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Hi Intel Enthusiasts,
It's me again with the old P4, and please don't cringe when you see the following pics. This HP computer was bought back in 2005 ish and was modded in a variety of ways.
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My question is, if I want to spend around $50-$100 dollars maximum, what kind of upgrade options are there? A new case so it doesn't cause any further eyesore? A new hard drive because they're dirt cheap? I was thinking of upgrading the CPU but that would mean changing the mobo and RAM altogether . I'm an AMD user so I'm totally newb at this. What do you guys think? Any suggestion/recommendation is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Crayons - 7/16/11 at 8:46pm
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Hi Intel Enthusiasts,


My question is, if I want to spend around $50-$100 dollars maximum, what kind of upgrade options are there?

I'm sure you could upgrade the motherboard and CPU on the cheap (very cheap lol). Maybe if you spend just a bit more you could get to Sandy Bridge...

EDIT:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130603
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115078
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820145322

Just under $200.

or even http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=60593&v...Bundle%20Deals but you will need to find some cheap RAM.
Edited by samywamy10 - 7/16/11 at 8:55pm
 
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what are your immediate needs?a hundred bucks wont get you far..but we'll see.
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I'm sure you could upgrade the motherboard and CPU on the cheap (very cheap lol). Maybe if you spend just a bit more you could get to Sandy Bridge...
I think so too~unfortunately I don't have the req Rep to use the marketplace here, good deals are slipping out of my hands everyday
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what are your immediate needs?a hundred bucks wont get you far..but we'll see.
My grandpa is actually the user of the PC, from him I can sense that he wants a faster boot up and programs to react more responsively in general. On the other hand, I've been wanting to get rid of that aluminum cooler since day 1, maybe that's an option too?
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My grandpa is actually the user of the PC, from him I can sense that he wants a faster boot up and programs to react more responsively in general. On the other hand, I've been wanting to get rid of that aluminum cooler since day 1, maybe that's an option too?
I've edited my post with some CPU and mobo upgrades, but the things your grandpa wants could come from an SSD.

This is plenty for grandpa-ly like things, such as internet, email...that's pretty much all. I assume you don't have a high-tech grandpa who plays WoW or anything lol.
 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo T9300 @ 2.5ghz GeForce 8400M GS 4GB Intel X-25M 80gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
Replaced with 200gb 7200rpm Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 3x HP 2311f 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo T9300 @ 2.5ghz GeForce 8400M GS 4GB Intel X-25M 80gb 
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