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But then it beeing a DELL, the mounting holes are problably all over the place (My Packard Bell is too) And then youl need a new CPU and Cooler, which may be too much for the PSU and its a chain reaction...
True, at this point in time it's not even worth working on a computer that old.

It would probably be a good idea to either A. buy a new desktop or B. Build your own.

B is highly recommended.
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You can buy the exact parts at a fraction of the price of a OEM computer. Trust us!

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Eh, I don't know about that. Overall, equivalent builds are usually close to the same price for me with them only being less expensive some of the time(especially if I'm not including expensive software rolleyes.gif). However, for similar prices you get a better computer in every single way. Storage, RAM, motherboard, PSU(big one here), cooler, case, and fans. Whereas when you get an OEM computer you're paying for the CPU, the HDD(which will usually always suck) and the GPU (if there is one). RAM being so cheap today that the horrible specced ram they include can hardly count.

Only case where I'd imagine similar builds being significantly cheaper custom built is if you are building a $500+ computer and are doing a lot of the 'upgrade' options. If you just get a $400 wal-mart computer then I think my scenario would apply.


I'd include some of my bookmarked on overclocking but since you didn't mention moving towards a platform in particular I feel it'd be a waste. If you're bored and would like to save some potential time, then I'd look into RT7 Lite(custom windows) and then Seans Windows 7 SSD guide(and maybe some of his SSD guides in general) to learn a few things.

Looking into custom windows builds you can learn a bit about important parts of the system, services, processes, etc# and you can make the OS run better/take up less space which is always nice. PM me if you'd like a few pointers on that in particular.
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My current rig ive picked parts off add up £370 online, if I go to get a quote from a manufacturuer or barebone builder they go over th e550 mark?!?!
     
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