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Old 07-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you please help as to what I should update or not, i've included a list of some of my computer specs.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 7/15/2013, 16:06:20
Machine name: SONY-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Business (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130501-1537)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/21/08 11:00:40 Ver: 5.23
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page File: 2620MB used, 2414MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C2&SUBSYS_2A73103C&REV_02
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: HP L1910 LCD Monitor
Driver Name: igdumdx32.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0010.1666 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/26/2009 20:34:14, 536576 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6A82-11CF-0E75-790AA2C2CA35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x29C2
SubSys ID: 0x2A73103C
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
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DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty much everything besides 3 things, good thing I can Google.

Anyways, you'll have to upgrade pretty much everything depending on what you want to do with your PC.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, eh, but the problem is i'm a " vigrin techie" xD
I have no idea what to upgrade to.
Considering getting a complete new computer for about 700 dollars, but if upgrading and replacing everything costs less I stick to that.
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Well whatever you do, don't buy a pre-built. You will get ripped off.
Being new to computers is nothing new around here, as we can help you find what you are looking for and then point you in the right direction towards guides on building. Also help you with issues later on that you might have.

That being said, is this going to be a gaming machine, productivity box (Photoshop, video editing, ect), or just internet box?
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Gaming/Productivity. I've trying to make or build a flexible computer that good for all round but mostly focuses on those two. What do you mean pre-built will rip me off?
I'm was planning to buy this computer, would this be ok?
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What do you mean pre-built will rip me off?
He means that you can get more for your money than buying a computer already assembled or pre-manufactured. Dell, HP, and all other PC's companies make money by mark up. Instead of paying them to "manufacturer" it, you'd either save money or improve your components (as compared to theirs) by building it yourself (cutting out the middle man, so to speak).

A $600 PC that you built yourself, mostly likely would run circles around a PC that you would buy at Best Buy. Going to customization websites like the one you listed above gives you more options, sure, but they still need to make that money somewhere (mark up).
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He means that you can get more for your money than buying a computer already assembled or pre-manufactured. Dell, HP, and all other PC's companies make money by mark up. Instead of paying them to "manufacturer" it, you'd either save money or improve your components (as compared to theirs) by building it yourself (cutting out the middle man, so to speak).

A $600 PC that you built yourself, mostly likely would run circles around a PC that you would buy at Best Buy. Going to customization websites like the one you listed above gives you more options, sure, but they still need to make that money somewhere (mark up).
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For instance, the PC linked is terrible, and if you are actually abroad you need to find a different place. Cyberpower AFAIK does not ship to Europe.
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Wow. Ok, so do you have a particular website or manufacturer you could refer me to?
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If you don't mind building, I can link you all the parts you need to build a PC within your budget, and then a video guide to help you build your PC.

I don't have any recommendations on pre-builts. They are all **** to me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Building it myself is ok, as long as it's no too complicated. I really appreciate all you guys help on this, thanks. And what do you think I could do to improve my current PC?
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