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Dell XPS 710 H2C upgrade/build suggestions


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#1 VioD

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

Hi all!
 
So I have an old Dell XPS 710 H2C that I would like to upgrade as much as possible and don't know where to begin.  The thing is pretty old (2007), and has slowed down quite a bit over the years and has been used mostly for basic office work as of late. I'd like to change that and get it back in gaming condition.
 
Here are the specs; any suggestions on what can be replaced would be much appreciated. Thank you all in advance:
 
- Intel Core2 Extreme processor QX6700 (3.20GHz,Overclocked) w/Dual Core Technology and 8MB cache
- 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
- Dual 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX
- Serial ATA2 RAID 1 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives
- No Floppy Drive
- Vista
- 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW
- X-Fi PCI Sound Card
- Ageia PhysX Processor
- Dozer Chassis
- Motherboard 7-slot BTX
- 750-watt Power Supply
- Copper Heat Sink
- Two 120mm x 38mm front fans
 
 
- VioD


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:34 PM

I think an SSD and new GPU are in order. Other then that, you can't do much except buy a new one.

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

 

Hi all!
 
So I have an old Dell XPS 710 H2C that I would like to upgrade as much as possible and don't know where to begin.  The thing is pretty old (2007), and has slowed down quite a bit over the years and has been used mostly for basic office work as of late. I'd like to change that and get it back in gaming condition.
 
Here are the specs; any suggestions on what can be replaced would be much appreciated. Thank you all in advance:
 
- Intel Core2 Extreme processor QX6700 (3.20GHz,Overclocked) w/Dual Core Technology and 8MB cache
- 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
- Dual 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX
- Serial ATA2 RAID 1 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives
- No Floppy Drive
- Vista
- 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW
- X-Fi PCI Sound Card
- Ageia PhysX Processor
- Dozer Chassis
- Motherboard 7-slot BTX
- 750-watt Power Supply
- Copper Heat Sink
- Two 120mm x 38mm front fans
 
 
- VioD

 

Viod,

 

What is your budget for the upgrades?

 

That will give us a better response to your post.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:09 PM

Yes, budget is most important to know when your building a computer, since prices vary due to brand, speed, type its hard to say how everything might come out too.  Another key thing to know is what do you usually do on the computer?  Do you play games alot? Video rendering/editing?  Browsing?  Work?  Id Recommend SSD, and Windows 7.  Motherboard, CPU, Hard Drive, Graphics card are key things you wanna look for in terms of performance and graphics.  You can use the same case if you get the same form factor for it, ATX/MiniATX.  Ram youd probably wanna upgrade to DDR3 at least for a brand new custom buiId.  I say if you have the money you should make a brand new build, if not ... save your money to make a brand new build.  If your looking for simple upgrades that you can do now?  Upgrade that drive from mechanical to SSD (you'll still be able to take the SSD with you to your new build).  You'll be able to use your 500gb drives on your new build drives and power supplies you c an take with you.  I'd save the fans if I were to replace them always handy to have.  PSU you can also bring over.






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