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Upgrading to play newer games


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#1 gusme

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

I have a 4-5 yr old pc. I wanna play
Arkham City, Fallout: New Vegas, GTA IV, Assassins Creed Brotherhood on high settings if possible.
My desktop specs:
*HP Pavilion Media Center m8400f pc
*AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core 2.2 GHz 2000MHz FSB; 2MB L2, 2MB shared L3 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2 memory
*720Gb on dual SATA hard drives ( C: 96 GB free of 326, E: 291GB free of 335)
*Vista Home Premium w\SP1
*NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT graphics card
*300-watt power supply (100 - 240, 50/60Hz)
LINK TO FULL SPECS http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=KJ377AAR
I want to play newer games as well as give a little more life to my old pc.
Budget- as low as possible - $300
Is this possible? Or should I buy a new desktop all together? Thanks for any help you can give!

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

Thats pretty rough to do to bring that up to date, especially on a 300 dollar budget. If you have to upgrade now and can't wait awhile and save up-I would suggest upgrading the Power supply and the video card first, and then as money becomes available, update the rest of your parts. If you can wait-I would save up and purchase/build a new system. Perhaps a good coolermaster or Antec 6-700 watt PSU such as this coupled with a AMD Saphire card such as this

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for the response the_patriot11. My budget is kinda low. Do you think I could buy a decent gaming pc for around 800? I would like to build it but I dont have much experience rather than swapping psu's and graphics cards, and installing additional memory. I don't want to screw anything up. I'm playing fallout 3 and It seems like gameplay is beginning to "stutter". Draw distance has become almost irrelevent, I won't see npc's till there 5 feet in front of me. I just have a feeling I need to upgrade this instant before it gives out.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

eh, purchase decent system for 800, maybe. You would be far better off building one. their not hard to do, do a bit of online reading, ask questions, plenty of people here who can help. Biggest things to remember is to make sure your well grounded when working on it so as not to ruin anything with static electricity, and 99% of the time if your forcing it your doing it wrong lol.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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