Hi this is my first time posting on these forums. I had read a couple other topics but non of them were specific enough for my build. I got this PC awhile back and It has been running just fine. But now it's just not meeting my daily demands. I was wondering if i got a new case, motherboard, and processor would I be able to just transfer all my other parts to the new case. If not could you recommend a cheap build with about an average experience index in windows 7.
If anyone wants to help my computer specs can be browsed here
If gaming is your thing I would suggest upgrading the Video Card but i highly doubt your power supply can handle even a decent upgrade. RAM is a great idea and will provide a noticable performance upgrade most likely.
My oldest desktop is a Dell Dimension 4600, and I improved the performance by upgrading RAM. I also changed the hard disk from 40 GB to 250 GB which was the max the motherboard would support. The hard disk on this is IDE.
Transferring is not ideal. You'll want a new PSU, and RAM will have to be replaced as well, as there is no way it will transfer to a new build. Transferring the HDD could be troublesome as well, as IDE ports have been largely phased out of modern motherboards.
Better off with a new build my friend. What are your uses for the computer? What tasks do you generally do?
If its just general tasks, more RAM should solve the problem. But if you want a new computer, a cheap computer with a pentium dual core G620 or higher with 4GB of RAM won't cost a whole lot, and will more than double your performance.
low upgradeability as far as video card cuz it comes witha 460w PSU. If you wanna spend even less and still go with dell try this: http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=d...
neither of these computers with their base configurations are good for gaming just to let you know. it all depends on what you use it for.
I wouldn't put the money into such an old system, by the age of your computer, I'm guessing your not a PC gamer? Something like this should fit the bill for what you want to do and will probably come out to the same price as a new Motherboard, RAM, CPU and HDD for your old system. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks for all the replies guy but I decided to build my very first computer. All it need is a good graphics card and It'll be able to run almost any new game out there. 3Ghz processor 4gb's ram 160gb ssd and 160gb hdd no optical drive yet. I have to pay for all this my self. Though im sorta kicking my self in the pants becuase i completely over looked the amd fx series which is kinda regret or amd period went straight with intel. I gotta look around more when its time to upgrade.