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May 9, 2014 4:39:59 AM

My brother's old Acer X1920 wants to upgrade everything and turn it into a mid-range gaming rig. His budget is 200-350$. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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May 9, 2014 5:21:07 AM

USAFRet said:
Is it this one?

If so, any upgrades are going to be hard.

1. Already at max RAM of 4GB
2. SFF case, limiting your choices of GPU
3. Small PSU
4. Only 1 SATA II port

My bro has the 2GB model so that's one.
We'd have to change the PSU then .-.
That 1 SATA breaks my heart.. but i guess, it'll be fine.
Can you recommend me a GPU that would fit in that thing?
The stock processor is LGA 755 and i don't think i can find any more of those I right?
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May 9, 2014 5:30:36 AM

You'd have to open it up and see what PCI-E slots there are, and how much physical space there is for a new low-profile GPU.

But any new GPU will be hampered by the rest of the system.
Personally, I wouldn't put another penny into trying to make that thing 'good'. Have him save up for a whole new box.
May 9, 2014 5:38:26 AM

There's only one.

Yea, i thought about that. Thanks, dude.
May 9, 2014 5:40:06 AM

I agree with USAF, don't spend anything trying to make that computer good. just save up some more money and start from scratch. I have a friend that has a small prebuilt like that but from dell and he couldn't even fit a reference GTX 550 in it. Im also gonna take a guess that it only has 1333Mhz ram, and a 5400RPM HDD, since the one listed also has that.

But yeah, since he seems willing to upgrade himself, I doubt he would have that much of an issue building his own. So just start from scratch with a budget of 5-600 or something. It will cost more but it will be better in the long run.