New-Ish PC

By Uberpog
Sep 19, 2007
  1. Hey everyone, this is my first post. Hoping to upgrade my system... was wondering how difficult it would be for someone who's got a little bit of experience in dealing with hardware but not a whole lot.

    My current system is limited by my sluggish processor and my Radeon x850 is being wasted on a 4xAGP slot.

    Looking around I found this on ebay...
    BareBones System

    My question is. How easy/difficult would it be to get this and "fill in the gaps" with my current memory, video card, hard drive, Cd-rw drive, dvd drive, etc? So that in the end i've got a semi-new PC?

    I'm speculating that reformatting and installing the hard drive and a new version of windows would be the most difficult task here right? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Buy where you can get reliable support, and reliable warranty service.
  3. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    If building your own is an option I would go with that. I had no experience when I built my first one a couple of months ago and I had no problems with it whatsoever. Ok well there was one but all it was was a dead PSU.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes, you will most likely have to format and start over. And even that isn't that big of a deal. JUST BE SURE TO BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA FIRST

    Either way you go, with a barebones, or build yourself, it shouldn't be that big of a deal.

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