|I have a 10 year old pc thats been collecting dust, I have been using my laptop for gaming etc, but it died! I have heard you cannot really upgrade a laptop but desktops are a different story. So I was considering upgrading for the following uses (Please advise if you know anything about this)|
I would use it for general email/browsing/watching videos.
I would also like to play games on it. I wanted to put Final Fantasy XI on it (still dabble with my old friends)
Potentially FFXIV:ARR (Have on ps3, but would prefer playing on pc)
I wanna revisit some Skyrim and all the glorious mods out for it!
Now here is the old POS I have:
Dell Dimension 2400 series, Pentium 4 at 2.66ghz with 533mhz front side bus
Windows Xp home edition
256mb shared ddr sdram at 333mhz (performs at 266mhz for 400fsb systems) I have no idea what that means...
integrated intel 3d extreme graphics (card)
80gb ultra ata/100 7200rpm hard drive
integrated 10/100 ethernet
56k pci data fax modem
single 48x cd-rw drive
integrated audio (sound card)
some crap dell speakers..
Told ya its a POS! I want to know would it be better to upgrade this or buy new for my purposes? I would like to learn about building /upgrading as I have 0 experience in this.
Money isnt really an issue, but I dont want to spend a ton of money turning something old into something new just for the minor purposes I have. I could just buy a gaming PC but I got enough consoles and crap in my house...
Im also curious as to how I would properly cool a gaming rig, I know nothing about building/upgrading. Sorry for the long winded blabbing, hope I provided enough information to get advice on, and thanks for any advice/help!
(if you could ballpark some costs #'s that would be helpful)