Upgrading old system advice

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

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    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.

    Thanks
    L
     
  2. vectus macrumors member

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  3. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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]
    THUMBSCREW FOR CASE COVER [Part #8001039]

    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]
    Keyboards
    PS/2 Millenium Multi-Function Keyboard [Part #7002737]
    Memory
    512-MB 133/100/66-MHz 64-Bit 4-Clock 16x8 SDRAM DIMM [Part #5000529]
    Mice
    Logitech PS/2 Standard Mouse [Part #7003165]

    Motherboards
    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

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    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

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    My budget is around 150$ at max.

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

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