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Make sure that all the components are still compatible with the MOBO too, if it is sooo ancient, sometimes the compatibility is not there with the newer mobos
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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Im trying to convince my grandfather to get a new comp because his is SO aincent.
Right now this is what i have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811138101
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220537

In total its like 202$ after shipping i think.
We already have a HDD and DVD drive, and that case comes with a sufficient PSU to power his rig. He does occasional light gaming (pogo, poker) and my cousins like to play online games (runescape, club penguin, addicting games) so i thot 4gb RAM is well more than enough, but it is only like 10$ more than 2gb so why not? And same with the tri-core 10$ more than a dual. Any other suggestions/ideas?
Do you need an OS? I can sell you a Vista Home Premium or Business (32 or 64 bit) or Win7 Pro. PM me for more info.
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post #13 of 16
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There are plenty of better cases for nearly the same price i.e. HEC Blitz or Rosewill Destroyer.

Spend the little extra (less after rebate) on better RAM such as Corsair XMS3 or PNY XLR8 or HyperX Blu [if it comes back in stock by tomorrow].

Athlon II x2 with the bigger L2 cache/core may be a better choice, i.e. slightly better on the performance side of things, since whatever apps they use probably won't use more than 2 cores anyway.
I bought a HEC Blitz when it was on sale for a spare. It is a decent case.
    
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It was funny when XD thought that memory OC-ability was important for an OCN members MOM recently who couldn't care less... Now we're talking about grandpa. XD has maintained the position that "ordinary" memory is somehow not good enough for anyone who lives on this planet...

Option A: XD is oblivious to the situation.
Option B: XD is making a really funny joke.

So... which is it? Should we start a poll?

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Hello OP,

Don't worry about the RAM, just get a 4GB kit like you had in mind and keep it cheap. Pick out a PSU separate the case if possible and pick a reputable brand, this will reduce the likelihood of headaches later on (Antec 400W is $35 now on the egg). Try to use combo specials. If the HD you intend to use is an old IDE drive, make sure the mobo you are buying supports an IDE bus. IDE is going away pretty fast.
Perceived performance from a machine can be related to HD speed. Try to incorporate a new drive if possible,
     
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post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by PhRe4k View Post
I also suggest the Rosewill Destroyer, for 50 bucks it's a pretty badass budget case, looks pretty good and has decent airflow

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ll%20destroyer

Edit- $10 off with a promo code with newegg
No, my grandfather wants somthing that looks "stock", plus that case came with a PSU. And i will substitute the athlonx2 for a bigger L2 cache x2
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
No, my grandfather wants somthing that looks "stock"
Craigslist
Find old ATX PC/ATX case for free or so
Done
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