard at right side ???? I have there enough space for it.
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