Solved Upgrading very old PC Tags: Homebuilt Graphics Cards Systems Product Last response: July 11, 2012 12:26 AM in Systems Share Tubbs July 10, 2012 11:34:13 PM Hello, I'm thinking about upgrading my very old desktop to play modern games like arma or battlefield and settings don't really matter (I'm used to minimum with this old 915gm). Here are my current specs: MOBO: Dell OKF623 MEMORY: 1 gb OS: Windows XP SP2 CPU: Pentium 4 3.00Ghz Chassis: mini tower This week i'm thinking of replacing my motherboard and graphics card with these MOBO: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PX3UYA/ref=ox_sc_a... Graphic Card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X8EOB6/ref=ox_sc_a... (I'm upgrading my PSU later when I have more cash so the GPU is no problem.) I'm only worried that these wont be compatible. I haven't ever built or upgraded a PC so help is needed. Also, if the chassis is too small I already willing to buy a mid tower I have my eye on. Tower: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430... Also I will be upgrading my RAM as well in the future: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333MHz-PC3-10666-240-pin... Reason why I don't just wont to buy another new PC is because I don't like the custom PC brands and I'm trying spend as little as possible. -Thanks More about : upgrading JMer806 a b B Homebuilt system July 11, 2012 12:01:09 AM If you're going to upgrade, IMO you should just upgrade. What's your top budget? You'll see an improvement with what you've picked, but you may have some problems with that MB. Seems like it's got a pretty bad layout, with at least one SATA port buried under the GPU. m 0 l Proximon a c 113 B Homebuilt system a b U Graphics card July 11, 2012 12:02:31 AM Hiya, You can't replace your motherboard that easily. Your current CPU will not work with the new motherboard. Your current RAM will also not work. Different sockets. As to the board fitting into the current case, I would need to know more about the current case. m 0 l Related resources Upgrading a very old PC's GPU - Forum Upgrading an old PC to run Skyrim on a very tight budget (GPU Upgrade?) - Forum Upgrading a very old PC - Forum Urgent- Upgrading very Old PC for my kid, Need Help - Forum Upgrading A VERY OLD build. Looking for Help. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Proximon a c 113 B Homebuilt system a b U Graphics card July 11, 2012 12:05:42 AM Something like this would get you started. Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, eSATA, 3x 120mm Fans Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G620 TOTAL: $261.94 Share Tubbs July 11, 2012 12:19:47 AM Ok thanks, I'll be sure to do that. I realize now that its a lost cause upgrading ha. Thank you again. m 0 l Tubbs July 11, 2012 12:26:11 AM Best answer selected by Tubbs. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I need advice about upgrading a VERY old rig Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU on a VERY old system... Forum SolvedMy brother in-law has a very very old computer and wants to upgrade the video card. Forum SolvedWhat to do with a very old PC Forum SolvedRam Upgrade in very old system, Help needed! Forum SolvedUpgrading Old PC Graphics Card Forum SolvedConsidering upgrade of my 6 years old desktop. Any advise will be very appreciated. Forum SolvedUpgrading old PC for gaming help Forum SolvedI was giveb a very old gaming computer, that i want to upgrade. Forum Solvedupgrading a slow 8 year old PC with least budget Forum Upgrading a very old gaming rig Forum Solvedupgrading my age old pc Forum SolvedUpgrading old pc Forum Upgrading a very old pre-built, unsure about what to salvage vs. repla Forum SolvedUpgrading PC / Can I keep my old PSU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !