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Need some help upgrading please

Last response: in Systems
June 23, 2014 3:37:35 PM

I'm looking to upgrade and not sure about compatibility when doing so. Could really use a professional opinion or two.

Short on cash at the moment and don't want to throw down on a gaming rig. I'd like to upgrade my old computer to get me by in the meantime. It will pretty much just be running WoW and maybe TF2, nothing crazy.

Can I just upgrade video card and ram and be ok? Or is there more that is going to need to be done.

Also any suggestions on upgrades would be greatly appreciated

This is what I'm running currently

Video Card
GeForce 8800gt 512mb DDR3

Hard Drive
Barracuda 7200.7 160 GB

2x Hynix 1gb 1Rx8
2x Samsung 512mb 1Rx8

Power Supply
Enermax Noisetaker II - 485w

Foxconn g33m02 (dell) link below

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June 23, 2014 3:48:24 PM

What CPU do you have? Is that RAM DDR2 or DDR3?

I am assuming you don't have $550 to spend on upgrading the Mobo+CPU+RAM+ GPU

If you are just looking for a GPU upgrade then teh gtx 750 ti would be a good choice, wouldn't need to upgrade the power supply (assuming that the PCIe slot is PCIe 2.0 or above, don't believe the 750 ti would run on a PCIe 1.0 slot.

If the RAM is DDR2 then there is not much point in upgrading it (too expensive), if it is DDR3 then it is an easy upgrade to 8gb with 2 4gb sticks.