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DELL Dimension 5100 UPGRADES HELP


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#1 Ricey83

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 03:15 AM

Hey all.

I'm buying a Dell dimension 5100 today getting it really cheap so I wanna make a project out of it.

I wanna rip it apart and upgrade as much as I can within reason.

Can anyone advise me on what mobo I could put in it to get more ram (4gb in there now) and I wanna get a better cpu + gpu I'd like to run at least win7 64bit on it.

Id wanna put in a 1 or 2TB HDD in... ALSO would I love 2 know would it take a SSD? AFTER A mobo Upgrade like.

Any help il b really happy with. I hope to keep this thread open & keep ye up to date with all i do (change) to d 5100.

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#2 phild0tcom

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 03:42 AM

By cheap I hope you mean free :)

 

You've basically bought yourself an empty case with PSU if you're gonna replace the motherboard.  Cause you'll need motherboard, CPU, RAM.  And good luck squeezing anything in a Dell tower, they dont give you a lot of room to play.



#3 Ricey83

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:27 AM

Yea cheap 30 euro for d 5100, monitor, printer, keyboard & mouse

It's big enough
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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:01 AM

Can anyone give me some advise on a mobo that would fit this?? A mini mo even? Anything  Please. Thanks.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:04 AM

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#7 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 06:14 PM

In my experience Dell computers are generally well made with some interesting design features BUT they use a lot of non-standard parts so that you have to go to Dell for any spares.

 

Since it only cost you €30 and you are willing to put in a new CPU, mobo, RAM and hard drive I would be inclined to bite the bullet and write this €30 off - if you can't find somebody willing to pay you that much for what appears to be a working computer - and buy a new standard case and PSU as well. Their PSUs are the same dimensions as any others but the mains input and switch are differently located, so they won't fit a standard case.

 

Sorry if I am raining on your parade, but that's my opinion !

 

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