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#1 jbob0124

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:46 PM

I was recently given an older PC from a family member.  It's current condition:

 

- MotherBoard - MS-7325

- CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Socket AM2 (940)

- Ram - DDR2 (2GB total) PC2-5300

- Graphics Card - GeForce 7600 GS (G73) 256Mb

 

It has a few bells and whistle such as extra fan's, lights, wireless card etc. but Im not too concerned about those.

 

Would it be worth upgrading any of the main components such as the cpu, ram or graphics card, or is the motherboard simply too outdated and not worth it?  I would need to buy a new HD for it as well as the ones currently at my disposal are just as old, if not older so not worth risking.

 

Thanks in advance.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:15 PM

That system is really to outdated to upgrade. What would your budget be for a new one? What would you use it for?

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:40 AM

The budget, less then what it would cost to buy something new. Not too much a few hundred. It would be a development type machine. Nothing that would require lots of resources, but more then my laptop would be nice. Visual studios would be the most taxing on it.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 08:23 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1625896

 

Looks like it would be cheaper and much better to simply buy new.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:36 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1625896
 
Looks like it would be cheaper and much better to simply buy new.


That is the problem pc builders face: we can't compete in the lower end market. Good luck with your purchase.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

Yesterday I started shopping around looking at getting the individual parts.  Found 3.0Ghz cpu, 8gigs of ram and a video card for around $150 with shipping.  Then I stumbled across the combo section on newegg.  I probably won't buy the one I posted a link to, but it definitely shows the difference with the old compared to new.  I figured with the system being that old I'd easliy find some cheap parts.

 

Oh well, thanks for the input anyway.






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