Solved Upgrading to gaming PC

Gigabyte / M61pme-s2p
September 27, 2013 at 02:54:38
Specs: Windows XP, 2.712 GHz / 2047 MB
I want to upgrade my PC to be able to play the latest games & I would like to know what are best requirements for it. I do not wish to add very expensive parts but the upgrade should be ideal to play all types of games.

My current system stats are :-

OS : Windows XP Professional Ver 2002 SP3
Processor : AMD Athlon LE 1640
Motherboard : Gigabyte Technology M61PME-S2P
Graphics Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GE/7200 GS
Sound Card : Realtek
RAM : 2GB

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#1
September 27, 2013 at 05:18:39
If you want to be able to play the latest games AND play them well, it's time for a new computer. If you just want to be able to play them better than they play now, get rid of the crappy "GeForce 7300 GE/7200 GS" video card & install a cheap gaming card.

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: September 2013

EDIT: consider adding more RAM & moving to Windows 7 too.

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#2
September 28, 2013 at 00:56:35
Hi,

I think I can spend a little extra so the games can work properly. I was planning to upgrade to Windows 7 anyways.
I wanted to know how much RAM & hard disk space I should increase & which processor, video card & motherboard are good for playing games.

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#3
September 28, 2013 at 05:31:57
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Your specs are incomplete, please post the hard drive & power supply info.

"I think I can spend a little extra so the games can work properly. I was planning to upgrade to Windows 7 anyways"

If all you can spend is a little, just buy a video card & be done with it, otherwise you're going to have to spend a lot more than just a little. Your motherboard is fairly outdated but it does support quite a list of CPUs. There are 2 versions of the board, 1.0 & 1.3, you'll have to determine which one you have. Here's the info for v1.3:

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/pro...

http://www.gigabyte.us/support-down...

Here's a possible upgrade list for you:

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz - $65

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 - $69

PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $80 (after rebate)

That's roughly $215 plus you may need to upgrade the power supply to be able to support the CPU & gaming card. And if that's the case, here's a Corsair 500W for just $25 after rebate:

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

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November 23, 2013 at 03:26:07
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