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Gaming pc. Do i need to upgrade my cpu?

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July 30, 2013 1:00:10 PM

i just asked this a few min ago but got confused.
Okay so i Currently have a old AMD athlon 64x2 dual core processor 4400

my graphics card is a Nividia GEforece GT 620

i believe i have 4 gb ram

Many friends of mine recomment that i upgrade my cpu to a Intel i5 cpu and leave everything else alone. Does this sound right?
I have about 300$ to spend total. the cpu i was looking at is about 200$

Also i have heard i would need a different mother board as well. Does all this sound right? Im pretty new to pc's and all this hardware

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July 30, 2013 1:06:22 PM

Don't post new threads when you have one that is being answered.

Everything said in the last thread is 100% right. And the problem is that your PC is so out of date that you might have to upgrade everything. You definitely WILL need a new motherboard, and since your pc is so old that motherboard might not support the connection type for your hard drive and disk drive.

This upgrade will likely cost you more than 300.00.

Also, don't expect that video card to play new games at high settings. Just saying it is about as low end as you can get in the 600 series.
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July 30, 2013 1:11:45 PM

Ck your board is it am2 or am2+. if you move from amd to intel you will need a new motherboard. and possible new ram if yours is not ddr3
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July 30, 2013 1:27:29 PM

ethereal essence said:
Don't post new threads when you have one that is being answered.

Everything said in the last thread is 100% right. And the problem is that your PC is so out of date that you might have to upgrade everything. You definitely WILL need a new motherboard, and since your pc is so old that motherboard might not support the connection type for your hard drive and disk drive.

This upgrade will likely cost you more than 300.00.

Also, don't expect that video card to play new games at high settings. Just saying it is about as low end as you can get in the 600 series.


There was so many people in the last thread i didnt know what or who to talk to. and so what exactly should i do. just save up until i have enough for a better pc in general?
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July 30, 2013 1:37:33 PM

Opening a new thread doesn't help matters at all. The same people will likely see the new thread as well. The best way to get the best answers is by being as specific as possible, listing the exact parts you have. If you bought a PC from a retailer then give the model number of that PC (usually listed on the front).

As for what you should do. Honestly upgrading a PC that old is not worth the money at all. If you are not comfortable with building your own PC from scratch then you should save up and buy one from a retail store.

If you want to try building your own, then picking the right parts is key. For a decent video card, you don't want to spend less than 130-150 at minimum (general rule of thumb). That is as low as gaming video cards get. The one you got was just meant for day to day use, not gaming. (Nvidia's gaming video cards are GTX not GT)

I didn't mean to come off as a jerk, so if I offended you then I'm sorry.

So I'll ask you, are you comfortable with building your own pc?
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July 30, 2013 1:41:13 PM

ethereal essence said:
Opening a new thread doesn't help matters at all. The same people will likely see the new thread as well. The best way to get the best answers is by being as specific as possible, listing the exact parts you have. If you bought a PC from a retailer then give the model number of that PC (usually listed on the front).

As for what you should do. Honestly upgrading a PC that old is not worth the money at all. If you are not comfortable with building your own PC from scratch then you should save up and buy one from a retail store.

If you want to try building your own, then picking the right parts is key. For a decent video card, you don't want to spend less than 130-150 at minimum (general rule of thumb). That is as low as gaming video cards get. The one you got was just meant for day to day use, not gaming. (Nvidia's gaming video cards are GTX not GT)

I didn't mean to come off as a jerk, so if I offended you then I'm sorry.

So I'll ask you, are you comfortable with building your own pc?


No i am just barley switching to pc and dont know a whole lot about it. my step dad fixes and builds computers for a living so if i could get the parts he could put it together
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July 30, 2013 1:42:20 PM

double post
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July 30, 2013 1:43:31 PM

ok, I'll try to come up with a build for you to save up for. What would be your max budget? (for a total system that is)
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July 30, 2013 1:48:06 PM

ethereal essence said:
ok, I'll try to come up with a build for you to save up for. What would be your max budget? (for a total system that is)


prabrobly some where around 500 to 800
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July 30, 2013 1:50:10 PM

ok.

here is a list of parts you can get (with windows 7 included) for about 700.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mp24

I have to leave for work now, but when i get home I'll post another closer to 500.00
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July 30, 2013 1:56:47 PM

for a 300 dollar upgrade budget. I would look to a apu
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July 30, 2013 1:57:01 PM

ethereal essence said:
ok.

here is a list of parts you can get (with windows 7 included) for about 700.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mp24

I have to leave for work now, but when i get home I'll post another closer to 500.00


Okay thanks. My stepdad can get windows 7 for free so that does not need to be included. he got it for My current pc
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July 30, 2013 10:32:08 PM

Brad S said:
ethereal essence said:
ok.

here is a list of parts you can get (with windows 7 included) for about 700.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mp24

I have to leave for work now, but when i get home I'll post another closer to 500.00


Okay thanks. My stepdad can get windows 7 for free so that does not need to be included. he got it for My current pc


well that saves 100 then :) 
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