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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Kamran, May 16, 2004.

  1. Kamran

    Kamran Regular member

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    I have one of those old desktop pc's you the ones that you could put your monitor on. well i was wondering if it was possible to convert those to a normal standing up one and how hard it was to achieve this?
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Not very hard depending on your capacity to handle dismantling and reassemblin the comp. All you have to do is take everything out and insatall it into the new case. :) A phillips screwdriver should be all you need.
     
  3. Kamran

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    It's an old compaq one, how har do you think it would be installing new usbs on it? and a ethernet card? also the monitor that came with is broken but i tried putting my new pcs normal monitor and it wouldnt fit because on the desktop there is one hole missing for the pin which is wiered. do u think i could just install a new monitor connector or i have to buy a old monitor
     
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    Usb, ethernet, video card, case? Sounds more like you need a new computer. As hardware developement progresses some backward compatability will be lost, if your computer is several years old, new hardware will not necesarilly work correctly without other additions, i.e. a new power supply. You can find a decent computer, in terms of what you have now, on ebay for very little money, or you might wish to have more modern technology and invest close to $1000 in a new computer that, should, last for several years to come.
     
  5. Kamran

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    I have a new computer which has all the hi tech stuff. The thing is I got this compuer of a mate fpr nothing. i want to put it in a standard case because am going to give it my little sister all i want to do with it is have a ethernet card so it can hook upto the internet and usb because that is the norm. I think this wil suit her becuase all she wants to do is surf the net. Its a good old pc but i just want to mess about with it and put it in a new case
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Well what are them bloody specs? :)
     

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