Solved old emachines pc upgrade

Emachines / Et1331g-05w
July 17, 2013 at 22:03:08
Specs: Windows 7, amd IIx2 250u 1.6ghz/ 4gb RAM
Hello everyone, iam wondering if you guys can help me upgrade my pc as im relatively new to pc building, i have a emachines et 1331g-05w

http://www.walmart.com/ip/eMachines...

my motherboard is ECS MCP61PM-GM AM2 mATX

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

i want to upgrade the psu for a better one (maybe 700w or 600w)
buy a new graphics card ( visiontek radeon 5670, GTX 460 or one similar to it)
and maybe later on upping the processor to a AMD athlon IIx2 270

what i dont know is if the components i will be purchasing are going to work on the pc

thanks for any suggestions, Btw this is my first ever pc customization so please try to explain everything.


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#1
July 18, 2013 at 07:50:34
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"i want to upgrade the psu for a better one (maybe 700w or 600w)"

The PSU should defintely be upgraded but you certainly don't need a 600-700W unit. Try to keep your "investment" as low as possible, it's not worth sinking too much into an older system (AM2, DDR2, 6150SE/nForce 430). You can get this Corsair 500W for just $30 (after promo code & rebate) but you must buy today:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Or there's the forum favorite, the Corsair 430W for $26 after rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

"buy a new graphics card ( visiontek radeon 5670, GTX 460 or one similar to it)"

There's a world of difference between the two. The HD 5670 is an entry level gaming card plus it's an older model so it's getting hard to find. The GTX 460 is a much higher end card but it requires almost 3 times as much power (61W vs 160W). See the comparisons:

http://www.hwcompare.com/8255/gefor...

"maybe later on upping the processor to a AMD athlon IIx2 270"

Look again at the motherboard link your provided - Supports AMD® AM2 Socket K8 Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon™ 64, Athlon™ FX, and Sempron™ processors under 89 watt power consumption.


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#2
July 18, 2013 at 08:02:39
lol you can see i'm a complete newbie at pc building, i found a sapphire radeon 6450 on tigerdirect, the games i wanna play aren't to demanding. But i've seen in some forums people upgrading the same pc i have to a phenom which if i believe is more advanced than a AM2....

thanks for the info though, any suggestions for a compatible cpu?


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#3
July 18, 2013 at 08:12:32
"i found a sapphire radeon 6450 on tigerdirect"

The HD 6450 is NOT a gaming card. Have a look at the following article, it should help:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#4
July 18, 2013 at 08:25:12
great article, so after reading i think im going to stick with the Radeon HD 6670 DDR3,since im on a tight budget. will i be ok with the psu you recommended or will i have to get one with a little more juice since the 6670 requires a minimum of 400w?


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#5
July 18, 2013 at 08:48:09
If you can order today, get the Corsair 500W for $30, otherwise go for the 430W. And if you can afford it, get a card with GDDR5 memory.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#6
July 18, 2013 at 09:00:13
thank you for the help!!! I'd really like to learn more about pc building

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