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PC Needs an upgrade!!!!!!!!

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November 19, 2011 8:28:14 AM

Hi guys.
I want to upgrade my mom s PC. I ll be using it to play mild games. My budget is 600$
PC specs are :-

Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
Intel DG41RQ mobo
Kingston 2GB RAM
Asus EN8400GS 512MB
Seagate 250GB

Thankyou.

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November 19, 2011 8:43:52 AM

Oh my word! With a 600Dollar budge, get a new PC.
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November 19, 2011 9:39:45 AM

I also second Novuake.

With $600 to spend, you are better off building yourself a budget gaming PC and reusing the keyboard/mouse and monitor from that PC.
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November 19, 2011 10:03:09 AM

AND get that one a better mid-range GPU and 2GB RAM in the process. Then you got one extra decent PC.
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November 19, 2011 10:56:05 AM

Can u suggest something for my 600$-not-so-cool-PC? :) 
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November 19, 2011 11:31:45 AM

What you mean not-so-cool?

Take a look at this article :

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock...

Unfortunately HDD prices have more than doubled. So you should end at just under 600 with that build. Any extra cash and get a better GPU.
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November 19, 2011 11:50:52 AM

The way I see it, your PC is plenty good for your mom and then some. You don't really have to spend anything on it as of now. You should really save yourself a lot of money by just upgrading the gfx card and adding a further 2GB of RAM (4GB overall) and that too, if you are actually into gaming and not just a little bit of fiddling around - "mild gaming" as you say.

If that is the case, you REALLY don't need to do anything. If you feel your PC has slowed down a bit, just back up all your files and re-install the OS. It will be good as new in no time at all.
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November 19, 2011 12:05:03 PM

upgrade the motherboard, cpu, ram and video card, and sell your current on ebay.

If you dont want to go over the process of selecting parts, a MacMini + magic mouse is $600, its way faster than your current PC, fits in your hand and is light as a feather
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