How to upgrade an old PC to a simple media PC? Answered
I have a very old desktop about 7 years old and its in a very bad condition and can be barely used. It was a home computer before this and now not many people use it anymore. So I would like to convert it to a media PC to attach it to my TV. I just want a simple media PC that I can watch streams and watch downloaded movies in good quality(Full HD) and just simple PC uses. So I was thinking of upgrading my old PC to a media PC by changing some parts like the graphic cards and all. Bare in mind this is my first time attempting to build a computer so im not very knowledgeable on it. However, I do know the basics of each components in the PC. These are the specs of my old pc ;-
-AMD Athlon(tm) 64x3 Dual Core Processor 4200 + 2.2GHz
-3.00 GB RAM
-NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE
-250GB HDD harddisk
-32-bit Operating System
When I opened up the PC it was in a bad condition and full of dust. When I took out the heat sink, the CPU was stuck to it so I think I damaged the pins of the CPU when I took it out.( But I wanted to change that anyway) By the looks of it there is barely anything I can salvage other than the case. I have attach some photos to show you the condition of it.
I would like to ask some help on some links or advice on is it possible to salvage anything(motherboard maybe) and what components should I be looking at for the uses I want it to carry out. I know a lot of people will suggest to just buy a brand new pre-builld desktop but I really want to try to build this for the experience so I can build a better PC next time in the future.
Thank you very much, Every answer is much appreciated.