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User Info: jamieyello

jamieyello
3 years ago#1
It was bought around 2009 with gaming not in mind, could I just buy a new

Cpu
Gpu
Ram

Open it up and replace parts, or am I missing something?
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User Info: jamieyello

jamieyello
3 years ago#2
Bump
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User Info: VIP86

VIP86
3 years ago#3
How about you let us know what you have first.
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User Info: ph33r1es5

ph33r1es5
3 years ago#4
Is your 2009 PC custom built or premade by someone like Dell?
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User Info: jamieyello

jamieyello
3 years ago#5
VIP86 posted...
How about you let us know what you have first.


Ok, I didn't post because it's not hooked up atm and didn't think it mattered since I'd be replacing.

Intel Core2 quad cpu q8200 @2.33 ghz
3.24 gb ram
Standard vga graphics adapter

Windows vista 32 bit
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User Info: jamieyello

jamieyello
3 years ago#6
ph33r1es5 posted...
Is your 2009 PC custom built or premade by someone like Dell?


It was premade.
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User Info: VIP86

VIP86
3 years ago#7
I would suggest you do a complete build. The only thing you could possibly do is reuse the HDD and optical drive. You would definitely need to get a newer PSU, the ones that come in prebuilts generally aren't of high quality.
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User Info: ph33r1es5

ph33r1es5
3 years ago#8
jamieyello posted...
ph33r1es5 posted...
Is your 2009 PC custom built or premade by someone like Dell?


It was premade.


It is best to build a new computer. Premade computer cases are imo harder to work with. I don't think they were designed for people to do upgrades on them except for maybe RAM and extra HDD storage.
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User Info: jamieyello

jamieyello
3 years ago#9
Okay, could I scavange for extra parts from it though like the motherboard for a new pc?

Thanks btw
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User Info: ph33r1es5

ph33r1es5
3 years ago#10
jamieyello posted...
Okay, could I scavange for extra parts from it though like the motherboard for a new pc?

Thanks btw


You won't be able to reuse the motherboard. CPUs now use different sockets so it will not work. The only parts that may be re-useable are probably just the optical drive and hard drives if they use SATA2 or SATA3 cables.
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