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Old 09-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats good everybody..im new to the site...obviously ...but im looking forward to getting as much info anywhere i can. Ive been interested in computers for about 10years. I've done few upgrades pertaining to software/OS but still a little shaky on a few other hardware issues. But i want to re-do my desktop.

I have a Dell Dimension 4700..fried my motherboard putting it into a Super 939 Mid-Tower ATX PC Case/550w 9" Mega Side Fan. But im not sure where some of the new cable components connect to the new motherboard..i have a Pentium 4, 2.8ghz processor so i was told to get a 478 socket board for compatibility(chip has pins) and i still have the 1gb of ram.but would want to upgrade later on

I know its a lot for a first post lol but any help, pointers or advice would be greatly appreciated
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What's your budget?
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm looking to spend up to $200(flexible) i already ordered an Intel i875 Chipset Socket 478 Motherboard C27085.
Curently:
Ram 1 Gb(2x256mb and 1x512mb)..looking to upgrade to one 1gb ram or a 2gb
Processor: Pentium 4 2.8ghz
Case: Super 939 Mid-Tower ATX PC Case/550w 9" Mega Side Fan

What are some other specs should i look for if any to really make it a worthwhile upgrade
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Can you cancel the order?

* AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (Model: ADX635WFGMBOX)
* GIGABYTE AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G Micro ATX Motherboard (Model: GA-MA74GM-S2)
* WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory (Model: 3AMD2800-2G2K-R)

Combo Price: $175.00 + about $10 shipping

If you can cancel the mobo order, use the money to get a third party CPU cooler. I am using this one:
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
$29.99 w/free shipping
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea i can cancel it...this other bundle pack is all and more so its definitely worth it
cant wait to see how it turns out...ill b sure to let you know

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No sweat, mate. With tech as old as what you currently have it's just not worth the cost to keep it up. Especially with as cheap as some of today's tech is.
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