So i been trying to figure out exactly what to do for a little while now with my dell inspiron, basically I WANT A GAMING COMPUTER, THAT I CAN PLAY ALL THE GAMES ON HIGH-ULTRA SETTINGS, and not have to worry about it. After all my searching around I have just been back and forth with saving up to build one or upgrading my dell inspiron 570. So far I upgraded to 6 gigs of ram and a new video card. After I went to go buy a new exhaust cooling fan today and it wouldn't fit because my system doesn't have a free 4 prong cord that I could of plugged it into, after that I was like uhhh what do I do Is it honestly worth it to upgrade part by part to get a good gaming rig? or is it better to just save up and build one. I'm kinda a newb to the computer thing, I mean I know a decent amount so far but not about what to do first, or how to go part by part
I know there are a lot of topics about upgrading this but I feel like mines a little different, considering I don't have the cash to upgrade everything right away I gotta go part by part and I don't have the money to go and buy a brand new gaming PC I'd havta save up
As you plan your purchase, plan having about 150W max available for video without upgrading your 300w power supply. Your CPU is low power - Thermal Design Power (TDP): 65W. 150W lets you get some nice cards. To find the power of a video card roughly google the name and TDP. For example, google " hd6850 TDP " without the quotes.
If you go over 150W for video, no problem. You'll need to replace the power supply. A quality 450w to 500w PSU is $50-70. Make sure you get a quality PSU, post for suggestions when you are ready to buy. A bad PSU will make you miserable.
i just upgraded the video card to the 6670, i like it it runs games on high-ultra... but i just want more outa the computer.... if i upgrade do i just get the best power supply, CPU, graphics card, and good fans? i mean nothing else really needs to be touched for gaming right?