View Full Version : PC Upgrade

16-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Does anybody know what price id be looking at to upgrade my pc the current one i have is five years old im after 1gig of ram currently on 256mb of ram a new hard drive a new processor currently 1.5ghz want to go to 3.0 ghz and need a new mother board and graphics card and wireless connection any idea on what sort of price id be paying.Just bought a philips monitor for $390 for the upgrade have yet to get it delivered.Wanting to upgrade it for the new windows vista when it comes out.

gum digger
17-06-2006, 12:13 AM
Wel that depends. you may need to change your case/according to ur new motherboard. i think you would be better of buying a new box instead of upgrade.

17-06-2006, 02:26 AM
Have a look on www.pricespy.co.nz for computer stuff.

You could get a upgrade box,alot of people do that,thats a case,motherboard,cpu,and some ram at a reasonable price,and you just add your other stuff to it (harddrives,graphics card,sound card,etc,or you can get the shop to do it for you,for a price).Ask your local computer shops if they do it or check out shops online.


17-06-2006, 08:46 AM
You'll probably find that the cheapest way of getting the hardware AND Vista is to buy them all at once as a package deal. Start saving now.

17-06-2006, 10:10 AM
That all depends on what sort of graphics card - for gaming or not for gaming?
And what size HDD you want, whether you want the lot - case, PSU, Modem, KB, mouse, optical drive etc etc.

Anything from $1000 - $whatever you want to spend is a rough estimate.

17-06-2006, 11:32 AM
If this is any help to you.
I built a new PC last month.
Lian Li case with 500watt PSU
Asus A8N-E m/b
Athlon 64 x 2 4200+ cpu
2gigs low latency ram
NVidia 9800 gt 256 meg graphic card.
floppy drive
CD/DVD read write.

Did not replace monitor, keyboard, modem etc.

The whole lot cost me $2,640.

Not as much as I thought it would and beleive me it's fast. Should handle anything comming up in the next couple of years.

17-06-2006, 12:39 PM

In all honestly you are probably better off hocking your old PC off as a going concern and buying a new one, will probably work out cheaper than trying to upgrade that substantially.

The only sensible upgrade for your old PC is HDD and RAM, once you start going much beyond that it is time to part with the old girl.

17-06-2006, 03:21 PM
NVidia 9800 gt 256 meg graphic card.

The whole lot cost me $2,640.

Ay?! A 9800GT?? You mean a 6800GT?

17-06-2006, 03:56 PM
Ay?! A 9800GT?? You mean a 6800GT?

No I mean a 7900 gt.

These numbers confuse me. :blush:

17-06-2006, 09:55 PM
No I mean a 7900 gt.

Ah, very nice. :thumbs: