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Upgrading old dell 8300 (AGP), budget >$100 - Help me choose

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July 31, 2010 4:34:47 PM

here is all the technical data for my machine .

Is this good? http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
that is, is it compatible with my system?

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably within the next month BUDGET RANGE:I would like to spend less than 100 dollars because this machine is over 6 years old and is not worth spending too much money on

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: general gaming - that is source, tf2, and possibly starcraft 2 with decent settings (i care more about performance than i do about graphics; high fps)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ati radeon x850 series with a

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/s...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.ca or canadacomputers.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: no not really

OVERCLOCKING: maybe if i know how to

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want it to last

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July 31, 2010 4:42:44 PM

xco said:
here is all the technical data for my machine .

Is this good? http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
that is, is it compatible with my system?

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably within the next month BUDGET RANGE:I would like to spend less than 100 dollars because this machine is over 6 years old and is not worth spending too much money on

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: general gaming - that is source, tf2, and possibly starcraft 2 with decent settings (i care more about performance than i do about graphics; high fps)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: ati radeon x850 series with a

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/s...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.ca or canadacomputers.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: no not really

OVERCLOCKING: maybe if i know how to

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want it to last


It is compatible with your system, but you'll probably play SC2 on low. At low resolutions too.

Suggest you look into investing in an HD4650, it will probably handle your resolution better.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
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August 2, 2010 10:07:17 PM

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