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December 29, 2009 3:43:47 PM

hello everybody. i need to have a better computer for gaming. i don't know if i should opgrade my own, or buy a new one my specs are: Motherboard: MS-7366 Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS CPU: Intel core 2 duo E4500 RAM: 3gb ddr2 ram thanks for the help

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December 29, 2009 3:47:33 PM

hmm.... how much is ur budget.... cpu-core2quad [q8200] g-card..9400gt[2x performance of 8600gt] can cost u low but its a decent choice
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December 29, 2009 3:49:40 PM

upgrading gpu would help alot
if you have money for upgrade then what are you waiting for?
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December 29, 2009 3:57:40 PM

According to this find off google.ca
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-MSI/P6NGM-FIH_%28MS-7366%...

You can upgrade to a much better cpu or a better videocard or both.

CPU Upgrade will make the pc faster for loading applications and very little for gaming considering the videocard.
Videocard upgrade will make the games run a lot better, but any new videocard that costs over 120$ might start to be bottlenecked by the cpu...

3 gigs of ram is just perfect.


Here are some options.

Intel Q9400 Need Bios Update 190$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Q8400 Also need bios update 160$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Videocard

Radeon 5770 1 gig 155$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 4670 79$ fanless
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Geforce 250GTS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Keep in mind that you should make sure to have a MINIMUM of 500W Power Supply from a decent brand (Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake...)



If you have the budget I recommend Q8400 CPU + Radeon 5770
You can then milk the pc for quite a long time depending on your standards.

With little budget a radeon 5770
without any budget a Radeon 4670
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December 30, 2009 8:26:38 AM

i don't know if it is possible, but my budget are 800$
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December 30, 2009 10:27:51 AM

striker10001 said:
hmm.... how much is ur budget.... cpu-core2quad [q8200] g-card..9400gt[2x performance of 8600gt] can cost u low but its a decent choice


9400GT is half the card the 8600GT is.
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December 30, 2009 1:19:50 PM

are you sure that all of the hardware you have said, can work with my motherboard, because it is very old?

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December 30, 2009 1:41:01 PM

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Normally I would agree that socket 775 is dead, for new builds I wouldnt recommend socket 775. However if there is a chance that the threadstarter can use his existing motherboard and memory and save money he might be better off financially. Performance wise it will not make much diference.

Edit: Saying that though, the threadstarter could probably sell his current rig on eBay and put the profit towards the i3 build like you suggested or a AMD build.


AMD build=?

i3 build=?

i dont know all these :pt1cable: 
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December 30, 2009 1:58:26 PM

MSI Website, directly to the list of P6NGM-Something motherboard support pages.

You have an MSI P6NGM-Something according to your first post, but you can confirm this by running CPUID

If that is really what you have, it's still a fair board.
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December 30, 2009 2:46:41 PM

im sorry, but i don't know where to find it :??: 

my motherboard is for medion and the model is: MS-7366
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December 30, 2009 2:52:43 PM

motherboard:

manufacture: MEDIONPC
model: MS-7366
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December 30, 2009 3:21:59 PM

.... my motherboard is red too :) 
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December 30, 2009 3:36:07 PM

it is the right motherboard.

what is LGA775?
and i don't know what and where the PCIE slot is on my computer
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