Solved what kind of Computer stuff do i need?

January 26, 2016 at 17:18:02
Specs: Acer
im basically starting out in making a simple gaming computer, and i bought a Acer Aspire X Desktop (AXC-605G-UW20) and i want to add a graphics card and more ram, for starters. I was wondering what kinds of graphics cards can be installed in it, and what kind of ram drives would work well with it, as well as what else I would need?

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January 26, 2016 at 18:11:10
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At the very least, you'll need a gaming graphics card & better PSU (power supply). The factory PSU is only 220W & won't be able to handle the load. And it appears to be a small form factor tower? If that's correct, a decent PSU that fits the case will be hard to find.

The motherboard only has 2 RAM slots but supports up to 16GB (2x8GB). If you currently have a single 4GB stick, just add another 4GB stick with the same specs. If you have 2x2GB, replace them with either 2x4GB or 2x8GB DDR3-1600. The board is based on the Intel H81 chipset:

"H81 is most at home in "living room PCs" and use-focused HTPCs. You lose all advanced storage functionality, drop 2 of the SATA ports, drop to a single x16 PCI-e slot, lose 2xPCI-e 2.0 lanes, and lose one DIMM per channel (meaning you're restricted to 2 memory slots). There's no overclocking support and BIOS is effectively relegated to controlling your boot devices, seeing as there's not much else to do in there."

http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1...

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

You would have been better off building from scratch.

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