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Old 02-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay so I got this PC years back and have just recently thrown myself into the pit of the 'Nerd', Basically meaning i've got into computers alot and wanted to upgrade my PC a little bit;

I have CPU-Z, GPU-Z and RealTemp so I can monitor shiz etc.

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Intel Core 2 Duo (E4500) @ 2.20GHz,
Worst motherboard _ ( Foxconn CN15235 - Packard Bell BV, PT890-8237A)
Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB Card _...
2GB DDR2 RAM I think it's 250MHz ._."
S-ATA 250GB HDD,
400W PSU.

Is there anything I can do to reclaim the shine to this anceient peice of tech? (preferabely with 80 hahahaa, Which I highly doubt)

I'm going to take my comp apart and take notes ,so i'm taking the comp apart as you read this :P

What should I upgrade at the moment? I have about 80 which is about $120.

Suggestions please ?
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SSD, PSU, GFX
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm doubting I can do much with this PC, it kinda sucked from the start, bearing in mind got this in like 2007/2008 |:
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^save that money, then save some more, and some more, then build a new computer, perhaps sell this one and use the money towards a new computer as well.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How much do you reckon i'd get for this? I've added a pic to show the detailed specs;



Is there any new gear that's be out in the summer (around July time)? I would have saved up around 700 - 800 ($1,000 - 1,$200), I could potentially fully max it to 1,100 which is around $1,700 :P
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^ i honestly don't really know, maybe 200-300 bucks.
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Any info on the upcoming CPU's, GPU's, Mobo's etc.?
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Fermi is due to release some time in the next little while. I have not really kept up with the details, but i think it is slated for april. (fermi is nvidia's new gpu;s)
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