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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2013 3:56:16 PM

buy an SSD, some brands offer 128GB for slightly under 100 bucks
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February 22, 2013 4:02:30 PM

this card should be a good jump in performance for you, or getting an 8gig RAM kit of the fastest ram your motherboard can support. that will make a nice increase in overall "snappiness" of your pc
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February 22, 2013 4:14:54 PM

Build a new one
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2013 4:29:26 PM

While it really depends on what you're trying to do with this system, with only $100 and only a 220 watt power supply (source), I'd do a RAM upgrade (per the specs 4GB is your max), and then research your motherboard to see if it's possible to upgrade the processor.

It's a proprietary motherboard and may or may not be able to take a processor upgrade. If it does, however, I'd be looking at spending the remainder of your $100 (after the RAM upgrade) on a processor upgrade; the best e-bay deal you can find (and probably nothing over $60).

Unfortunately, without knowing exactly what motherboard is installed, it's impossible to even say what RAM or processors might be compatible.

Please verify that the system I linked above is in fact the system you have. If it is, you're also limited to single slot width graphic cards given the system's BTX form factor.

-Wolf sends
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February 22, 2013 5:06:56 PM

Wolfshadw said:
While it really depends on what you're trying to do with this system, with only $100 and only a 220 watt power supply (source), I'd do a RAM upgrade (per the specs 4GB is your max), and then research your motherboard to see if it's possible to upgrade the processor.

It's a proprietary motherboard and may or may not be able to take a processor upgrade. If it does, however, I'd be looking at spending the remainder of your $100 (after the RAM upgrade) on a processor upgrade; the best e-bay deal you can find (and probably nothing over $60).

Unfortunately, without knowing exactly what motherboard is installed, it's impossible to even say what RAM or processors might be compatible.

Please verify that the system I linked above is in fact the system you have. If it is, you're also limited to single slot width graphic cards given the system's BTX form factor.

-Wolf sends


Hey, I'm an idiot when it comes to computer hardware related stuff. Can you tell me what ram should I buy? I have dd3 but I don't know if it's compatable with every Dd3 brand :( 

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February 22, 2013 9:02:06 PM

bump
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February 22, 2013 9:05:30 PM

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February 22, 2013 10:40:02 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2013 11:54:14 PM

1) Don't bump. It's against forum rules.
2) Never heard if PC3-10700 RAM. It's only a guess, but I would suspect PC3-10666 would work in your system. Here's a recommendation that *should* work, but no promises.

That would leave you about $75 for a processor upgrade. However, if you're not comfortable performing that task, then I'd not recommend it and just stick with the RAM upgrade.

-Wolf sends
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March 4, 2013 12:26:59 AM

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