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Old 01-07-2007, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i need to upgrade a computer of mine and i need some advice. Current specs are:

Dell dimension 3000

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHZ

Memory: 254mb ram

Operating System: Windows Xp Home Edition

Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Memory 96 mb

That is the basic specs of it.


I have 1000 dollars to spend on upgrades and i need advice on exactly what parts i should get. I definately need more ram and a new graphics card. Not sure if the processor is ok. Thanks alot if you need any more info about it just tell me and ill post it. Thnx
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not worth upgrading that. You can build something way better by starting from scratch.
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Yeah, with a thousand dollars you could just build something new that would kill what you have now hands down.
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k thnx guys
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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upgrading dell = buying premuim gas for a pinto

upgrading dell = Bic lighter + $1000

upgrading dell... well you get the picture



Either way that PC needs more ram LOL, buy at least a 512meg stick and you'll see a performance enhancement
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I agree with everyone else.. i'd just buy a brand new computer. What do you use your computer for?
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Editing, graphic design.. and it just cant handle any of the programs im using. Im off to university in a month so im gonna need to get a good computer. I may increase my budget to 1500 could someone please post a complete custom made system around 1500 that could handle latest editing programs, high end graphics and maybe gaming (WoW) thnx
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There was another post I believe I just read where a user had a $14-$1500 budget. A total techie pimped him out.. links to all the parts and ALL. Tiiiiiiiight riiiiiiight?!

Its Title is "Price Range up to $1400".

(in 2 days my brand new pc will be completed on my $1700 dollar budget. that's pc only, already have all perihperals)
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Lol this makes me laugh but yeah...you could build a better system than that with $300. (celerons are horrible by the way)
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well a bought in new for like 900 dollars 4 years ago lol
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