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. 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. Related resources Upgrading a very old PC 's GPU - Forum Upgrading a very old PC - Forum Upgrading a very old pre-built, unsure about what to salvage vs. repla - Forum Urgent- Upgrading very Old PC for my kid, Need Help - Forum Upgrading GPU on a VERY old system... - 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 Share 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: $261.94 Tubbs July 11, 2012 12:19:47 AM Ok thanks, I'll be sure to do that. I realize now that its a lost cause upgrading ha. Thank you again. Tubbs July 11, 2012 12:26:11 AM Best answer selected by Tubbs. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrade graphics card of a very old P4 machine Forum Trying to upgrade my very old CPU Forum 100$ Upgrading Old PC Forum Upgrading PC , not very experienced Forum Noob here. upgrading a 5 year old pc . Forum Upgrading Old Gaming PC - 300-400 Budget Forum Upgrading my old PC to top spec with a budget Forum UPgrade/New Built. Budget Range is $400. UPgrading my OLD PC . Forum Upgrading an old PC , I am on a limited budget. Forum Upgrading the old PC - Questions Forum very old thinkpad 600e cpu upgrade question Forum Windows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change Forum Upgrading 7 Year Old Desktop Forum Help upgrading my Dell XPS 8300 Forum [Solved] Upgrading gaming PC - from E7500 to i5 2500k? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !