Help with upgrading PC

This is my computer:

Motherboard: Intel Rock Lake D865PERL
Motherboard chipset: Intel springdale i865PE
Motherboard bios: AMI
CPU: Pentium 4, 3.00 GHz, 2992MHz
Zalman Quiet CPU cooler
PSU: Tagan TG580-U22 580W ATX2.01
Memory: 768 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series
Sound Card: SB Live! Wave Device
OS: Win XP Professional SP2

I want to upgrade it so I can play the Last Remnant whose min requirements are:
processor: Intel Core 2 duo (2GHz) or AMD Athlon X2 (2GHz)
memory: 1.5 GB
video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 VRAM 256MB or better
sound card: 100% DirectSound compatible sound card

So I need a new CPU, more RAM, new video card, possibly a new motherboard and sound card?

Can anyone give me suggestions to what to get? And please don't say buy a new computer, I have sentimental attachments to this one and prefer to upgrade even if it ends up being more expensive that way.

Help would be loved.
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  1. what is ur mobo's socket, 775 or the old P4 socket? If it is a 775 then u can get a new C2D

    For the gfx card u can get a good one for 35 dollars

    RAM u might need a new mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186145

    Foxconn is a good mobo and it can support all kinds of cpus

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4226576&CatId=319

    This is a very good gfx card

    RAM
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2206874&CatId=2261

    corsair is also very good

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3574211&CatId=2396

    processor
    C2D

    hope this helps
  2. Upendra09 said:


    hope this helps


    Yup, thank you.
  3. no problem
  4. Eh...That video card is not "very good". It's actually very bad for any sort of gaming.

    For a budget gamer, you're going to want at least a 9600GT. I'd suggest an HD4770, it's one of the best budget cards around.
  5. Why do people recommend hardware when they have no idea at all...nice one Uprenda! you sure he shouldn't try gaming on an intergrated intel chipset?
  6. what are you talkin about rewindlabs?
    I agree that the gfx card wasn't very good after a second look but that is just one thing. All the other specs are good, i just ried to help using my limited knowledge.

    So if you have anything better then suggest it to the OP, not me, this is a thread for advice not commenting in other people.
  7. Ahh my bad...i guess we shouldn't give a *** if you accidentally cause someone to spend 55$ that they can't get back and tell them its a good gaming card...oh *** your bad...but don't worry about it you know cause you didn't mean to half ass it and guess that its a good card right?

    Don't post if you don't know and especially if you have to admit you have little knowledge...we don't need another jackass here making mis guided recommendations..
  8. And we don't need a critical loser who likes to insult people and worsen the situation by starting an argument instead of solving the problem by giving a better suggestion.
  9. Upendra09 said:
    And we don't need a critical loser who likes to insult people and worsen the situation by starting an argument instead of solving the problem by giving a better suggestion.

    :sarcastic: Nice way to dodge....
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