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I am hoping that I will be receiving an old Alienware desktop tomorrow. The first thing first will be to decide what generation it is and what the hardware already is. If it is a Core 2 or newer, with PCI-Express, which a Core 2 motherboard should have, I will be popping in my AMD Radeon 7850 and seeing what it can do. Otherwise, the fun begins.

The plan:
    Check powersupply rating and revision for suitability with new components.
    Look at cooling and ensure that it is up to the task, if not, what can be done, to rectify the situation.
    Research Components: Motherboard, CPU, RAM, SSD, Hard Disk, DVD/BluRay?
    Build
    Enjoy

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Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:53 pm
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I did receive the computer and it was a Pentium 4 machine. I took the new motherboard that I had put into what was the RGN server and used that.

I am now rocking.

    Core i3 4130 Dual Core 3.40GHz processor with Hyper Threading
    8GB DDR3 Memory
    Ati Radeon 7850 2GB
    80GB Hard Drive
    320GB Hard Drive
    500W Cooler Master Power Supply

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