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."

You would have been better off building from scratch.

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