This is my first post - and as you'll see I'm completely new to computing.
Basically I have a Pentium D, 3 GHz, 512 MB RAM and I want to be able to run games like Command and Conquer 3.
However there are some issues:
1) I have an AGP slot (that supports 4x and 8x AGP cards) (and there's also a PCI slot)
2) The power supply is only 200W.
3) The PC is a Shuttle-X PC, so it's all very compact. I thought that this would mean that I wouldn't be able to simply buy a standard replacement 400W PSU.
so, does anyone have any ideas on what I should do? Do I simply use an AGP card which only requires 200W (and would this actually cater for standard games)? Do I change the PSU, in which case I have no idea on how to go about doing this given the PC type.
It was already over 2 years old so I salvaged what I could, bought a cheap case and, with the help of a friend, put a new one together.
Shuttle is a bigger brand and there should be replacement PSU's available but they may not be the standardised models. Non standard models usually means limited availability and higher price as I found out. Much to my chagrin.
You can get Shuttle PSU's of e-bay, but be careful that you know your model number as they will only fit certain ones. You can also Google for Shuttle PSU's and several of the hits sell them, but they are between £50 - £70.
there appears to be a contradiction in the compatibility specifications. in the table my model is not supported (SS59G V2), and yet on the right of the screen my model is displayed as being supported (bottom right).
it,d be cheaper gettting a new case i had a bit of a gander n found this its small form factor as seeing you have a shuttle i bore this in mind, as i take it you want a descreate pc read the review,s , most seem pleased it also take,s standard size gfx cards like the shuttle does