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post #1 of 12
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If you all look below this post you will see what i call "The Bane Of Life" its currently all stock except Ati Rage Fury Pro a friend gave me so we will see what we can do. As i said in the title i am new and do not know much. Can anyone give me suggestions on new parts or if anyone has extra parts it would be appreciated. It's an old comp i just need to be pointed in the right direction. I want to surprise people when they see this old dell and think its simply a piece.
 
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RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
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post #2 of 12
Woah, nice old system you have there! I still have a P4 floating around somewhere...

Anyways, firstly, that computer is completely out of date, there is nothing there you will be able to use again(except maybe the DVD drive if it has one), you will have to build a new one from scratch(assuming you are comfortable with building) if you want something even remotely modern. Before we even start recommending parts, what is your budget?

oh and welcome to OCN! smile.gif
post #3 of 12
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Thanks much for the welcome and im not sure of a budget yet id like to keep it reasonable and i know its old i mainly think i want to build a new one in the case then anyone that sees it will be completely shocked haha i want to work it into a gaming rig eventually
 
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CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
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Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
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post #4 of 12
Welcome to teh OCN! biggrin.gif

like jackeyjoe said, you might as well show that PC off now, but starting with a budget and purpose is the way to start smile.gif
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I just want to build in the case the rest can be replaced... im thinking maybe a 500$ budget that can be done little by little over time
 
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
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CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
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Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by bored32 View Post

I just want to build in the case the rest can be replaced... im thinking maybe a 500$ budget that can be done little by little over time

Unfortunately the problem with your current hardware is that I doubt it'll even be interchangeable with current hardware(assuming it is a 478 P4), not to mention the dell case most likely uses proprietary mounting. I suggest doing it all in one hit, it'll make things many times easier for you and you'd be surprised what you can put together with $500 smile.gif
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
500$ is not ideal im very short on cash but i was trying to be realistic i dont know much about computers
 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
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RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by bored32 View Post

500$ is not ideal im very short on cash but i was trying to be realistic i dont know much about computers

ok then, what's an ideal amount? Assuming you can spend more money down the line...
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
200-300 of course i would be looking to continue upgrading over time
 
My "First Born"
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
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Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
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Windows 7 Windows 8 Corsair cx 750 Haf xb 
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My "First Born"
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i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW EVGA GTX 670 FTW 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)  Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100  
CoolingKeyboardPowerCase
ARCTIC Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler Corsair Vengeance K60 Black/Metal USB Wired Gam... CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 (CMPSU-8... COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1  
Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus Sabertooth Z77 Intel HD Graphics 2000 (GT2) XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
Kingston  Kingston  Hitachi Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 
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post #10 of 12
That won't give you much to game on, but if you'd like, get an i3 CPU with Intel graphics for now, you might be able to get a bundle with a motherboard at a good deal, and assuming you keep your keyboard, mouse, HDD and operating system, you can save plenty of cash.
And don't worry about not knowing a lot, once you start to learn, you pick it up fast thumb.gif
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Crucial MX300 WD Caviar Blue 500 Gb Crucial MX300 Corsair H100i 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Manjaro Win10 lg29um58 Ducky One TKL RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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