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100$ Budget build

By mcw4x4 · 7 replies
Aug 22, 2018
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  1. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Evangelist Posts: 422   +61

    Whats the exact use for this system. IMHO the system looks too dated to operate on any workload in this day and age. I'd probably hold and save the budget on a better system down the line.
    Charles Olson likes this.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,027   +4,749

    The 6600 and 8400 GT are extremely dated.

    Go for a GT 440, 430, or at least a 330. They are old enough to be compatible with your machine. Which require about the same amount of power and at least 5x faster. The 440 would be 8x faster than the 6600. A GT 420 is even 4x faster than the 6600.


    Take a look for yourself with this comparison.

    On the CPU, you need to know if your motherboard will support 800 MHz system buss. If not you will be better off getting the P4 that runs at 533 MHz.
    Related CPU topic - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/206823-28-0ghz-pentium-running-5ghz
    Charles Olson and Cycloid Torus like this.
  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,667   +1,029

    Before advising on what you 'can' buy, please describe what programs you want to run. What may be a great upgrade for running Wordpad may not be any good for running even an older graphics oriented game.
    Charles Olson likes this.
  4. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 908   +162

    Before you reply back in a hurry, be sure to read the links I provided you.

    1. https://ark.intel.com/products/27120/Intel-Celeron-D-Processor-340-256K-Cache-2_93-GHz-533-MHz-FSB
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775

    That will defeat intels past Pentium 4 on the LGA775 socket route.
    Too be honest with you, you are better off not trying to help a dead horse which is emachines.
    If the I/O shield on the back can be punch out, replace the mobo, ram and cpu with something more recent.
    There are other guys here who will help rebuild it if you will listen to them.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,027   +4,749

    Seeing as both P4 mcw4x4 listed was PPGA478, I'm fairly certain they know they don't need an LGA775 CPU.
  6. mcw4x4

    mcw4x4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok so all I want to do is get steam and play beamng drive or just cause 3 or car mechanic 2018 and maybe run blender.
    I have a custom gaming computer and it is at my moms.
    So the reason I was thinking about this is to have some pc games at my grandmas were I live.
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,667   +1,029


    • MINIMUM:
      • OS: Vista SP2 / Windows 7.1 SP1 / Windows 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
      • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
      • Storage: 54 GB available space
    So I compared your CPU to the minimum and found it just won't make the grade.

    You might find more useful information here: https://www.game-debate.com/
    cliffordcooley likes this.

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