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Can I transform my old desktop into a decent gaming system?


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#1 hrdwre

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 12:44 PM

Here's the video that gave me the idea:

 

The old desktop I have is an Athelon x2 64bit, with 2 gigs of ram (that's the max). If this build is possible, I think I'm going to skip windows to save money and just install SteamOS as soon as it becomes downloadable. Unless it's possible to use Windows 8 on a 2nd, new PC (once this build is obsolete for playing most games).

 

Any advice or tips would be appreciated.

 

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#2 Ezzah

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 09:49 PM

If your max is 2GB on the current mobo, then you'll need to upgrade the mobo, and thus you would be required to purchase a new CPU, RAM, motherboard, GPU, and perhaps a PSU.

 

Not doable in 150 dollars, considering that your CPU could cost that much.

 

What is the full current specs? Download and run Speccy and post a screenshot if you can.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:13 PM

Naw yeah it's a bit to outdated sadly.

 

I haven't seen any games in a while that only require 2GB of RAM. Same goes for the dual core Anthlon (and seeing what it's paired with), it's probaly one of the weaker ones anyway that don't meet the min for games that list some kind of dual core CPU as a requirement.

 

Yeah... is obsolete all around all ready for anything other then the usual web surfing.


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