Solved Dell B110 upgrading help

September 19, 2015 at 13:06:08
Specs: Linux
Hey all,
Just dug up an old dell B110 and i wanted to optimize it for strictly gaming (have a laptop so thats all i really need from this desktop). Everything on the inside should be stock. Read that pci-e is not compatible with that mb. Anyway, ill replace whatever necessary, motherboard included.. just need some guidance as to whats compatible and what can improve my gaming experience with the most bang-for-the-buck. I have a somewhat flexible budget of 250$. Please help!!

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September 19, 2015 at 20:48:23
Forget it.
Your details:
Your machine supports:
Celeron 533MHz or Pentium 4 800MHz only
Chipset 865
DDR RAM 2X1GB Max 333MHz to 400MHz
IDE 40 pin (PATA)
PCI 33MHz (3)
NIC 10/100 MHz
250Watt power supply with 16Amp 12volt rail
Sorry, there is nothing there that even whimpers gaming machine let alone screams it softly, it is just too out dated to be useful for that. With a fresh install of Windows XP it could support light Office documents and mild internet/email use but it will never make any kind of gaming machine.
You will need to start from scratch.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 20, 2015 at 06:39:33
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I agree with Fingers. Very little of that hardware can be reused for a modern gaming system - maybe the case & optical drive, but that's about it. The board, CPU, RAM, & hard drive are outdated & the power supply is inadequate. You will either have to build a gaming rig completely from scratch or find a more modern system to use a base to build off of.

These prices are subject to change, but here's a list of components I threw together for an entry level/ budget gaming build for under $350:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 FM2+ - $31 (after discount & rebate)

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K - $77

RAM: HyperX Fury 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 - $42

Graphics: PNY GeForce GT 730 - $53

Power supply: CORSAIR CXM series CX500M 500W Refurbished - $30 (after rebate)

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache - $47

Optical drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $18

Case: DIYPC MA08-BK Black Mini Tower Gaming Case - $30

BTW, it's nice to see some of the computer case manufacturers have come to their senses & started putting the power supply back at the top of the case where it belongs.

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