Upgrade an old computer


I have an old computer here at home that I need to use for picture editing and a small bit of video-editing but not too heavy at all.

I know i should really buy a new one as this one is three years old and really out-dated, but I only have a budget of 200 Euro.

I need some help as to what i need to buy, what is compatible with what i've alreade got. And what will give me the best price/performance improvement ratio!

Current config:

Motherboard: GA-P35-D53R

CPU: Genuine Intel 1,60GHz

GPU: Ati Radeon HD 4800


Please help!
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  1. Was it a prebuilt or did you build it? Can you transfer the OS to a new motherboard?

    If so, $200 should buy an AMD quad core, basic motherboard and 4-8GB of RAM. If you also had to re-buy windows, you'd eat up a bunch of your budget right there.
  2. Save another 200 and buy a new system: bounce: but I’m still looking around to see what I can put tougher for you.
  3. I would assume many of the parts are reusable. He has a Radeon 4800 series, which is not a low end card. That likely means case and PSU are decent and the drives are surely SATA which can be reused. We are talking a CPU/RAM/MB upgrade only.

    I think you could do an fx-6300+MB+8GB DDR3 for 200 Euro. Assuming we don't have to buy an OS as mentioned above.
  4. Intel G2120 3.1GHz LGA1155 Pentium Dual Core Ivy Bridge CPU

    Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance Lp With BlacK Heatsink 2X4GB Kit DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v Desktop Memory

    ASRock H61M-DGS LGA1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Desktop Motherboard

    A good upgrade for not alot of cash. 185 Euro
  5. G2120 is an ivy bridge processor, which often requires a firmware update in a h61 board. So it's a bit risky to use that one with an older board. B75 is a nice cheap chipset for ivy bridge, or you can just drop to like Pentium G860 instead.

    For video, I still like the additional cores of the AMD at this pricepoint.
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