So my pc has unexpectedly died (I've been told that it's probably a dead ram card). It hasn't come at a great time and I'm on a budget to replace or repair it. It was pretty flash back in its day about 6 or so years ago? I have however been thinking for some time that it needs an upgrade.
It's been a looong time since I tried to do anything computer related and I'm totally out of touch with specs and what goes with what etc. So basically what I'm after is advice on what to replace and with what.
From what I can see (tips on proper identification would be great) it has:
Asus motherboard - not sure of model
3gb ram - 1 gig and 2 gig cards (can't remember the brands, one had a lifetime warranty),
Seagate 250gb hd
Asus DVD rw thingy. 52x iirc.
The case says 'Intel core 2 duo' on the front
The specs I have in mind to achieve are quite modest I think. I'd like a 1tb hd, 4 or 8 gig ram, 1gb graphics and be WiFi capable.
The requirement is that it be able to play the Sims 3 at a decent speed (not my requirement), that's about the newest game we own. I would also like to be able to upgrade it further in the future if I wish to without having rebuild the whole thing again.
If possible I would like to re use the case and DVD drive, but the more i can re use the better for now.
I have attached some pictures in the hope that they help.
So yeah, advice on what should be replaced would be great and with what would be even better!