Im looking to replace 4 parts of my computer, they are way out dated.
CPU is a old P4 at 2.4ghz OC to 2.6ghz
GPU is a x1650 AGP 8x 512mb thats at 128bit.. ya i know
i want to get a new CPU, MB, GPU and RAM for $300 that can max or at least get 30+ fps in 25man raids in wow, i get 1-2 fps now. play Stalker CS at more than 5-10 fps on low (what i get now), play CoD 6 MW 2 at more than 10 fps (what i get now)
im looking at getting the parts this week or next week. I want to just play Games and watch movies, i have other computers that do the rest.
Parts not needed:
PSU, Case, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, HDD, CD/DVD drive, Fans, Speakers, well anything but the 4 parts below.
now my PSU is a 500w and only has 28a on the 12v, i am only going to have 2 HDD and 2 case fans, no CD/DVD or anything else like that, will that PSU be enough? if it is not, i can take out a HDD so i only have one if that makes a dif.
I just want to play new games more than 10 fps, prefer 20-30 at med or max settings at 1024x768
When you replace your mobo you have to reinstall the OS aswell. If you have a Dell, emachines ect, since it is OEM, you wont be able to use it more than 30 days(grace period) since the key for it is tied you your old mobo. You will have to drop $100 on a new os.
In addition to the parts you picked, you need a 400W power supply. You usually cant get a decent psu for under $50. Even a low end graphics card uses as much power as 4-5 hard drives, good graphics cards are more like 10 times.
i have a 500w PSU its still kinda new, i read that the GPU runs on a 400w with 26a on the 12v, wont mine be enough? and i wont have to buy windows 7 again just cause im getting 4 new parts will i?
its not just the GPU i need to replace, im CPU limited to really low FPS in alot of games. the new GTA game needs a Dual core, Assassin's Creed needs a dual core, Prototype needs a Dual core i want to play them but cant atm.