I would like to upgrade my PC that I inherited off my late grandfather (r.i.p, will always have good memories
Here is basic information of the specs using a program called "Piriform Speccy"
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 39 °C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-16)
Intel Corporation DG33FB (CPU1) 35 °C
512MB GeForce 9500 GT (Gigabyte) 42 °C
488GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD501LJ ATA Device (SATA) 27 °C
TSSTcorp DVD-ROM SH-D163B ATA Device
LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S ATA Device (Two more slots left)
Realtek High Definition Audio
: There are two free memory slots and 6 free PCI slots. From the front of the PC 2 out of four disk drive slots are free (will likely get a blu ray burner down the line) and 1 out of 2 smaller slots free (one of which is currently used to provide two front USB slots).
I have never even opened a PC, let alone installed new hardware, but will use google to learn that (or if anyone could give me some useful website suggestions that would help). I could just do to know if I bought the graphics card mentioned in this thread (the Gigabyte ATI HD6850 1GB PCI-E Graphics Card) and a processor(Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache), both seemingly offering the best bang for buck would they work in this PC?
I will likely not bother with a hard drive for now as they all are a bit pricey at the minute.