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Upgrade For The New Games?


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#1 IcedOut3

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:39 AM

Just looking around the latest games for windows such as Pro Street, COD4, Crysis and so on I have come to realise my computer cant play any of them :thumbsup: So can someone please help me with upgrading my computer to a reasonable standard (my pc is about 2-3 yrs old)
My spending budget is around upto AUD$500, if you need any more details please ask :huh:

My Specs:
Pentium 4 3.2GHz
1GB RAM
280GB HDD
nVidia GeForce 6200

Thanks! :huh:

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:50 AM

More detailed spec are needed, like motherboard, power supply and optical drive.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:50 PM

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Model - 8IP775/-G

Chipset Model 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interfa

Power Supply: :thumbsup: how man I find this?

Optical Drive: Lite-On Model LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:41 PM

There is no data path between the power supply and the motherboard, so the only way to find out what power supply you have it to open the computer and look at the label.

You could stick a x1950Pro AGP version and another gigabyte of RAM in the computer you have for $500 AUD. That will get you up to a little above minimum requirement for Crysis to let you play at low settings, and also let you play other new games at medium settings. This, of course, requires that you have a big enough power supply.

You would still not be in a great shape. Your CPU will start to become a problem, and there isn't really any possibilities of making a significant upgrade on that motherboard. To upgrade the motherboard would require upgrading everything else as well, leaving you in a situation of practically getting a new computer.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 04:09 PM

:thumbsup: So are you saying the time for my computer has come? I got it 3 years ago for ~AUD$2700, now I can get double the performance for half the price :huh: I want to get a new computer overall, maybe custom built, but the shops around my city are expensive compared to online stores..

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:44 PM

Probably best to buy it from a computer store instead of buying online, even though it is cheaper, if there is a problem with it it is goign to cost you heaps of money fixing it whereas buying it from a local computer store, you can just take it in and they shouldnt cost as much.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:22 PM

Have you considered building your own?
I think that would be the best cost/performance alternative.
You would get more, for your money, and it would be easier to factor in, future expandability.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:38 PM

I really want to but I don't think my parents will put me in responsibility over such equipment :huh: but if it was an option, I would much rather follow that route over any other.. sadly its not to be :thumbsup:




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