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Confirmation of an Upgrade

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Auslander, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    Well, it's about the time for me to upgrade my dad's computer. he wants it moving at a decent pace before he goes back to schoool in about a month. currently, the computer is an old gateway compie running at about 900 MHz. only thing it really needs is a mobo/processor swap and some new fans (currently has NONE). my budget is around $250 USD. i can get the fans on my own, lol, but i'm hoping someone can check out my mobo/proc ideas and confirm they will work.

    here's the mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-478&depa=1

    and here's the processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-377&depa=1

    think these will work? can i use the stock heatsink and thermal paste that come with it? is there anything else i really need? i appreciate all help. this is all to give me the comfidence to build my own from scratch, lol, and all posts are welcomed.
     
  2. EYEShurt

    EYEShurt Regular member

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    cant see anything wrong with that you could buy a 2500+ oem buy a aftermarket fan and oc it to 3200+ and spend xtra on some more ram or something like that
     
  3. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    if the setup i listed will work, i'm goin with it then. i don't want to OC or do anything to my dad's computer, mainly because he knows nothing about them and i don't trust him with anything too complex. plus i want something that will run relatively cool on a small amount of fans because i don't think anyone will do maintenence on it once i move out.
     
  4. EYEShurt

    EYEShurt Regular member

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    lol too true .happy upgrade!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. ianski7

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    Hey! If you going to step up to a faster machine you should seriosly condider purchasing a new case........
    they are relatively cheap=$30+ with 300w power supply.
    If the case you have is a mid tower or better you should be ok, but if its a desktop buy/get a case with proper air circulation and an up to date power supply.
    GOOD LUCK

    ianski7
     
  6. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    it's a desktop, but it's still a good case. a nice big one with plenty of room for stuff, and it will be easy to add fans to. it only has a 145 watt power supply, so i'm going to stick in an extra 200 watt i have lying around. it's not gonna do anything crazy. the 200 was powering way more than this will. thanks for the advice, but i think what i have planne will probably work fine.
     

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