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Old 02-21-2019, 01:29 AM
TheSHAD0W TheSHAD0W is offline
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New motherboards also typically require new types of memory. You won't be able to migrate DDR2 memory into a system that needs DDR4.

Also, some of the new CPUs need more power than a deliberately underpowered mass-market PC, so you'd have to upgrade that as well. (On top of that some of those PCs have nonstandard PSU connectors.)

All in all, I'd have to recommend you either build a completely new machine in a cheap case, or buy one premade. Warning: Don't buy an off-brand from Amazon or Newegg, there've been some scams and QC probs there. I also don't recommend refurbs.

If you want a parts recommendation, give me a target price and some idea of what you want to do with it, and I can recommend some components.