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July 22, 2012 10:06:53 PM

Hello,
I've had my computer for the past 4 Years and when I look back on the new games and try to play them, well... 3fps isn't a good sign

So I am looking for parts to replace. My budget is just under £250 but I want you to suggest parts that can cope with high settings of recent games (if possible :F)

My Current pc is this:

(I MIGHT BE GIVING TOO MUCH INFO BECAUSE I AM JUST COPYING AND PASTING FROM A SOFTWARE THAT DETECTED WHAT I HAVE)


SYSTEM INFORMATION

Computer Manufacturer-ASRock
Computer Model-G41C-S
Operating System (O/S)-Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1
Operating System Build (O/S)-(build 7601), 32-bit
Operating System (version) -6.1.7601
System RAM-1.8 GB
CD or DVD Device- ATAPI iHAS122 B ATA
CD or DVD Device- YVI E7WPEBSDEF SCSI

CHIPSET INFORMATION

Chipset Software Status-
Intel® Chipset Installation File (INF) detected Intel® 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets
Latest Version Available 9.2.0.1021

Detailed Chipset Information-Intel® Chipset Identification Utility

GRAPHICS INFORMATION

Graphics Product [1]-Intel® G41
3D Acceleration Yes
Hardware Transform & Lighting Support-Yes
Video Memory-766.5 MB
Vertex Shader Support-4.0
Pixel Shader Support-4.0
Microsoft DirectX* Version-11.0

MOTHERBOARD INFORMATION

Manufacturer-ASRock
Model-G41C-S
BIOS Version American Megatrends Inc. P1.10
System Memory 1.8 GB
Built-in Audio Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514

PROCESSOR INFORMATION

Manufacturer Intel-Model-Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
Intel Processor analysis tools- Intel Processor analysis tools
CPU Speed-3.0 GHz


Thanks for any help and please do suggest on improvements please ^^

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July 23, 2012 1:18:28 AM

the processor isnt to bad, but you dont have a dedicated graphics card. what power supply do you have, as this is key to your options with graphics cards.

you may also want to get some more ram, as your motherboard can go to 8gb of dr3 1333 or 8gb or ddr2 800, provided you have a 64 bit operating system. otherwise it can only support 4gb
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G41C-S/

also what case do you have, and if you are unsure how many fans can be fitted as this is relevant to how much you can cool a graphics card.
July 23, 2012 1:11:25 PM

Yes, I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and my case is...well, it isn't a case for gaming so there is only one fan :L.

My power supply is 400W

So I'm guessing I need a power supply, a case, ram and a graphics card?

Could you give me some options of those items please ?
July 23, 2012 3:28:01 PM

if you want a top end card, then i would recommend something like this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... or this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

when looking at cases, go for a case with at least 3 120mm fans eg http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

for ram, go with g.skill or corsair in my opinion, although different people have their own preferences. examples are http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

the biggest choice in terms of graphics cards is ati vs nvidia. personally im a fan of nvidia because of the PhysX, but ati cards use less power

for your budget, i would go for a nvidia gtx 550 ti, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

if you wanted to go ati, then a 7750 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... or a 7770 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... would have about the same level of performance as a 550 ti.

the 550 ti is theoretically the more powerful card, although this is not always the case. basic explanations comparing both ati cards vs the 550ti can be found here http://www.hwcompare.com/11741/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-ra...
http://www.hwcompare.com/11894/geforce-gtx-550-ti-vs-ra...

combined, these parts should come up to roughly $250 (i use $ as there is no pounds symbol on a new zealand keyboard haha) and provide a respectable gaming machine
July 23, 2012 3:30:45 PM

in addition, although it not urgent, if you want to upgrade your processor without upgrading the motherboard, keep an eye out for quad core lga 775 socket processors such as the q9550, which can out perform some i5 processors

see http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
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