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March 18, 2014 10:31:06 PM

i want to upgrade my old pc to a gaming pc which can play the latest pc titles. please tell me what things i need to upgrade. i have the foll specifications:
RAM-2GB
Processor-Intel Pentium Dual core CPU@3 GHz
Video card-Intel G41 Express Chipset
Monitor-Acer G195hq having 1366x768 max. resolution

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March 18, 2014 10:34:06 PM

you are kidding... yes?
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March 18, 2014 10:43:55 PM

its not looking good for an upgrade,but you havent given enough info for an informed decision.what are your full specs.what motherboard?what ram ddr2 ddr3?if this is as old as i think it is there is not much you can do to upgrade aside from driving a new computer into the case,if the case is indeed usable.
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March 18, 2014 10:46:55 PM

you could max the ram out and turn it into a NAS using FREENAS
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a b 4 Gaming
March 19, 2014 3:11:53 AM

an aliean said:
i want to upgrade my old pc to a gaming pc which can play the latest pc titles. please tell me what things i need to upgrade. i have the foll specifications:
RAM-2GB
Processor-Intel Pentium Dual core CPU@3 GHz
Video card-Intel G41 Express Chipset
Monitor-Acer G195hq having 1366x768 max. resolution


Realistically, you need to upgrade everything; motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics card and power supply. Your hard drive could be carried over, but I wouldn't want to put an old one into a new machine.

Upgrading your motherboard could also mean buying a copy of Windows and a graphics card could mean buying a new case. Unfortunately, an upgrade isn't a realistic prospect for you, you need a completely new machine.

If you have a budget then we can recommend what to buy.
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March 27, 2014 6:41:15 AM

bicycle_repair_man said:
an aliean said:
i want to upgrade my old pc to a gaming pc which can play the latest pc titles. please tell me what things i need to upgrade. i have the foll specifications:
RAM-2GB
Processor-Intel Pentium Dual core CPU@3 GHz
Video card-Intel G41 Express Chipset
Monitor-Acer G195hq having 1366x768 max. resolution


Realistically, you need to upgrade everything; motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics card and power supply. Your hard drive could be carried over, but I wouldn't want to put an old one into a new machine.

Upgrading your motherboard could also mean buying a copy of Windows and a graphics card could mean buying a new case. Unfortunately, an upgrade isn't a realistic prospect for you, you need a completely new machine.

If you have a budget then we can recommend what to buy.


I have a budget of 300$
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a b 4 Gaming
March 27, 2014 7:18:00 AM

Quite frankly, a budget of $300 (USD) simply won't be enough. A motherboard and processor will already take half of your budget, and a graphics card will take the rest. You still need to consider a power supply, RAM, and copy of Windows, as well as possibly a hard drive and case. You could buy cheaper components, but they will be of poor quality or have been superseeded numerous times. Whilst old components may be good today, they may be insufficient pretty quickly.

You really need a minimum budget of $500 to build a gaming PC.
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April 13, 2014 6:28:30 AM

bicycle_repair_man said:
Quite frankly, a budget of $300 (USD) simply won't be enough. A motherboard and processor will already take half of your budget, and a graphics card will take the rest. You still need to consider a power supply, RAM, and copy of Windows, as well as possibly a hard drive and case. You could buy cheaper components, but they will be of poor quality or have been superseeded numerous times. Whilst old components may be good today, they may be insufficient pretty quickly.

You really need a minimum budget of $500 to build a gaming PC.


ok I will try my best for $500. please tell me some specifications at this budget.
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