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Replacing parts in desktop

by Gaxxe / November 8, 2012 7:47 AM PST

Ok so I have a desktop it's quite old but I'm looking to take almost all the parts inside of it and replace them. I don't play to high graphic games, I just play like League of Legends and other stuff. I'd like to upgrade my desktop without spending too much money (around $300-$400).

Desktop: http://tinyurl.com/9gg58sr

If there's any parts you see that I could just reuse tell me, it will be my first time building a pc.

Also what part is the os stored on o.o?

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Is your system still stock ? Maybe just adding a distinct
by VAPCMD / November 8, 2012 9:56 AM PST

video card could take you where you want to go.

Keep in mind you have a slimline case ....great idea, saves space, small footprint....bad for expansion and upgrades. Limited space inside, often requires low profile cards like the GPU.

VAPCMD

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Slimline
by pgc3 / November 8, 2012 10:34 PM PST

As a prior poster mentioned, graphics card and Ram. IF you decide to do that kind of an upgrade to the slimline you had also better shop around for a heavier PSU. IMO you would be better off putting the 3 to 400$ toward the purchase of a new tower that is more suited to your needs, slim line systems are very limiting when it comes to upgrading. I saw a system in a box store last week, fairly basic i-3 tower on sale for just under 400.00, this would be a better option than trying to pump up a slimline.

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