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Upgrading HP Pavillion p7-1534 -Need help on what parts to get for modern gaming


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#1 jwhite6699

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

I am upgrading my HP Pavilion p7-1534 so I can play modern video games (like CS:GO, BF4, etc.) on medium-high settings at 120+ fps. I need help on the main parts I need to achieve this. Here is a list of the main parts in the computer. *Copied from info sheet on the side of my computer*

  • Next Gen AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 Accelerated Processor
  • 8GB DDR3 system memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Beats Audio

I appreciate the help!

 

EDIT 1:

  • Motherboard: MSI 2AE0 1.0
  • Power Supply: Internal 300W (100V-240V)
  • Budget: Don't really have one quite now. Just want to see what I need, bookmark it on Amazon, Tigerdirect, etc. then buy it when I have enough money. If that doesn't really help, I have about $500 in my wallet right now ready to spend.

Here is a helpful link about my computer. Click here.

If you guys still need more info, just let me know.


Edited by jwhite6699, 22 July 2015 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

JWhite,

 

We still need a bit more information...

 

What are the motherboard specifications?

 

What is your current power supply unit specification?

 

We will be happy to help once we get those pieces of information from you.


Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2017 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:37 AM

I would like to add on to that list above.  What is your budget?  You're going to have to spend quite a bit to get up to high settings since you use an APU without a dedicated graphics card.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:23 AM

Updated previous post.


Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2017 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

JWhite,

 

Ok, according to the specs that I found... you would be able to upgrade the processor to one of the following:

 


Trinity A8-5600K, Trinity A10-5800K, A10-5700 Quad-Core
 
Then the RAM modules can be upgraded to the following:
 
4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1866/1600/1333 MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory (Max 32GB = 4 x 8 GB)
 
Currently, the motherboard has ATI Radeon HD, which is the on-board graphics controller. You will need a dedicated (stand alone) graphics card if you want to play some of those high end games.
 
Here's my recommended upgrades:
 

 
CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI A88X-G45 GAMING ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB Dual-X Video Card  ($194.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $483.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-22 13:19 EDT-0400
 
The only thing that I don't know about is the computer case. Is it micro-ATX or mid-tower ATX?
 
That's the only component that I am not certain of.

Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2017 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:57 PM

Sorry, but I can't really find if it is a micro or mid-tower, but here are dimensions of the case:

  • Height: 39.4 cm (15.55 inches)

  • Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)

  • Depth: 40.9 cm (16.14 inches)

Hopefully that helps.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:01 PM

That would make the case a mid-tower... on the smaller scale, but not quite micro-tower.

 

However, that being said... it will accept an ATX sized motherboard with no problems.


Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2017 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:59 AM

Your current motherboard will take a A10-5800K processor, which is a bit old.  If you replace the motherboard, you will need to purchase a new license for Windows since OEM/System Builder editions are tied to the motherboard and cannot be moved, unlike the full, boxed retail copies.  So, add another $100 onto the build above if you want to swap out the motherboard.

 

If you are wanting to game at medium/high settings for new or upcoming games, you will need to get a few additional components.  The good news is you can reuse your DDR3 RAM, hard drives, optical drives, and case, so you are saving money there.  If you want to reuse your case, you will need to use a microATX sized motherboard since that is what your current one allows.

 

As an alternative to the above build, here's an idea:

 

Motherboard: ASRock 970M Pro3 - It's rare to find AMD 900 series chipsets on anything smaller than a standard ATX PCB.  $54

CPU:  AMD FX-8320 - Not the highest-end processor, but will do well in this case.  $144

PSU:  CORSAIR CX series CX600M 600W - Should be more than adequate for this use case.  $69

OS:  Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM - You need this, you can also wait a week or so and buy Windows 10.  $99

GPU:  ZOTAC ZT-90101-10P GeForce GTX 970 4GB or EVGA 02G-P4-2962-KR GeForce GTX 960 Superclocked 2GB - The 970 is more powerful but large, the 960 is smaller and should be an easier fit into your case, but less powerful.  Both are more powerful than an R9 270X.  The GTX 970 is about 10.5 inches long, so make absolutely sure you can fit this into your case if you decide to get one.  $309 (GTX 970)  $184 (GTX 960)

 

Total Cost $679 (With the GTX 970) or $554 (With the GTX 960)


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