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Upgrading old pc

Could anyone give me advice on what I could do with this pc? Someone gave me a sony VGC-RC310G and I was wondering if I could upgrade it enough to play some decent games. I'm looking for the budget to be somewhere around 300 dollars. Here's what it has in it:

Intel Pentium D 940 processor 3.20Ghz
Intel prague AAD12395-206 motherboard
Intel 945G chipset
400w PSU
4-memory slots, all taken (2GB PC2-4200, DDR2)
Nvidia 7600 GT
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  1. And what do you mean by decent games?

    You'll need to start a new build as there is nothing worth upgrading in your current pc.
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    Here's my suggestion for $300. Unfortunately it doesn't involve anything you already have other than maybe the harddrive. If you re-used yours you'd be sitting at $318 minus $35 in rebates not shown.
    https://i.imgur.com/YL1D0M8.png

    You could just grab a decent power supply at about $40 and the 260x for $100 and then upgrade the rest later if you needed to do it in pieces.
  3. I was looking to play games like Amnesia: a machine for pigs and Outlast. So it isn't really worth it to salvage anything from that computer?
  4. bccorrupt said:
    Here's my suggestion for $300. Unfortunately it doesn't involve anything you already have other than maybe the harddrive. If you re-used yours you'd be sitting at $318 minus $35 in rebates not shown.
    https://i.imgur.com/YL1D0M8.png

    You could just grab a decent power supply at about $40 and the 260x for $100 and then upgrade the rest later if you needed to do it in pieces.


    That's the build I would go with, except I would use a different case and a better PSU.
  5. codyc1991 said:
    I was looking to play games like Amnesia: a machine for pigs and Outlast. So it isn't really worth it to salvage anything from that computer?


    Not really, your parts are about 8 years old, they're past the point of being upgraded, but like I said you can buy a decent power supply and video card and use it like that with a pretty decent improvement over your current setup and then replace the CPU/MB/ram later on if you need to.
  6. codyc1991 said:
    I was looking to play games like Amnesia: a machine for pigs and Outlast. So it isn't really worth it to salvage anything from that computer?


    Unless you have a SATA hard drive, there's really nothing to salvage.

    If you're tight on cash you could gut the case and use that, but the cable management would be nonexistent.
  7. RazerZ said:
    codyc1991 said:
    I was looking to play games like Amnesia: a machine for pigs and Outlast. So it isn't really worth it to salvage anything from that computer?


    Unless you have a SATA hard drive, there's really nothing to salvage.

    If you're tight on cash you could gut the case and use that, but the cable management would be nonexistent.


    Good catch, I didn't even think about it being that old, may not even have a SATA hard drive.
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