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Old 06-29-2004, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I got a new computer

For my birthday my grandfather gave me his dell, cause he got a new dell. Yes a dell. Im planning on upgrading it to a decent comp for me so I can get off the family computer. Here are the stats
Dell Demension 4500
Windows XP Home
Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHZ
128 mb RAM
37.2 GB HD
DVD Drive
CDRW Drive
Floppy Drive
ATI Rage 128 Ultra 32 mb
CNet Pro200wl-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SoundMax Intregated Digital Audio
I cant believe he paid 700 bucks for that crap.
I have a ATI 9600 Pro to put in, and a spare 40 gb drive.
I have 400 bucks, what should I do?
I know I want a better case, this one has 250 or 280 power supply and it has a dell logo, which has to go.
It is going to be for gaming.

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Old 06-29-2004, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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400 bucks? with my 400 bucks I got the mobo, ram and cpu on my signature.. from newegg.. your radeon is good enough.. all you need is a new sound card and you can hand down the crappy dell..

I would say, add $20-50 for a case (really nice ones in newegg) and $50-70 for a sound card, all together 500'ish bucks you just went from crap to good.

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Old 06-29-2004, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Put in that extra Hard Drive and get a new video card and more memory, that should do ya just fine.
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, that'll do it
15'' Macbook Pro
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz
x1600 128MB
Windows XP/Mac OSX 10.5

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