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I want to upgrade my hp p6653w to run mmo\'s like star wars old republic what do

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December 27, 2011 6:58:36 PM

Please give us your specs and your budget.
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December 28, 2011 10:47:09 AM

Manufacturer's motherboard name: N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
HP/Compaq name: Alvorix
Form Factor
uATX form factor: 24.4cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4cm (9.6 inches).
Chipset
AMD 785G
Front-side bus speed
1333/1066/800MHz
Upgrade Information
Processor upgrade information
Max TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.

AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)
Memory upgrade information
Dual channel memory architecture
Four DDR3 DIMMs (240-pin) sockets
PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB DDR3 DIMMs
Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit systems
Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit PCs
*32-bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
Integrated video
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
Integrated graphics: concurrent use of the DVI and VGA ports is supported.
Also supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards*
NOTE: *Either integrated graphics or the PCI Express x16 slot are usable at one time; they are not usable concurrently.

Integrated audio
Integrated ALC888S-VD audio
*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
Audio CODEC: ALC888S-VD
Number of channels: 8
Maximum sample rate: up to 192,000 Hz
Supports one SPDIF digital connection
Integrated network
LAN: 10-Base-T
Technology: PCI Realtek RTL8105E
Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s
Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
I/O Ports and internal connectors
Back I/O ports
Figure 2: Back I/O panel
1 - One electrical S/PDIF Output
2 - One VGA port
3 - Four USB 2.0 ports
4 - One RJ45 10/100 Mb/s LAN
5 - Center/Subwoofer-out (yellow - orange)
6 - Rear speaker-out (black)
7 - Line-in (light blue)
8 - Line-out (lime)
9 - Mic-in (pink)
10 - Side speaker-out (gray)
11 - One DVI-D port
Photograph of the ports on the back panel
Internal Connectors
One CPU fan connector
One system fan connector
Four SATA connectors
One front audio header
One Mini-PCIE LED header
Two Dual-USB 2.0 headers
Four Single-USB 2.0 headers
One front panel header
One S/PDIF out header
One Power Supply connector
One ATX connector
Expansion Slots
1 PCI Express x16 slot Gen 2 speed
3 PCI Express x1 slots
1 PCI Express x1 mini card socket
Jumper settings

not for sure how much will say round about between 200 and 400$ but if can get good play for less o.k. with me. if more is needed then please tell me as i am not sure what i need.

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December 28, 2011 4:17:22 PM

These aren't your system specs but I looked your model no. online because I am a nice person ;P
I'm guessing you didn't upgrade your rig at all so you need a discrete GPU and a new PSU. You could get a new CPU but that'll be fine for now. OCing can usually get you a few more frames per second (if your mobo supports it). Your budget is $200 to $400? That's plenty for a GPU and a PSU.

I suggest the 6790 because MMOs don't demand a lot of juice and this card can run anything you throw at it. You can OC if you want to.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 6790

For the PSU, I would put a lot of money into it because they are usually the ones that wear out the fastest and blow your system up. You NEED a quality PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - FSP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Seasonic

I suggest the Seasonic because it's modular and they make quality PSUs. If you want to save, go for the FSP. It's a decent PSU, too.
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January 1, 2012 10:27:52 AM

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