- 53 months ago
So I have an old Alienware that I bought off a friend. It was made back in 2007 and reaching the end of its life. There are some parts I would like to keep, but I'm trying to upgrade the other parts. Since I bought this from a friend I'm not in the market to spend a lot of money. I'm trying to keep cost low but still have a good performing computer. Right now the list is at $600 and I wouldn't want to go any higher. Here is what I was thinking:
Keep: The case and peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc) PSU - 1 kilowatt OEM ATX
Parts to Upgrade: Motherboard - ( Foxconn NForce 590 )
CPU - ( AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 6000 + (2CPU) 3.0 GHZ )
Video Card - ( Geforce 8800GT 512MB with SLI connection )
Here is the list I put together: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2LcRD3
If there are any parts that would give me the same performance or no noticeable change but cheaper I would love to know. Finally there is a Integrated Audio C51XEM2AA sound card. Should I keep that or toss it? I don't even know if that sound card has been used. I would really appreciate any comments and feedback.