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Old 11-20-2007, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i have a comp that is kinda outdated if you compare with the ones in the market nowadays.Used to be one of the best but that was 3 or 4 years back. This comp is showing signs of old age with frequent blue screens and needing a few restarts to turn it on. Heck it only get like 1 fps on 3d mark. So i was thinking it's probably time to get a new comp. Problem is i have a budget around 1500 bucks and i know little about upgrading comps and all those hardware stuffs. So i hope you guys could help by suggesting what should i do. Whether to sell the whole thing or sell parts of it and putting new ones or whatever. Here are my comp specs:

Pentium 4 3.2 GHz (overheating alot so i had Asus star ice on it)
1 Gb of ram(2 512 mb )
Motherboard D865 PERL
Radeon X1300
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

So can i upgrade it somehow or should i just sell the whole thing for a new one? I use this comp mostly for gaming so any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whats your budget? There really isnt going to be many options for updating the old machine. Check out the sticky for building machines. It's pretty comprehensive.
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You've got almost the same PC as me, and I was planning on building a whole new one this year... until my money had to go towards other things.

With $1500 you could be an amazing system... so your best option might be to just build a new one.
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So i should sell the whole thing?Should i sell the Radeon X1300 too or is it good enough for the new comp?
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I'd get an 8800GT in your new computer. The X1300 is decent, but no where near an 8800GT.
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