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Old 03-16-2008, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had my hp a400n for a little over 4 years and I am getting tired of it plus I just want something a little more responsive and better video card
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# Intel 2.7GHz Celeron Processor
# 768MB PC2100 DDR Memory
# 80GB Hard Drive
Intel Extreme 3D Graphics with 64MB of Shared Video Memory
Processor looks to be fast but I am just starting out in a computer field so maybe someone can help
Can some of the components be swapped or just let me know
My budget is really tight but not too low
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You're better off building a whole new system. And it doesn't cost much, to build a system that's up to date, and being faster than the one you have now.

Budget? You can still use the optical and hard drive from that system though.
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Around $400
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For just the tower?
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Yea about so maybe a little less
But what will i need
Video card processor and etc
So is that machine that I got now really outdated shouldnt the 2.7 Ghz be fast?
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It may sound fast, because of that number, but this day and age, it's not about speed anymore. Plus, it's a Celeron. And it's architecture is also outdated.

Now it's about dual core processors. Just think of having two processor cores in one CPU chip.
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Yea about so maybe a little less
But what will i need
Video card processor and etc
So is that machine that I got now really outdated shouldnt the 2.7 Ghz be fast?
You'll need:

case, cpu, motherboard, ram, video card, power supply for the essentials. b1g said yo ucould use your existing HDD/optical drives, so that would shave some money off.

And my 2.66ghz (stock) e6750 is faster than your 2.7ghz celeron. Because mine is a dual core, and yours is a single-core celeron (the redneck/budget processors of intel cpus lol).

edit: b1g beat me to it, lol.
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What is the main purpose of this computer, going to be?
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yea, I also would neet a monitor and I see Dell has some good deals on their combos like tower and a monitor for around $500
Or is it better to build something better for that money
Also what will I need to run dual monitors
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Main purpose will mostly be like surfin the net and have some applications running in the background, maybe a little gaming but not to much
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