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2007 PC, upgrade with 100 budget.

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#1 MoltenMizzium


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hey everyone,


I'm still using my Dad's old PC from back in 2007 I believe, back then it was great.. But now, haha not so much!


These are my current specs:



I have a £100 budget, what I would like to achieve out of this upgrade is for certain programs to run quicker.. mainly..


Inkscape (Vector Graphics)


2D Particle Engine

Anime Studio Pro (Animation Software)


My main lag is with inkscape, when I have lots of vectors up, it can seriously lag, under 1fps easily when it gets intense.

However I read that inkscape doesn't utilise the GPU at all.


This isn't really for gaming, it's for my programming/graphics/animation/composing/testing/simulating etc

I know £100 isn't a lot but it's all I got atm.


Thanks for the help!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:03 PM

You cannot move into the future...using yesteryear's hardware :).


System runs XP with 4GB of RAM...if you want faster, you will probably have to use linux or upgrade the motherboard, RAM, and CPU.


I don't see anything that you do that really commands a better system...few apps, none of the usually tiresome nonsense that some users install...with 4GB of RAM that system should be more than adequate for what you (or I) do.


The biggest liability I see is the RAM/CPU combination...lots of improvements have been made since 2007.


For what you would expend on the fastest Intel CPU supported by that board...I could buy a decent board, an AMD CPU that exceeds/equals the output of the Intel socket 775 processor...and 8GB of faster RAM. 



Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2013 - 06:04 PM.

#3 myopinion


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:25 PM

You can get both these upgrades for less than 100 bucks if you shop wisely:


Upgrade your CPU to an E7600. See performance comparison here:



Upgrade your GS8400 to an ATI 5450 or better ( I had the 8400 and did not like it at all). See performance comparison here:



Shop wisely and good luck.

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