Old PC Upgrades

By djspan101
Jul 21, 2009
  1. Hey guys,
    sorry I have not been on for ages!
    Anyway earlier today I saw an old Desktop PC built by Tiny for £12 in the Friday Ad. I thought it was a no brainer to buy it and see what upgrades I can do on it.

    These are the specs that they posted:

    TINY DESKTOP PC with Windows XP, 600MHz Celeron processor, 10 GB HDD, 256 MB RAM, Ethernet connection, could deliver £12 , Brighton

    I know, its not particularily great but I thought it would make a good summer project.


    What I want to know is what upgrades should I consider? Please note it is about 6-7 years old so brand new hardware is not an option. Think more in the terms of SD RAM. Also I dont have all the money in the world :L


  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Depends on the motherboard mate. I'd personally get the Tiny Tower PC 2.1 for £40 instead. It'd be far easier to upgrade that machine IMO.
  3. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Ok thanks any idea where i can look for one. (ebay?)
  4. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I cant seem to find one, can you give me a link? Also is it just a case or an actual PC?
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    The PC I mentioned is on Friday Ad Brighton.
  6. djspan101

    djspan101 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    ok thanks found it :L
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    If it has several PCI slots you could load it up with NICs and make it a router/firewall. If it has few you could put in some SATA controller cards and toss FreeNAS on it and use it as a file server.
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