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Upgrade options for a Dell Dimension 2400?

By BitByteBit
Jul 13, 2009
  1. * What are you going to use the PC for? - Gaming
    * How much is your budget? - £200
    * Where are you located? - London
    * Are you willing to buy online? - YES
    * Are you going to re-use any parts from anearlier build? Yes,my RAM
    * Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others? - No
    * Have you already bought any parts? Apart from RAM, No
    * Do you have an Operating System (OS)? Yes,Windows XP Jome
    * Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?No Chance


    I currently own a Dell Dimension 2400, I have updgraded the ram to 1.5 GB, I'm running a Intel Celeron 2.4G Hz. Currently using on board graphics.
    However I'm still not experiencing the performance I need.

    I would like to upgrade this PC so I am able to play certain games such as BioShock or Sims 3 and Black And White 2.

    I know this a lot to ask of my little machine as it is so old it doesnt even have a AGP slot!

    If needed I'm willing to upgrade the motherboard.But I'd prefer not to. The form factor is Micro ATX I believe.

    I want to spend under £200.

    Ideally I would like the best PCI graphics card and the highest CPU supported.
    But only if this will allow me to play high spec games. Otherwise I guess I have to upgrade the mobo.

    Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.
     
  2. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 217

  3. AndrestheBean

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  4. BitByteBit

    BitByteBit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for taking the time to write a reply.

    That graphic card looks sexy ;]. I will get that sharpish!

    I'm fine for space,I have a 160 GB HDD.

    Not sure if I will need a DVD burner. Think about it. I can make .ISO's of the DVD's and mount them using Daemon Tools.
    I have done this before and know it works.
    But thank you for putting in the thought and time to suggest that.

    What about CPU? Will I be OK with a Celeron 2.40GHZ?

    When I do put in my new graphics card, will I need a new PSU? Or fan? Hope not!
     
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