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Topic # 66715 22-Aug-2010 10:14
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Guys am looking for a bit of info here. basically all it is i have a Compaq presario 6000 and its a good few year old ( link here to its specs http://pcworld.about.com/news/Jul262002id103355.htm) and im looking into up grading it im considering a new mother board processor and memory but i am unsure wot will work with this i don't want to buy another pc or laptop cos i can make do with what i have but lookin into ways of improving it so basically im wondering if any of you could help me with the best hardware i can get in regards to costs i would probably go tops £150 on each maybe push £200 i don't want to end up buying stuff without good advice and thought this would be the best place to start so any advice ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated

thanjs in advance

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  Reply # 371114 22-Aug-2010 17:58
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If it's 3+ years old you'll probably need a new motherboard, ram, cpu, video card and power supply. I'd say the Compaq case is unlikely to very upgrade friendly.

At this point you're basically better off get a new box and just reusing the mouse/keyboard/monitor from your current PC.

Q:
What's your total budget max?
Where are you located?
Are you savvy with installing PC hardware or would you prefer to buy the box pre-assembled?



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  Reply # 371308 23-Aug-2010 05:09
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im in the uk im lookin at about £150-£200 on each product. i recently changed the video card mouse keyboard wirless just really the power supply may need changed but that is attached to the chassis

i am not fully clued up on install but my younger bro is fully clued so im sure i could survive

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  Reply # 371315 23-Aug-2010 07:26
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Like Ragnor said you probably are better off keeping the What you can and getting a new case.


Things to save from old computer, Keyboard & Mouse, Hard drive, Monitor.

I don't have any idea of what Pc Parts cost over in the UK but going from the prices here ?150-?200 per part will be plenty.

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