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Old 06-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to upgrade one of my computers. It is an old Dell Dimension desktop. It has Ubuntu on it. I am looking to upgrade some of the parts. Specifically, I need some kind of wireless card. I am also going to look into getting a larger hard drive(I have 80gb at the moment), and perhaps a new graphics card. I don't want to spend too much money, but I'm willing to spend enough on a decent, well recommended part, if anyone has any suggestions?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What series # dimension? Need to be able to look-up the specs to recommend anything.
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Oh ya sorry, it's a Dell Dimension 3100
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Are these the right specs?
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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-N180UBE IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter (1T2R) / 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Download Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP

Since you only have PCI slots you don't have a lot of choices. the best you are going to get is this:
Newegg.com - HIS H545H512P Radeon HD 5450 Silence 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

Heck, while you are at it...
Newegg.com - Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR533D2K2/2GR
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