I currently have a PC which I have been using for about five years. It has Intel Core 2 E7500 @ 2.93GHz, 500 GB HDD 2GB RAM and runs Windows XP. I want to retain the keyboard, mouse and monitor and replace other components. Of course, I’m waiting for Wind
Since you want to use Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, there is no point in retaining anything other than your keyboard, mouse and monitor. Even these will be considered redundant perhaps. I suggest you acquire a new CPU as per your specs, or get one customised to fit your needs. Since the existing set-up is five years old, whatever you salvage will have a short life span. You can customise or order CPUs from most of the brand websites. You can also build a computer from scratch with the hardware that you need, but we are not sure you have the expertise for it. We will try and explain how to rig a new desktop for Windows 8 in one of the coming issues of G&G.