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Old 02-15-2007, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I ran a program called PC Wizard and it gave me this information.

Mainboard : Intel D915GAG
Chipset : Intel i915GL
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 515 @ 2933 MHz
Physical Memory : 512 MB (2 x 256 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/GL, 82910GL Integrated Graphics Device
Hard Disk : HDS722516VLSA80 (165 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B
Monitor Type : ProView Technology - 15 inchs
Monitor Type : ProView Technology - 15 inchs
Network Card : Intel Corporation 82562EZ PRO/100 Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c

now i was wondering if this is a half decent base to start upgrading and if so what upgrades would people recommend, or would i be better starting from scratch and building a new pc??

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to PC's so any information people can provide would be great. Thanks.

John
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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new processor, new ram, new video card, new hdd but it is upto you if you would like more space, new network card would be useful. lol i think you should build a new system and salvage the dvd drive and hard disk at a push
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lol i see, so my system is pretty rubbish then? can you recommend any online stores to buy parts?
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in the uk scan.co.uk, dabs.com, ebuyer.com, for reviews of items check the american site newegg but you cant buy goods from their and take reviews with a pinch of salt most people dont know what they are talking about.

how much have you got to spend ill have a look around

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well if i was upgrading my current system i wouldn't want to spend too much, maybe £200 max. building a new system i'd be willing to spend round about the £500/£600 mark.
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are you a gamer??? what would your use of the pc be?
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im not much of a gamer but in future i would be looking to play some games. at the moment i mainly use it for the internet, messenger, a few office documents, music and video.
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motherboard: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...137&PageMode=1

hard drive: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...137&PageMode=1

Processor: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...137&PageMode=1

Ram: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...137&PageMode=1
(buy another stick exactly the same when you get some more money)

Videocard: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...00,14,48070000
(this will play every game going at good settings for a while)
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hmm i would reccomned an X1950 pro as you are not much of a gamer:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...onKey=43990000
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thanks for helping me out, i appreciate it.

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