Motherboard /processor upgrade ?

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'kin hell what a depressing thought
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On 18/12/2012 20:46, robgraham wrote:

Dell build good solid machines for a good price - but they tend to use non-standard components. You may find the PSU has an odd connector, for example.
In any case at that age _everything_ in the system will be past its sell-by date.
Scrap, and buy new.
No. Buy new, copy all your data off, then put the old one in a cupboard for at least a year :)
Andy
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OK guys, lets go back to square one where this enquiry started. If I go to WOC, say, looking for a box that has a M/B + memory and a PSU in it, which is all I need in that I have perfectly good DVD drives and a new H/D already, what ....
1 M/B do I go for ? 2 Do I need a video card ?
I did a trial run on WOC for such and ended up spending over 500, which doesn't quite match up with the 250 that was being quoted as typical.
Rob
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On 24/12/12 22:19, robgraham wrote:

go for the cheapest one with processor in and the cheapest mini case/

Not if you are not gaming. full screen flash may struggle a bit too. Otherwise get the cheapests NVidia (geoforce)

You buy too high.
cheapest case. Cheapst M'board with processor. 4GB ram cheap geoforce card.
SATA disk DVD R/W - cheapest.
Windows if you want it.

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On 24/12/12 22:24, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

This is what I came up with - includes windows and no video card.
But unless you need to run windows to support some application, I'd install Linux.
G550V Intel® DH61CR inc Intel® Celeron® 2.6GHz 2MB Cache Intel® HD Graphics £74           Micro-ATX Micro Tower ATX Case High Efficiency 80Plus 300W PSU     £46          KVR1333D3N9/4G 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM £14          ST250DM000 Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM 16MB SATA 6Gb/s     £40          SH-W163A-BL Samsung Internal 22xDVD-RW SATA Black £18          Win8-64 Microsoft OEM Windows 8 64Bit £74          Total ex-vat £266.00 Total inc-vat £319.20

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On 24/12/2012 22:19, robgraham wrote:

For example - looking at my normal supplier:      KINGSTON 4GB 1333MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 CL9 DIMM MEMORY
ASUS P8H61-MX USB3, INTEL H61, MATX, LGA1155, 2 D3 1333, VGA, DVI, 1 X PCIE16, USB3
INTEL CORE I3-2120 DUAL CORE,1155, 3.3GHZ, SANDY BRIDGE, HD GFX, 5GTS, 3MB CACHE
AOPEN MICRO ATX CASE, H425E, 400W PSU, BLACK, FRONT USB AND AUDIO
I could do you for 193 inc VAT & delivery
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