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January 2, 2013 9:38:30 PM

Hi guys! Im hoping to upgrade this old prebuilt computer
my budget is ~$100
do you guys suggest to save up and build a new computer or just upgrade it?
I searcehd around the forums and i heard my motherboard isnt really upgradable =S
Processor Intel core 2 Duo E7400
socket LGA 775
Mother board Dell 0K068D
bios Dell1.0.5
Graphics card Intel (R)G33/31 Express Chipset Family
2GB ram

Extra info according to CPUZ i have 3 spare memory slots but im not quite sure...

Motherboard is DDR2 2048Mb

Thank you!

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January 2, 2013 9:42:11 PM

Don't go waste your money trying to upgrade a pre-built PC.
Just save up for Haswell and build a new one.

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January 2, 2013 9:49:03 PM

e56imfg said:
Don't go waste your money trying to upgrade a pre-built PC.
Just save up for Haswell and build a new one.



Using it for gaming my spendature is $900-$1k Im also from australia ssadly i cant go on newegg and some othrer websites =S

Do you suggest me to take anything out from my old PC?? Im kinda new at building a new at comp building but i did my research
i5 3470 $199.99
MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $114.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$42.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Video Card
$149.99
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$89.99
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply
$52.99

Do you think thats compatible?
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January 2, 2013 9:54:02 PM

Use http://pcpartpicker.com/ to find the lowest prices. I don't what you plan on doing w/ your computer or how much you're willing to pay for a new system so I can't help you.
Just go here
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January 2, 2013 10:03:27 PM

e56imfg said:
Use http://pcpartpicker.com/ to find the lowest prices. I don't what you plan on doing w/ your computer or how much you're willing to pay for a new system so I can't help you.
Just go here



Im not on using it for moderate gaming like battle field 3 and just torrentiing etc budget is $900-$1k
I also live in Australia and some websites dont ship to australia =/
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January 2, 2013 11:02:01 PM

Dyrus said:
Hi guys! Im hoping to upgrade this old prebuilt computer
my budget is ~$100
do you guys suggest to save up and build a new computer or just upgrade it?
I searcehd around the forums and i heard my motherboard isnt really upgradable =S
Processor Intel core 2 Duo E7400
socket LGA 775
Mother board Dell 0K068D
bios Dell1.0.5
Graphics card Intel (R)G33/31 Express Chipset Family
2GB ram

Extra info according to CPUZ i have 3 spare memory slots but im not quite sure...

Motherboard is DDR2 2048Mb

Thank you!


That board is supposed to support a core 2 quad. If you can find one at the right price, it might be worth the trouble. Would have to be cheap though. Less than $60. They are hard to find at a decent price.

Building or buying a new machine will run you a great deal more than $100.

The cheapest alternative would involve swapping out the board, cpu, memory, and I would highly recommend the PSU as well. you could do that for $150 if you know what your doing.

Im not recommending this course of action. But if thats the only option you can afford, thats how you would want to do it.
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January 2, 2013 11:03:43 PM

Dyrus said:
Using it for gaming my spendature is $900-$1k


Hey, I thought you said earlier your budget was $100?
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January 2, 2013 11:22:58 PM

Could be a typo. Anyway, friend, I don't recommend a Z77 board with that processor because you aren't overclocking - I'd get a Z68 board or H77, Z77 is really for overclocking. Anyway, don't waste your money on that graphics card - it's old, and the newer 7850 is much better, put your money to that, and don't get a Cooler Master PSU, it's GARBAGE. Go with OCZ, XFX, Seasonic or Corsair.
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January 10, 2013 6:38:18 AM

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