Flying Fox wrote:
this buddy is 12 months overdue on being forclosed on, something he obviously never told me.
Is the computer really his priority now?
That was exactly my issue :|... But Im not supposed to know about it, yet i'm still attempting to make my suggestions accordingly.
@JaE, thats exactly my point, $60 bucks to revive his 775 socket is nothing, but at the same time he can reuse all of the newer parts we may buy now in any future build (The DDR3 Ram, the Case (if we get one) and the of course the PSU). My thoughts are if that $60 bucks gets him by for a year or two then great.
Yes he is going to be using it mainly for older games, the newest being Diablo 3, which it will handle perfectly fine with that 4830. I also know that he is using either a 17 or 19" 4:3 LCD, so there is no way that 1280x1024 at max is going to be an issue for the system ahaha.
He already made the mistake of buying a walmart Acer about a year 1/2 ago, which only has a 220w psu, is a SFF proprietary case of course and isn't capable of even taking a low profile video card. Not that I would feel comfortable telling him to stuff something like that in those death traps. I asked him what happened to this system before and he said that his friend said it was just totally blown, so his friend "Held" onto it for almost 2 years in his garage. I'd suggest to him to sell off the walmart rig to someone for a few hundred after getting this machine back and going.