So yeah, I thought I was gonna have to start from scratch, but its looking like my dad will be giving me his old PC. If nothing else, I'll have a case and power supply to start with
What will y'all need to know about it when I get it to tell me which parts are compatible and how to upgrade? I should probably have it Sunday afternoon if all goes according to plan. I don't mind putting a couple hundred into it... I'm not really looking to do any gaming on it, maybe some indie stuff which typically isn't resource heavy. Anything I can get on consoles will be bought for consoles still.
I would like wireless in favor of the ethernet it probably has...do they still make those USB dongles for that? Better alternatives?
Any suggestions on a keyboard or mouse? It doesn't need to have over 9000 buttons for gaming, nor does it need to be wireless. Don't need something super fancy, but I do likes me some hotkeys.
Is Windows 8 or Windows 7 better? I like Windows 7, but I'm not opposed to finding myself an upgrade.
Sorry to be so dumb. I haven't had my own PC for like 3 years. I don't know anything about it, and won't until Sunday. I know it was built in like '06 - and it was a ****ing beast back then...like, probably one of the best PCs I had seen at the time. I realize that was a long time ago haha.
Awww man. I was hoping I could just sink some cash in and be all set.
I was planning on spending like $400 for the whole thing, and I was hoping already having hard drives and a case and other necessities I could cut it in half lol. I'll probably just end up getting some ram for it and calling it a day if its not very upgradeable.
Will post specs if someone tells me how to find them. Still planning on having it Sunday afternoon.
Download CPU-Z, take screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory and Graphics tab.
As for your PSU, you need to take off the sidepanel and take a picture of the info on the side of the PSU (like pictured here).
OK. The hard drives are tiny lol and there were a few things wrong with it, but its working alright. Even if I can only get some RAM for it I think it should work for what I need...I have a laptop HDD I'll probably get an adapter for to put it in.
Here are the screenshots you wanted...
It is actually fairly snappy, as far as regular use goes. I haven't tried to edit any videos or play any games though. Painkiller: Overdose was in the disc drive (thanks dad! haha). Like I said, I don't need it to be crazy good, but I wouldn't mind putting a few hundo in if it'll make it markedly better. I don't need help with the installation (got a bro for that) but if you could link me to some stuff on newegg or something that might help I'd really appreciate it.