Solved i wanna some Upgrade hints

August 23, 2012 at 20:54:15
Specs: Windows XP
i wanna to upgrade my pc to make 2012 games work on it and my budget is about 400 $ , any ideas?
thx

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August 24, 2012 at 19:40:41
Don't bother upgrading that P4. Build a new computer instead.

Pentium G630 (Sandy Bridge core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$67.99

Radeon HD 6770 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$99.99

8GB of Crucial RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$34.99

Biostar H61 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$49.99

Antec Case with included 380w Earthwatts 80+ Bronze PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$94.99

WD Blue 500GB hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$69.99

Reuse your DVD burner

Total: $417.94

mATX Beast | LGA2011 i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz | 16GB quad-channel DDR-1866 | GTX 670
240GB SSD+2TB HDD | Asus Rampage IV Gene | Seasonic X560 | Silverstone TJ08-E



#1
August 23, 2012 at 22:08:44
How are we possibly going to provide any upgrade help without knowing what you currently have?

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#2
August 24, 2012 at 08:07:08
Upgrade CPU or overclock the one you have.
Add more RAM.
Upgrade to a decent gaming video card.
Upgrade power supply to one that can handle the load of the new video card.
Add SSD & install Win7 on it.

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#3
August 24, 2012 at 17:10:41
ok i have Pentium 4 3.00 GHZ processor,
160 GB harddisk
1.5 Gb RAM
gigabyte 9400 GT VGA
any ideas?

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#4
August 24, 2012 at 19:31:18
For what it is going to cost you to upgrade it, you would be better off purchasing (or better yet, building) a new system.

For upgrade, it would be better if you listed the exact system you have or more detailed component list. You probably have practically the highest your motherboard will support CPU wise so you would just be able to upgrade your video card and an appropriate power supply for it. You could add some more memory, two 1GB sticks of memory, as fast as your board will support would be about right for XP.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
August 24, 2012 at 19:40:41
✔ Best Answer
Don't bother upgrading that P4. Build a new computer instead.

Pentium G630 (Sandy Bridge core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$67.99

Radeon HD 6770 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$99.99

8GB of Crucial RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$34.99

Biostar H61 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$49.99

Antec Case with included 380w Earthwatts 80+ Bronze PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$94.99

WD Blue 500GB hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
$69.99

Reuse your DVD burner

Total: $417.94

mATX Beast | LGA2011 i7-3930K @ 4.2GHz | 16GB quad-channel DDR-1866 | GTX 670
240GB SSD+2TB HDD | Asus Rampage IV Gene | Seasonic X560 | Silverstone TJ08-E


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#6
August 24, 2012 at 23:59:24
Agree it isn't worth investing anything into the P4. There are no "upgrades" that will make it run modern games. I know. I'm running a very similar rig.

As a matter of interest there is a second-hand dealer in my location who advertises to buy unwanted used systems. Will not even quote on anything pre- dualcore. There is basically no resale market for P4 HT systems and game developers are designing to run on higher spec modern systems. It's time to make the leap into this decade.

Note the costing by jackbomb does not include a new operating system which is going to set you back about another $100 ( more for a full retail license version rather than OEM)

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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