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Want to rebuild a pc but not sure where to start..

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July 20, 2010 11:05:42 PM

Hello, First of all, I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

I've been given an eMachines 620 pc (I'll state specs in a moment) as I don't have a computer and am wondering if anyone can help me work out what I should upgrade on it. Generally, I would be using it for the internet like msn, watching anime online occasionally, most likely a little bit of gaming and storing music.

Currently it is:

Intel Pentium 4
2.8Ghz Intel Celeron Processor
512mb DDR Ram
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card
80 GB hard drive (Ouch.. That's nothing compared to most things nowadays xD)

I also ran Aida so I could find out more as I had no idea what motherboard it has.. It told me:
Motherboard name: Unknown
Motherboard chipset: Intel Springdale-G i865g

At the moment it's running Windows xp service pack 2 as well.


If anyone needs any more information about other specifications it has at the moment, please don't hesitate to ask. I wasn't really sure how much was necessary to state.

Thankyou, in advance to anyone that can be of assistance to me (Although I feel like a right noob :lol:  )

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July 21, 2010 1:00:14 AM

What's your budget for this upgrade?
July 21, 2010 10:45:18 AM

There isn't really a budget as such as I was just going to do it over a bit of time, as and when but I don't really want to do anything majorly expensive on it just yet.

Oh and I found out what motherboard it has, it's an Asrock Prescott 800 dual channel DDR 400
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July 21, 2010 11:59:06 AM

Since you just do a little gaming, you may be able to get away with just a hard drive and video card upgrade, and some added RAM.

You could upgrade to a PCIe video card, such as a radeon 4670, 4770, or 5770. They are all fairly reasonable HD video cards. This will likely also require a PSU upgrade.

An upgrade to at least 1GB of RAM would be helpful, specially if running Vista or Windows 7.

For ~ $55, you can get a 500GB Samsung spinpoint F3 hard drive. It's one of the quickest 7200 rpm hard drives available.
July 21, 2010 12:42:03 PM

I've had a look around and I think I have a foot in the right direction now, thanks to you ^^ Thankyou for your time :) 
July 21, 2010 1:02:25 PM

Ooh one more question if I may, If I do upgrade my graphics card and I do require a PSU upgrade; is there a particular wattage PSU that I would need? The one that's in there at the moment says the max output power is 350W.
Sorry for bothering you again xD
July 21, 2010 7:35:58 PM

Ohhh I was actually looking at that one earlier! =D
Awesome
Thankyou again ^^
July 21, 2010 7:44:09 PM

You're welcome
September 24, 2010 6:54:40 PM

Hi
ECS MCP61SM-GM Mainboard is what i got just wanted to know what lastest cpu i could run in this media pc i got thanks Current CPU: Athlon 64 i know it takes 940pin just not sure which one its AM2. Thanks :??: 
September 24, 2010 7:06:33 PM

Avid001 said:
Hi
ECS MCP61SM-GM Mainboard is what i got just wanted to know what lastest cpu i could run in this media pc i got thanks Current CPU: Athlon 64 i know it takes 940pin just not sure which one its AM2. Thanks :??: 


You should start your own thread for this.
September 24, 2010 7:06:38 PM

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