Hello tech gods!
So my grandma is starting to see her last days and is in that mood of giving things away. She gave me her HP pc for my kids. It was kinda crappy for her and gave myself headaches when I had to get her out of jam. It was just a crap computer with 4GB ram. I kept telling her to not just carelessly clink links and download stuff.
HP model and Motherboard
To get on with it, I had to bring it more life. Documentation was limited on the interwebz with this mobo but through searches, it was almost certain it would take 16GB memory so I took the chance.
I probably put more money into it than I should of but it was fun. It serves my 7 year old daughter just fine.
$80 Full modular 500 watt PSU
$20 CPU upgrade
$35 1 TB 7200 RPM 64mb cache HDD
$80 low profile graphics card
$50 16GB ram kit
$30 8GB ram kit not being used now since i took the risk of 16GB working lol
$20 case and CPU fans
Free SSD from old build
Eventually I bought another SSD to transfer the PopOs! off of the HDD drive.
The problem I have now is my problem. I look over and see that plain ugly HP tower and cringe. I have been thinking of getting her a pretty purple and black case with some LED fans. Buuuuut if I am going to do that then I may as well get a better AM3 mobo. Do you think I should bother and just slap the crappy limited hp mobo into a new case?