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Would it be worth the trouble or should I just sell the lot?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Black Panther, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderatorâ„¢ Staff Member

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    I just upgraded/rebuilt my brother's pc for Xmas.
    Details in this thread.

    So now his mobo, CPU (a 2Ghz single core Sempron) and RAM (1GB ddr) ended up sitting on a shelf.

    What would be the best thing to do with them?

    Sell them?

    Or would it be worth the trouble to use them inside my daughter's rig (which has an AMD 1800+ being a single core at 1.5Ghz, 512MB of quite older ram.... and mobo with an AGP slot hosting a crappy FX5500 which had been mine like 13 years ago).

    Do you think it's worth replacing her mobo, cpu and ram for the ones existing now on my shelf?
    I wouldn't have posted this hadn't it been that to replace I'd have to buy a pci-e graphics card, because I don't have one on my shelf right now...

    Btw her monitor's 1680x1050 so she surely can do with a better gfx card but to have it bottlenecked by a 2Ghz Sempron I have to be sure before going further... :ohwell:
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    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    I dont think it is worth the trouble tbh, but if you can find a cheap pci-e gfx card, you might reconsider.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    grab yourself a cheap card - even budget $50 cards from ATI and Nv would crap all over that FX5500, so look around for second hard cards.
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    I dont remember newegg shipping to Malta, but I think that card is a tad expensive.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderatorâ„¢ Staff Member

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    No newegg doesn't ship here.
    I'll start shopping for a cheap pci-e card.

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