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Upgrading computer - Have some questions

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#1 HBO114


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:22 PM

So I bought this computer: Acer Ax1420g-u5832

I want to upgrade it so that I can play games like BF3, Skyrim, and other modern games with high settings and good framerate. To do that I will need a new case, gpu, psu, and possibly motherboard.

These are the things I've been looking at: Antec Three Hundred case, Thermaltake V3 Case, Corsair 600w Power Supply

I've looked at a few motherboards but I noticed that the ports on the motherboard don't add up to the slots for the ports on the cases. I was wondering if you guys could give me any advice on the best way to upgrade this computer. Thanks.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

First off, I wouldn't spend the money on an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) computer expecting to upgrade the case, mobo, etc. I would have just built a computer in the first place. Buying a pre-built computer for $400, then spending another $300+ upgrading doesn't make sense when you could just build a decent gaming PC for $600 to begin with.

That being said, upgrading the graphics from integrated to dedicated, with a corresponding PSU upgrade, wouldn't be a bad idea.

Unless it is being explicitly sold as a gaming PC, most OEM's will skimp on graphics and the power supply. The average consumer knows about processor speed, RAM, and hard drive space, so I'm guessing that's why OEM's choose to cut corners on the GPU and PSU.

Honestly, I'm not sure if this computer is capable of playing BF3, Skyrim, etc., even with upgrades. I'm curious to hear other people's opinions on this.
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#3 HBO114

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:39 AM

Well to be honest, I really just want to play games such as Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Team Fortress 2, and maybe Skyrim with a good framerate and high settings.

I was considering buying these three things to achieve that: Antec Three Hundred Case, Radeon HD 6670, Corsair 600w power supply

You don't think it would work?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:58 AM

Those parts would work but you can get better performance by getting a 6870.

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