Upgrading old system advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Laurencia7, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    Hey guys,
    I know this is Mac territory but I am trying to get my mother and myself a new pc for certain tasks.

    I saw this deal online, and figured I could take some parts that I upgraded from my old pc and put them into this, but can you tell me if this will be hard adjustment?
    Barebones kit

    I am very tech savvy, but never installed a processor before and am wondering if my old cords and etc will fit in this case. The old unit is a Gateway, but they may have changed things.

    Would I be better off, just letting the old pc go at a flat rate, even though it has some great peripherals in it, or buying this pc
    Dell PC

    Please let me know, so I can get the items before they run out of stock.
    The main uses for the pc maybe a little video manipulation, web browsing, dvd video...and music.

  2. vectus macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
  3. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    it's old,

    bought in March 2001
    Gateway Intel Pent 3
    was Windows ME, I upgraded the OS to XP Pro.
    Mostly upgraded all the original peripherals, except the Video card, and the TV Tuner card (use a lot) There is a new sound card, new dvd/rw roms,
    and new memory.

    It works fine just very slow, since the motherboard and processor weren't meant to handle XP, and etc.

    17-inch IDE Cable for Ultra/66 Ultra/100 R0 [Part #8004683]
    CBL FDD R0 [Part #8004685]
    CD-ROM Cable R0 [Part #8004682]
    Cases and Case Hardware
    St. Francis Mid-tower Case Revision 1 [Part #3500848]
    STK LBL PIII Box R0 [Part #9001436]
    STK LBL PIII CASE R0 [Part #9001435]

    Mitsumi 3.5-inch Floppy Disk Drive Revision 1 [Part #5501205]
    Hard Drives
    Quantum 20-GB 4500-RPM Ultra 100 Hard Disk Drive [Part #5501693]
    PS/2 Millenium Multi-Function Keyboard [Part #7002737]
    512-MB 133/100/66-MHz 64-Bit 4-Clock 16x8 SDRAM DIMM [Part #5000529]
    Logitech PS/2 Standard Mouse [Part #7003165]

    Intel (Fedora) motherboard Pentium III - 1000-MHz [Part #2512700]
    Network Cards
    Combo V.90 Modem and 10-Mbps Home Phoneline Network Adapter [Part #6001856]
    Optical Drives
    LG 8X 4X 32X CD/RW Drive [Part #5501833]
    Mitsumi 20X/48X IDE CD-ROM Rev. 2 [Part #5501717]
    Power Supplies
    200-Watt Power Supply [Part #6500457]

    TV Tuner Cards
    Hauppauge WinTV PCI TV Tuner Card [Part #6001237]
    Video Cards
    32MB ATI Radeon SDR AGP Graphics Accelerator [Part #6001675]
  4. vectus macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Based on your current specs you would need to get a new processor and memory to work with the barebones kit. I do not believe the Pentium 3 will work with socket 775. Also, your current memory is DDR. I am pretty sure that will not work with the newer mobo.

    What is your budget for this build?
  5. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    My budget is around 150$ at max.

    I figured, my old memory won't fit this kit?
    what about peripherals?

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