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Upgrading a PC for the first Time


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#1 Crashb648

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:00 PM

So before I begin, this is the first time I have ever attempted something like this, so go easy on me!

 

I'm wanting to upgrade my PC for PC gaming. I ran a check at user benchmark (http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5417224)

and found that the Procossor and Graphics Card is in dire need of an upgrade.

 

The problem is, I don't know where to start.

 

Here are the current specs:

System: HP hp workstation xw6200

Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 08B8h

CPU: Intel Xeon | Irwindale 90nm Technology
Graphics card: 1024MB NVIDIA GeForce 210

 

Which is better to upgrade first, Graphics Card or CPU?

And any that people recommend (on a medium-sized budget)



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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

For gaming, if you mean new games on "medium settings", it's pretty much hopeless. Even if you could get dual core Xeons into that board, CPU power would still be slow on today's standards. You would also need DDR2 ECC RAM, much bigger hard drive and video card that power supply probably wouldn't support. You would also need to upgrade Windows into something newer than XP.

 

So basically buying new machine is much better idea than upgrade.


Edited by Drillingmachine, 18 October 2017 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

You can not upgrade that HP because of all of the proprietary parts. You will need to build from scratch.


Edited by hamluis, 19 October 2017 - 07:11 AM.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:47 AM

You should burn it with fire and start from scratch.

 

I have a nice recommendation for a good system.

 

H110 - Motherboard

i3 - 6100 - CPU

128GB - SSD

8GB DDR4-2133 - RAM

Windows 10 64bit - OS

RX 470 - GPU

 

That system will run you about $800 roughly - GPU prices are stupid high now but they will come down after the holidays.

 

But I would say that build is a good compromise between cost/performance.

 

I run this exact build and I can play anything I want without issue on High to Ultra settings at 4K


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#5 Crashb648

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:40 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

 

I've decided to buy a new Gaming PC.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:45 PM

Building one...would probably give you more options...now and thereafter.

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:27 PM

Indeed, building isnt that hard.

There is no soldering nor complicated wirework to be had, its like adult lego bricks.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

This, Just This!!!! So true!!!


Edited by hamluis, 20 October 2017 - 01:56 PM.

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