Upgrading. Better suggestions?
Hi. Going to upgrade my system over a period of now 'til next summer, one piece at a time... Hey, I only make 60 bucks a week! Jeez.
Specs right now are:
Socket 478 Via P4MA (With leaky capacitors. Uh oh.)
Intel Celeron 1.8GHz with 128kb L2 Cache
640MB 266mhz DDR RAM (128 + 512)
No video card, on board
No sound card, on board
LG 16X DVD +/- RW DL, CD-RW
LG 52x32x52 CD-RW
120 GB IDE Hard Drive
450 Watt A-Link PSU
No case fans (Lmao...)
Doesn't run hot, usually around 30-40 degrees. Can barely run any new-ish games whatsoever.
In this order, I think I'm going to upgrade:
Two Thermaltake 80mm Silent Cat case fans
GEForce FX5200 AGP (Could change...)
Cheapish motherboard, probably a Jetway or MSI. Gotta' support a 533mhz FSB atleast.
Celeron Processor, around 2.5 to 3 GHz, atleast 256kb L2 cache
Cheapest Enermax PSU I can find.
Throw away the 128mb stick (no, not literally), get another 512 for 1 gig.
I won't be doing heavy gaming. And I have a LOT of other stuff to be spending money on along with this, so it'll be a slow progress.
Anyone know if any of these upgrades are unneccesary?