Originally posted by jayhawker01
I don't think we really answered his question. First of all building your new computer may cost you about 650 bucks. I hada job at 17 but he may not. To answer your question about upgrading your Dell it is hard to say without looking at that specific machine. I know that PCI video card is way outdated. Get an AGP card. I would have another stick of 512 in there as well. I had and Hewlett Packard where I was able to upgrade anything so I'm not sure if your dell would apply. I'm here to help and just thinking about your budget. If you have no budget I say start building a new pc.
Dayem, a member who actually cared enough and was smart enough to directly respond to a poster's question rather than ramble on about how great he is about computers. Thanks man.
JayHawker, I bought a Dell 4100 Dimensions a few years ago, and they are very easy to upgrade. I have upgraded my burner, HDD drive, added RAM, added a NIC, upgraded my DVD drive, flashed by BIOS (provided by Dell's website), and even added a 3rd HDD to load Mandrake. ALL with no problems whatsoever. Anyone who spouts off saying things like Dell's can't be upgraded just haven't tried it themselves and is simply regurgitating some sh*t they heard on the internet.