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I have a legacy build. It's an older gateway 510X. I have the same old case. The specs are as follow and remember its legacy. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for some upgrades.


Case: 510X original Case
Motherboard: Unknown Intel Socket 478
RAM: Kingston 2 1GB and 2 256MBs = 2.5GB DDR1
GPU: Nvidia FX5500
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz (1 core)
PSU: 500Watt Xion
HDD: Seagate 250GB 5400RPM IDE
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post #2 of 9
i would look at getting a whole new system! what is your budget?
post #3 of 9
Best thing to do here is buy a whole new computer, you'll get better results cause your system right now is a dinosaur. You can do a lot with a budget build actually, just gatta do some looking around and lots of research to get the most out of your money
    
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Thread Starter 
No. I already have a great pc. I just want to keep this as a keepsake and upgrade it a little. Just for a little fun.
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I would like help on turning this older pc into a Home Server. I know windows home server is dead. What are some alternatives???
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post #6 of 9
Ubuntu may work for the computer, they have a desktop and server build. 32 bit and 64, however you may have to look for older versions. I did try and slap ubuntu on an old 1ghz celeron with 256mb ram and it worked just fine. But I had some trouble trying to find drivers for the wifi card that was in the computer. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
     
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BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
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AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
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Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
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post #7 of 9
just noticed you have ubuntu on your desktop lol. What sorts of games do you run on your gaming box?
     
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Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrccomputer View Post

I would like help on turning this older pc into a Home Server. I know windows home server is dead. What are some alternatives???
check out puppy linux, fatdog64, lubuntu, or xubuntu. that will be a start!
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

check out puppy linux, fatdog64, lubuntu, or xubuntu. that will be a start!

No I need something for a home server or a media server.


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Originally Posted by aHumanBeing View Post

just noticed you have ubuntu on your desktop lol. What sorts of games do you run on your gaming box?

My super powerful gaming rig is ubuntu so I'm familiar with linux.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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LG EB2442T-BN Logitech K800 Cougar CMX 1000 NZXT Phantom 410 
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