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January 29, 2012 1:03:20 AM

I have a second computer not doing much, a Dell Dimension 8400.

Specs
3.2-GHz Pentium 4 560
1024MB of DDR2-533 SDRAM
RADEON x300 128mb
Xp SP3
350 W PSU

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The main problems I face is the motherboard only supports up to 4gb Ram and the Core. The compatible Graphics Cards are also very expensive. My goal is to Spend as little money as possible to upgrade this machine for Gaming(Skyrim/BF3).


I want to know if it's worth it and what kind of performance I can get out of it.
January 29, 2012 4:52:18 PM

Save for a new build. No upgrade would be worth it.

You could throw a Linux distro on the old machine and repurpose it as a web surfing box or donate to something like the Goodwill recycling program. They would be glad to get it.
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January 29, 2012 5:47:43 PM

I would recommend you to just buy a whole new since you won't be able to get any decent frame rates from your build even after upgrading. You can build a pretty good computer for around $600. You could also probably reuse your HDD if it's SATA to save some money
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February 2, 2012 5:19:04 AM

I was thinking of doing just that, r0aringdrag0n. I was gonna spare the HD, sound card, and Gcard and use it in my new build, and upgrade as I get more money. Thx. =]
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February 2, 2012 5:19:31 AM

Best answer selected by Majorcuddles.
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