HELP with upgrading system Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: July 11, 2006 2:49 AM in Systems Share D4ng3r July 11, 2006 2:01:05 AM hello, new to these forums i have an old gaming rig, and my parents for my birthday put some upgrades into it. they gave me a better hard drive, and an awesome dvd burner cd rom drive, as well as a good power supply. i was wondering where i should go from here. it is running a p4 1.5 ghz, with an old skool mobo... not worth even looking at what it is.. i need a new MOBO, CPU, and a graphics card. all on a budget. >.> i want to play games like farcry and HL2, as well as halo etc at reasonable quality. i dont need cutting edge. my price range is medium low. i am pretty sure i want a amd athlon 64 3000 for the cpu, and a while ago i was drooling over the 6600GT. any other suggestions? i want socket 939, and not agp.... but then again, if you can find things that are one generation behind, and even agp, and they run the things i want to with "ok" quality, i will look into them. this is just a budget gaming system, i expect ok quality, and a good price. thanks for all the help. Cheers, Dan More about : upgrading system The_Prophecy July 11, 2006 2:10:44 AM CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Mobo: Asus A8N5X RAM: OCZ EL 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR400 Video: eVGA Geforce 7600GT... or if this is too high of a price for you, grab an eVGA Geforce 7300GT Mondoman July 11, 2006 2:11:27 AM Which power supply did you get? Is the hard drive parallel or serial? Related resources Upgrading old system ! Help ! - Forum Need help upgrading whole system HP pav a6863w vista 64bit - Forum Need help in upgrading the system - Forum Help In Upgrading Gaming System - Forum Upgrading an old system . Help please. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dmantech July 11, 2006 2:35:34 AM Prophecy is right you should get something that has more features and twice the power. Get at leaast a 550 watt PSU or 600Watt. The_Prophecy July 11, 2006 2:37:08 AM 550W is overkill for this system..... he could easily get away with a 450W..... or even 400. D4ng3r July 11, 2006 2:49:40 AM i havent checked yet, but i think my PS is around 350W.. >.> so, you suggest current gen, but medium price? not high-end last gen? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUpgrading my System Help ? ($500 for upgrade) ForumWorth of upgrading whole system for 670 ForumNeed help upgrading my system ForumUpgrading my system ForumUpgrading my system for the first time.. Can I get a little help ? ForumADVICE/SUGGESTIONS for upgrading system PLZ HELP ? ForumUpgrading my system , PSU help ? ForumUpgrading system need help choosing mother board ForumNeed Help Upgrading My System , most bang for buck ForumQuesiton about bottlenecks/ upgrading my system . ForumHelp upgrading my current system ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumHelp Finishing Off Build ForumP4 805 system potential buy, need opinions please. ForumHelp More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !