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#1 Harris1965

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

OK

 

New tack. Dead 4 yr old HP with lots of "new" upgrades on board.

 

I'm being advised to upgrade to an I5 CPU PC to improve gaming performance.

 

Staples has the Dell Inspiron 660 at a good sale price.

 

Is it a Mini-Tower?

 

If so, does that affect my ability to put in 650 power source and video card from dead HP?

 

Do I REALLY want to start with Windows 8.1?

 

There's also an ASUS with Windows 7 and I5...?

 

Your thoughts.

 

THx.



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:02 PM

Well, it's shorter than the full tower but it's not slim-line. It will handle the PSU fine.

The video card, if it's one of the big double-fan models... well it could be a tight fit. Make sure the new PC has the appropriate expansion slot for the vid-card.

 

I personally wouldn't go with Win 8.1. I would do the Win7 rig. Win7 will be supported till 2020.

 

Also make sure the video card will have the appropriate drivers available for the OS you select.






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