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Upgrading 8 year old comp


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#1 Younis7

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:12 AM

Hi
I've got a tv 24 inch so don't need a monitor.
I've got to buy on credit so prices will be inflated

My current comp is Dell inspiron 530 from 2007 so I'm guessing anything will be an upgrade?

Don't play games.

Was looking at this
I'm guessing it's overpriced
http://www.homeessentials.co.uk/shop/zoostorm-win-10-pentium-desktop-pc/qq975/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=3500#colour:,size:

If that's no good are any of these??


http://www.homeessentials.co.uk/shop/tablets-laptops-pcs/technology/1/_/N-1ytvy7n/products/show.action?type=cmr&hnid=11187126&cm_sp=IHM-Technology-_-ShopByCategory-_-Tablets%2CLaptopsandPCs#/shop/desktop-pcs/tablets-laptops-pcs/technology/1/_/N-1ytvy7m/products/show.action?hnid=11175398&type=cmr

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#2 Younis7

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

Also found this but read no graphics card. Is this any good and what's the difference between normal pc and gaming one

Thanks
http://www.jdwilliams.co.uk/shop/zoostorm-amd-gaming-desktop/qq982/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=3500#colour:,size:

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:43 AM

Somebody else here on the forum can answer your hardware questions but If this computer specs out like shown here then you can install a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu and it would run very well as long as there are no hardware issues. Ubuntu or Mint would run rings around vista and your chances of getting a malware infection are close to zero.



#4 Younis7

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:45 AM

No offence mate but I'm not comp savvy and no idea what you mean

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:51 AM

Linux is another operating system. Depending on how you use the computer and what programs you run it is a good substitute for Windows. 

 

Is there any problem with the computer? Is it running slow? Dell gives the option to reset the computer back to a factory state if the recovery partition is intact but you would need to backup your data first and any programs you installed after purchase would need to be reinstalled.



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Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:53 AM

No mate my hard drive is failing and after 8 years time to upgrade

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

Okay, no problem. Somebody should be around to answer your questions.  Good Luck.


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 September 2015 - 11:10 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:33 PM

Will any of them be much much faster than my Dell 530 from 2007?

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:52 PM

Your link in post#2 does not have a graphics card because the graphics chip is part of the CPU itself. It is a Radeon R7 chip.The AMD A10-7700K is shown here.

 

Here is a review of the CPU. Radeon R7 graphics is shown here. I would not call the computer a gaming PC. 

 

 

Your present computer has a intel E-2160 shown here. The above computer will be much faster. Your graphics is a Geforce 8300GS. Here is the benchmark. The Radeon R7 is much faster than the 8300GS.

 

You can use the benchmark links above to compare the computers in your other links. 

 

 

 



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:54 PM

Thanks
How can a gaming machine not have a graphics card. Seems very odd

Which of the 2 would you opt for?

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:10 PM

Personally, I would go with the A10 processor. If you compare the CPU marks the A10 is faster. I am not a big fan of intel graphics too which is what the computer in your first link has. Even the Radeon R7 on the A10 CPU is faster than the intel HD graphics.  Because you are not going to play games, then the A10 should be fine. You don't plan on doing any graphics intensive such as using Photoshop are you?

 

Edit: If you have a Staples near you, you can see what they offer in the way of notebooks or desktops. They may have a good sale in the store.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:11 PM

No I don't use photoshop
Is it a poor graphics card?

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:13 PM

Does the 1st one have a graphics card? How come some do and some don't?

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:14 PM

The graphics on the CPU should be fine for ordinary computer work like browsing and checking your email. It is an okay graphics chip for doing normal computer work.

 

Edit: the first one has a graphics chip that is part of the motherboard. The A10 has a graphics chip that is part of the CPU. The computers that have discrete graphics cards are usually more expensive. There may not be a graphics chip on the motherboard or part of the CPU so it would require a separate graphics card. 


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:18 PM

http://www.homeessentials.co.uk/shop/zoostorm-win-10-core-i5-desktop-pc/qq976/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=3500#colour:,size:
http://www.homeessentials.co.uk/shop/dell-inspiron-core-i3-desktop-pc/mh371/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=3500

Can you check these 2 when you have a minute and tellme if worth paying £100 more. I'm guessing the i5 is better than the i3?




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