Thinking of upgrading my four year old computer but do not know much about the technicalities. Have a rough idea with regard to memory and hard disk capacity and computer speed but do not know where to buy online. My brother is a computer buff and can build one up for me if I asked him. Am I better buying complete or buying parts so that it can be built up for me. What would be the difference in cost roughly. Would be grateful for any help, I only need the actual computer, as all my accessories have beeen upgraded already.
Personally I would consider what your have, and your computer buff brother should be able to advice there. Some computers are not worth the bother in trying to upgrade, and would cost far more than a newly purchased 'modern' computer system, with perhaps a good warranty.
Come back with the specifications of your computer, then someone may give their own views as to any possible recommendations and perhaps suggested improvements.
If you are not sure what your computer contains, then download one or all of these programmes for a computer report. Belarc click here SIW click here Everest (ex Aida32) click here and post what components you have.
Thank you for your replies, I have taken on board everything and have decided to go for a new computer. My computer has the following specifications: 1.7 gh intel celeron 8 kilobyte primary memory cache 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache 80gb hard drive Atapi cd-rom 52xmax Samsung cdrw/dvd Floppy drive . I would like something more modern, more speed. Was looking at the Acer Aspire T135 Desktop from ebuyer at a cost of about £270, anybody advse. My budget is about £400.
Ebuyer seem to have the T135 or similar models available on a frequent basis. One thing, is that they seem to sell very well. Not checked the site, but they usually come with Linux pre-installed.But remember that they are a lower budget starter machine.