Re: Which of these is the better choice?
Guys, I really appreciate your input on my first question here. As I've spent quite a bit of time reading and researching, I've become insanely interested in possibly doing a self-build, or rather a self upgrade. I currently have a 5-6 year old Dell Dimension 2400. I will paste the current specs according to PC Wizard at the bottom. Like I said earlier, I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I do play Poker across multiple sites(as many as 4 at a time). I also like to stream sporting events and movies as well. I can make do with what I have now, but I would like to gradually improve the system as a whole. Once I finish, the case may be the only original part. I want to do it as spare money permits. What would be a good gameplan as far as order of replacement, brand of parts, etc.? MOBO/CPU replacement? PSU replacement? Graphics/Video card? I'd also like to be able stream to my TV. Please keep in mind that I'm a newbie, so I may be asking the wrong questions or giving the wrong information. Thanks for any help.
Mainboard : Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548
Chipset : Intel i845G
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 2400 MHz
Physical Memory : 1536 MB
Video Card : Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Hard Disk : WDC (40 GB)
CD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8481B
DVD-Rom Drive : _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A
Monitor Type : HF229 - 22 inches
Network Card : BCM440x 10/100 Integrated Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c