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June 17, 2013 9:24:00 PM

I've got a terrible computer right now. It's an emachines EL1200-01e. Nvidia 6150 se Chipset, AMD 64 x2 processor, some off-brand motherboard

I'm in a pinch, and I'm wondering if I upgraded the motherboard, I could put all of the hardware back in it? I'll need an AMD motherboard, to tie me over until I get a new processor, and I'm getting a Nvidia GTX650. What motherboard would pair well with that. I know there's a ton of integrated stuff on this motherboard, but like I said, I'm in a pinch.

Anything helps.

Thanks!
a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2013 9:44:14 PM

the deal is.......... your whole machine is junk. Instead of buying a video card for a machine that could never adequately use it, how's about looking into an APU build?

How much do you have to invest right now?

June 17, 2013 9:50:24 PM

swifty_morgan said:
the deal is.......... your whole machine is junk. Instead of buying a video card for a machine that could never adequately use it, how's about looking into an APU build?

How much do you have to invest right now?



Yeah, I realize that it's junk. It was a budget PC that's been sitting around for a few years, I recently started to make use of it, and it just can't handle the workload I'm putting on it (Photoshop, Illustrator, Gaming, etc) I have about $300 to invest currently, which sucks. I'm not paying for the upgrades, I traded off a few graphic design services for the upgrades, and I'm thinking that I may have to upgrade. Any ideas to keep it under $500 or so?

(OT, I just opened up the tower, and every component is integrated...which is kinda what I expected, because it is a budget PC)

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a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2013 10:14:56 PM

another thing that I thought of after the last reply. The operating system. You do realize that you can't swap the HD to the new parts without doing a clean operating system install? Do you have an operating system?

also, what games and what monitor/resolution?
June 17, 2013 10:19:32 PM

swifty_morgan said:
another thing that I thought of after the last reply. The operating system. You do realize that you can't swap the HD to the new parts without doing a clean operating system install? Do you have an operating system?

also, what games and what monitor/resolution?


I have a full, licensed version of Windows 7 Professional, so that shouldn't be a problem. I don't mind transferring to an external. The game that I mainly play is Mx Simulator. I'm on a 32" monitor, 1280x768.
a b V Motherboard
June 17, 2013 10:33:07 PM

an APU would be fine for that. Give me some time.
a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 1:06:06 AM

here's one. the mobo/ram/cpu costs $255........ the case and PS add another $75. didn't know if your old odd PS was in good shape or adequate. You'll also have to add a standard ( 500gb )? 7200rpm sata HD because yours is toast for this build. adds about $60 to build. Not too bad considering the amount of hardware going into this. would have liked to be able to add an SSD for $200 (256gb)

the mobo - you may have to flash the BIOS so it sees the new processor. you can do that from a thumb drive after assemble - before opsys install )..

want to know your thoughts so far.

will also try and find time for a second build.

anyways........
case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ps
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
apu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b V Motherboard
June 18, 2013 2:53:56 AM
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June 18, 2013 10:40:55 AM



I appreciate all the effort, I'm going to just suck it up and build a PC with a bigger budget. Thank you for all the help!
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