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January 11, 2011 3:23:00 PM

I recently this computer: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13427_div...

PSU: 300W
Graphic card: Nvidia Geforce 6150se
RAM: 2GB (1,75 usable)
OS: Windows 7 home premium 32-bit
Processor: amd sempron 140 2.70ghz
NVIDIA nForce 430 Chipset
160gb hard drive

So, i am trying to update this computer to play some newer games. I have been recommended these parts:

http://www.arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMP...
http://www.arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMP...
http://www.arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/5750/SAPPH...
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMPONEN...
http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMPONEN...

Sorry for different language, i hope you can still understand the information:) 
My questions, are these parts compatible with my computer? I don't know much about computers so i have no idea if they actually fit in the box or will there be any other complications.
Is it worth the money? they all cost about 400 euros.
Are some parts really necessary? I'd like the price to be as low as possible, without losing quality.

The main reason for my upgrading is to play games like gta4, cod black ops, metro 2033, so will these parts handle these games and how? the youtube views gives me an idea that i'd be able to run all of them at a stable fps at medium settings.

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January 11, 2011 3:40:05 PM

I think you will be a lot better off saving a bit more cash and buying then.

Few problems i see:
PSU - Seems cheap with a not very good brand, 400-450 watts will also limit upgrades - You don't want to go cheap on the PSU as it could cost you the whole pc being ruined.

Ram - are you thinking of using the 2gb sticks with your current 2gb sticks to get 4gb? If not, 2gb will be alright for games but 4gb is really what you should be aiming for. You have Windows 7 in 32 bit, If you can, you really should try to upgrade to 64 bit as it can recognise more than 3Gb of Ram.

Proccesor + Mobo: Your proccesor choice is pretty old, i would suggest going with AMD proccesor and Mobo as it will be a lot more power and value for money then your current selection.

Graphics Card: It's an alright card but i really think you should go for atleast a 5770.

With your current selection, you will be able to play the current games at medium settings (granted your PSU works as intended) but will start giving trouble very quickly and hasn't got much room for improvement.
January 11, 2011 4:28:37 PM

I'm not really thinking of an improvement to this computer again. Next time i need an upgrade i guess i'll let someone to build me a computer from scratch.
RAM - yes, i'm adding them together to get 4gb, so i'll upgrade to 64 bit.
PSU - http://arvutikeskus.ee/est/TOOTEKATALOOG/ARVUTIKOMPONEN... Would this do the job?

I'd rather not change other parts, if someone can guarantee me, that the parts fit together without any problems.

But what do you mean by getting trouble very quickly? Are you saying the parts just start failing?
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January 11, 2011 4:43:23 PM

Nah, I worded myself bit wrong - what i meant that newer games that come out,in a year or two, might have to run at lower settings to be at a good fps.

That PSU should be good.
January 11, 2011 5:20:14 PM

Ok thanks for your replies but i am still worried about 1 thing.
http://be.bruneautech.com/hp-cpq-505-semp140-2gb-16gb-w... This is a picture of my computer case.
Do i need another case or will the new parts fit in it and are all parts compatible with each other? I just don't want to be in the situation i buy all the parts and they don't come together, so please someone confirm me that there will be no complications.
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January 11, 2011 5:34:34 PM

That is a MicroATX case, so it will definitely be cramped to work in... probably will not allow any of the longer graphics cards. You could have issues trying to upgrade in it.
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