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Easiest Upgrade for my low end second PC

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August 10, 2013 9:30:59 AM

Hi, im after some advice, got this gaming PC, its low end of spec but runs most games smooth, except Arma 2, i am after what would be the best thing to upgrade to make the biggest improvement, below is my speccy data

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640 running at 3.1GHz
Orleans 90nm Technology
RAM 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz (3-3-3-8)
Motherboard ASRock K10N78M (CPUSocket) 35 °C
Graphics SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
2048MB AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (MSI)
Hard Drives
466GB Seagate ST3500312CS ATA Device (SATA) 34 °C
Optical Drives
Audio AMD High Definition Audio Device

any help is much appreciated


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August 10, 2013 10:03:19 AM

Best improvment would be a change in CPU/Mobo. Something like this:

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core $124 (you can overclock this cpu to your needs)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $29

MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $74 ( This mobo has easy overclock genie)

For a couple hundred you will have a huge upgrade in your performance.