Up Grade help for older Desk Top - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-21-2006, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Default Up Grade help for older Desk Top

I would like to upgrade my 12 year olds computer. It is an original Compaq 5360 Presario. It is in a mini tower. I would like to upgade the CPU and Mobo, as well as memory. The unit is used mainley for Instant Messaging, and some online gaming sites. Please give some advice that would keep the upgrade around $300.00-$400.00. Your time and advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
__________________

ppik is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 408
Send a message via AIM to neweyedeya18
Default

you could build a computer for 400 bucks, scrap that computer, no offense but its not worth it. if u want one of us can help put a super cheap pc together for you. im sure you can also buy a comp (maybe not because of how new you are) from the buy/sell threads. in a lil bit ill put one together for you on newegg.com
__________________

__________________
neweyedeya18 is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 12:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
aliasaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default

ya, keep the monitor and the other peripherals, and just buy a new comp altogether. for instant messaging comp $400 is enough. give us a bit more detail on your current computer and we could tell you what you could scavange from it.
__________________
"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 12:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for the quick re-ply! I have a mid tower with a 300 watt ps that I can use. I also have floppy and cd drives. I'm using a wireless card for internet that I would rob from the old unit.The info then I think I need would be the Mobo,cpu,video card, and sound card. Again I appreciate your help. Thanks PPIK
ppik is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 01:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
aliasaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default

k well might as well put up my view on things..

msi mobo w/ integrated video and pci-express slot for future upgrade $69

athlon64 3000+ venice $135

corsair value ram 1gb (2 X 512) $66.25

250gb seage HD, SATA, NCQ $90

case $30

total: $390.24
__________________
"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 01:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
aliasaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,400
Default

i hope the powersupply you have is good enough. but there's nothing power hungry here, so until you add a video card (which you won't need to unless your 12yr old decides to play Doom3 or something..), the 300watt should suffice. you can stick in your optical and floppy drives in there. and you also have to add taxes and shipping which i didn't.. so you'll go a bit over $400.

if you have to buy anything else, then you'll have to downgrade to socket 754 to stay within budget...
__________________
"Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand." -Confucius
aliasaid is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 01:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 408
Send a message via AIM to neweyedeya18
Default

dvd-rom/burner 38$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131267

case 25$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811154017

hard drive 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148039

motherboard 43$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813128286R

cpu 135$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127128

EDIT: any cheap ram

365$ including shipping to my zip anyways

add an os/ for about 100 bucks and its mid 400's but for a new computer you cant beat that, if u were going to upgrade a 12 yr old presario you would probably just buy new mobo/cpu/vid card but you would have to find all the parts used from someone. hope that helps, good luck with whatever you do, (worst case scenario buy a cheap dell desktop, it will run circles around that 450mhz cpu in the compaq)
__________________
neweyedeya18 is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 01:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 408
Send a message via AIM to neweyedeya18
Default

[QUOTE]Originally posted by aliasaid
[B]k well might as well put up my view on things..

haha i was just putting together a list when u posted... my b, good list tho, just add an OS unless willing to run linux or other freeware...
__________________
neweyedeya18 is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 10:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks Guys you've been great!
ppik is offline  
Old 03-22-2006, 11:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 211
Send a message via Yahoo to JohnnyX
Default

That mobo is 9.6" x 9.6" make sure it will fit in your case...
__________________

__________________
The enemy of my enemy might just be my enemy¬Ö
JohnnyX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.