Ok after I got that donation. I decided to look up some PCs. After asking around. I found that pretty much everything was gonna end up over the original $500 budget. I was about to give up hope when I checked Newegg one more time and found a pre-built for 400 bucks that was actually good.
So after checking with a few friends I went ahead with it. and got this.
iBUYPOWER HORUS Series NE610FX Desktop PC AMD FX-Series FX-4300 (3.80GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Specs Looking at it
After looking at the specs All I would have to do in the future is upgrade the RAM and possibly the video card. Funny thing is according to the specs I think I have a different motherboard than specified. In fact I think I got a better one. I love the case. See through on the side and so much space inside compared to the old one.
Unforntunately I couldn't reuse the old RAM due to it being DDR2 type. This needs DDR3 type. I'm currently reinstalling everything, so I'll be here awhile. I have more RAM slots than specified. I have 4 slots instead of 2. I wonder if I can use the old Memory card reader from my older PC and install it on this one.
Right now on my list what I need to buy in the future is:
- 2 or 3 more RAM (Max out to 16 GB maximum of 8 GB)
- a DVI Cable (I lost mine and the adapter doesn't fit)
- PC Controller (Maybe)
- Maybe a better Video Card
- Capture Card - The Old Ones are unsupported and Dead
- New Computer Desk (This one is falling apart)
- New Computer Chair (Mines is cheap and the back fell off) I blame mom for being cheap and her X for breaking my old one.
That's not much and can be gained overtime. Anyway if things go well I should be able to pre-order Smash Bros. Thank you all so much for the help.
|Here's the New one. I'm already liking it. So many air vents less chance of overheating or super loud fan noise.|
|This is the old one. Its a hand-me-down from Mom. All I could do is Max out the RAM. Not much space for anything else. The DVD Drive also doesn't work. I wonder If I can take the memory card reader. Although I don't really use that either.|
|New One On the inside. SO MUCH FREE SPACE! Wait that motherboard is different from specified? That's actually better?! HUH?!|
|This is the old one. Cluttered. Hard to get my hands around dust everywhere. Unforntunately I couldn't reuse the RAM as this is DDR2 type. I need DDR3 Type now. Maybe I can use this as the backup just in case one.|