Nice, I'm just upgrading my current computer so it can handle my designing software.Slug said:Amazon or Newegg most likely. I'm actually doing the same currently. Wanting to build a whole new rig from the ground up.
You can go to enter the parts and it will bring up who has the best price on it.
Lol was you start u can stop, that partpicker website is very usefull thanx for that link.Slug said:Mine started as that, but you know how it goes......upgrade fever struck LOL and here I am now budgeting for a whole new PC.
Yep might aswell build a whole new computer. I'm doing a project turing my laptop into desktop let see how that turns outs.Slug said:I start out wanting to update my Graphics card, which leads to a new CPU for fear of bottlenecking, well that means I need a new Mobo too, which leads to new RAM which also leads to a new version of Windows so I can take advantage of the added RAM, which leads to a new SSD boot drive, which leads to all of the other parts like a new case/power supply/etc being tacked on as well. Might as well build from the ground up! Hahaha
To be able to run my CAD software with it taking a really long time to run.Rivieraneo said:Leo, what are you trying to do with your machine? What is your goal? Any special software or game you want to run?
Taking the whole motherboard out and is components, putting it in a new destop style diy case with better cooling. Then connecting a usd mouse and keyboard and a external monitor.Slug said:RAM always gets expensive when a new generation appears. Since DDR4 just came out DDR3 dropped in price due to the current stock, but will eventually rise and rise and rise due to less production and demand for it. I suspect the same has happened to DDR2. It's a legacy format now and the only one's using it are those with older machines. Hardly anyone is producing it anymore so the supply can charge a lot more for it. We will see the same thing for DDR3 eventually when DDR4 obsoletes it. At some point you have to decide if the upgrade is comparable in costs to the legacy parts needed.
How exactly are you turning a laptop into a desktop if I may ask? I've never seen it done.
yea basiclly there not much I can upgrade on but what I can I will, I will upgrade the harddrive, ram, disk drive, wireless card and the CPU once I figure out if I can.Slug said:Oh ok that makes more sense, basically taking the shell off the laptop.