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May 1, 2012 3:47:09 PM

What do i need to upgrade?
I want a good computer that can handle most games on high.

CPU:intel e8500 core2duo3.16GHz

Ram:4 gb

Harddrive:500 GB western digital

Video card:p alit ATI HD4850

Motherboard:Asus P5QL PRO

Case:cooler master Elite RC-335

Operating system:Windows XP Home Edition

thx for the help

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May 1, 2012 3:59:52 PM

How much $ are you planning on spending and what PSU ? It looks like the CPU+Motherboard is in need of an upgrade and wouldn't hurt to upgrade your GPU either.
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May 1, 2012 4:06:52 PM

Your gonna need a whole new computer basically.

You need cpu, which means new mobo and ram (unless you already have ddr3)

A new video card, which may or may not require a new power supply and WinXP is obsolete, so you need a new OS too.
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May 1, 2012 4:23:15 PM

I would probably convert the existing one as a home server and build a new one...the Ivy Bridge i5 3570K....
May 1, 2012 4:32:56 PM

Yea I agree with these guys. If you have around $800-1000 you can build a nice pc with noticeable performance upgrade from the current pc you have.
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May 1, 2012 4:33:30 PM

logox said:
Yea I agree with these guys. If you have around $800-1000 you can build a nice pc with noticeable performance upgrade from the current pc you have.


He could do it for half that.
May 1, 2012 4:35:48 PM

geekapproved said:
He could do it for half that.

A $400-500 computer ? It sure wouldn't be much better. He would be better off saving up more $ for however much longer it takes.
May 1, 2012 5:56:12 PM

HI my budget is about 1000-1200
May 1, 2012 6:17:31 PM

How about this?

CPU: i7 3570k
Mobo: Any one of these (ASRock extreme 6, MSI Z77A-GD65, ECS Z77H2-A2X)
RAM: G.Skills 2x4 gb (8GB)
PSU: Seasonic x750
Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo (or Noctua NH-D!4 or Corsair H100 if you want to overclock)
HDD: Seagate 2tb 7200 rpm hdd
GPU: GTX 580
Optical Drive: your choice
Case: Plenty to choose from
May 1, 2012 6:53:23 PM

SSri said:
How about this?

CPU: i5 3570k
Mobo: Any one of these (ASRock extreme 6, MSI Z77A-GD65, ECS Z77H2-A2X)
RAM: G.Skills 2x4 gb (8GB)
PSU: Seasonic x750
Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo (or Noctua NH-D!4 or Corsair H100 if you want to overclock)
HDD: Seagate 2tb 7200 rpm hdd
GPU: GTX 580
Optical Drive: your choice
Case: Plenty to choose from

Fixed, I5 not I7.

GPU $410- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU $250- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo $190. Something like this but there are many good choices. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink $30- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical $18- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
O.S. $100- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case $50- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD $75- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM $40- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
=$1,163 + 113(tax)= $1,276
May 1, 2012 8:10:42 PM
May 1, 2012 8:31:05 PM

SSri said:
I thought I wrote i5 and not i7!

I forgot to put 1 word in a post the other day and people jumped on me like crazy... So BTW I wasn't trying to be offensive.
May 1, 2012 9:45:40 PM

logox said:
I forgot to put 1 word in a post the other day and people jumped on me like crazy...


Tell me about it....it happened to me a few times......I do have butter fingers ;) 

no worries mate! :) 
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