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February 25, 2012 1:22:02 AM

Hey guys first time posting on this site and first time actually upgrading something more than just the RAM. I have an old computer and don't really have money for anything else in the moment just around $250. Looking to upgrade some hardware on my Dell Dimension 4600, mostly the Power supply, the GPU, and if I can the processor. I tried doing some research online and saw a lot of people doing the same in the last few years, but I couldn't get enough information because most people just recommended buying a new PC, I can't do that at the moment and have already the perfect GPU for the computer (HIS iceq Radeon 4670) and probably a 450w Power Supply. I don't plan on buying any new games just to play the old games I have and to get some experience in this types of upgrades as I will in the distant future build a PC from the ground up. Any help will be great. The mother board model is 02Y832 and the Chipset is i865p/PE/G/i848P. I don't really understand all of that and just want to upgrade from my 2.4Ghz Processor to at least 2.8 with HT or 3.2, Again thanks for your time.
a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 1:26:08 AM

Dukemost said:
Hey guys first time posting on this site and first time actually upgrading something more than just the RAM. I have an old computer and don't really have money for anything else in the moment just around $250. Looking to upgrade some hardware on my Dell Dimension 4600, mostly the Power supply, the GPU, and if I can the processor. I tried doing some research online and saw a lot of people doing the same in the last few years, but I couldn't get enough information because most people just recommended buying a new PC, I can't do that at the moment and have already the perfect GPU for the computer (HIS iceq Radeon 4670) and probably a 450w Power Supply. I don't plan on buying any new games just to play the old games I have and to get some experience in this types of upgrades as I will in the distant future build a PC from the ground up. Any help will be great. The mother board model is 02Y832 and the Chipset is i865p/PE/G/i848P. I don't really understand all of that and just want to upgrade from my 2.4Ghz Processor to at least 2.8 with HT or 3.2, Again thanks for your time.

Hi there, when u are posting parts, post the links with it, u can maybe save more or get better part.
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February 25, 2012 1:34:19 AM

Okay here are the part I am looking at the moment,
GPU HIS IceQ Radeon HD4670 1Gb 128bit DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And the power supply I believe should fit my current case,
This is a 450w I believe and getting it because of the gpu, current one is 250w

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-450W-POWER-SUPPLY-Replace-D...

Dont know if this helps but found this don't know if this is my Mother Board
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865g...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 1:39:28 AM

I will tell u this much, for $350-$400 u can build a PC that will blow this one to be donated to charity.

As I look at it to invest money to old system that will bottle neck your games. I would not do that.

Could u put together at least $350?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 1:40:53 AM

And u could put it together by yourself.
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February 25, 2012 1:41:47 AM

Well if that is the case yeah I might come up with more money what type of parts where you thinking off cause I honestly got only around $400 dollars max. I really appreciate the help.
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February 25, 2012 1:42:47 AM

Oh that helps out too since I do want the experience and man thanks for the quick response really helping me out lol I was spending all day looking for this part for my pc.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 1:49:27 AM

$350 total with decent power...
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February 25, 2012 1:51:56 AM

nikorr said:
$350 total with decent power...


Those are really nice but do I just use my current tower and power supply? or is there more things I would need to get?
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February 25, 2012 2:01:04 AM

Oh man thanks so much lol I am glad I came here, thanks for all the help I will save all this information and start seeing what part to buy first. Last question do I get this RAM too since it seems like a really good deal.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:03:41 AM

Since u will not have high end PC, but on the budget, this will do too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 25, 2012 2:05:54 AM

Alright Thanks a lot again man really appreciated all the help I can take care of the windows and the rest of HDD and dvd reader i can just move from my old pc. Again thanks for all your time.
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February 25, 2012 2:07:03 AM

Oh those look just as good and half the price lol to bad they dont look as cool.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:07:18 AM

Sure thing!

It just does not make sense to upgrade really old PC.
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February 25, 2012 2:07:25 AM

Best answer selected by Dukemost.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:09:44 AM

Dukemost said:
Oh those look just as good and half the price lol to bad they dont look as cool.

Budget! Its not about the looks. LOL

I have seen that RAM for sale ,the red one, for $29.99 as well, so when u are ready, ask here again or private msg me and we can recheck the prices again.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:10:15 AM

Thanx for the vote : ))
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February 25, 2012 2:10:45 AM

I didn't know it was so affordable I had seen some online and thought all I could do was upgrade that old PC but seeing this new PC and knowing I can build it will make this a really fun hobby and best part at a really good budget. Hopefully one day I will be able to build something that can blow away my consoles.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:15:13 AM

The CPU's got really great and if u will wait a month, there is new one coming in,

the Ivy Bridge, and these others will drop the price or the new one will be cheaper as the

rumor is.

Intel rumoured to reduce pricing on Ivy Bridge

http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-rumoured-to-reduce-pr...
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February 25, 2012 2:17:58 AM

Hmm that is interesting will this new one be compatible with the motherboard or will i have to get another one as well?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 25, 2012 2:19:52 AM

Dukemost said:
Hmm that is interesting will this new one be compatible with the motherboard or will i have to get another one as well?

It will be compatible and faster too.
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February 25, 2012 2:20:50 AM

OH man I know what i will do, i will order the rest and just wait for the new processor to come out and I can message you for help on it if its okay?
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February 25, 2012 2:24:21 AM

Also last thing before I forget when installing windows which one do I install 32bit or 64bit?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 26, 2012 11:25:12 PM

Dukemost said:
Also last thing before I forget when installing windows which one do I install 32bit or 64bit?

U want to install x64bit, because it will allow u to use more RAM than 4GB!
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 26, 2012 11:26:11 PM

Dukemost said:
OH man I know what i will do, i will order the rest and just wait for the new processor to come out and I can message you for help on it if its okay?

I would wait and than get it than, u may get something newer and more efficient, for the same price.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
February 26, 2012 11:27:22 PM

When people ask me, I tell them to let me know few days before the purchase, that way u will get the latest deals.
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February 26, 2012 11:27:38 PM

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