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September 2, 2012 9:19:33 PM

Okay so im not that smart with computers i have an old gaming computer and i want to upgrade it.
I would also like to play guild wars 2 on max setttings

The specs are
Processer:AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.11 GHz
Motherboard:MSI 7309 K9N6SGM-V / K9N6PGM-FI / K9N6PGM-F
Current graphics card:NVIDIA geforce 8400 gs
Chipset:NVIDIA MSP61
Ram:2.00 Gb

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September 2, 2012 9:33:37 PM

You need to upgrade your RAM to at least 4GB and a better graphics card (which will likely require a better power supply). Please provide us with a budget for upgrades and full specs of your power supply (manufacturer and maximum wattage output).

-Wolf sends
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September 2, 2012 9:35:19 PM

How much you have to spend??
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September 2, 2012 9:43:12 PM

If you want to play that game on maximum settings, you'll have to spend around $600 for upgrades: You need new CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics card, hard drive and power supply unit.
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September 2, 2012 10:05:44 PM

Wolfshadw said:
You need to upgrade your RAM to at least 4GB and a better graphics card (which will likely require a better power supply). Please provide us with a budget for upgrades and full specs of your power supply (manufacturer and maximum wattage output).

-Wolf sends

Its a iso power supply 300 watt
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September 2, 2012 10:18:54 PM

Your system is simply too old to upgrade. You need a new build to max out that game.
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September 2, 2012 11:47:26 PM

Yes, you need a better power supply, but you still need to provide us with a budget for upgrades. How much can you spend?

-Wolf sends
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September 3, 2012 1:01:33 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Yes, you need a better power supply, but you still need to provide us with a budget for upgrades. How much can you spend?

-Wolf sends

Sorry about that it really doesnt matter how much i would say around 400 or 500
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September 3, 2012 1:54:10 AM

Well, I wouldn't drop that much into this system. If you can match your existing RAM to double up to 4GB, do that. Otherwise, I'd look at replacing what you have. The graphics card I'm suggesting isn't top of the line either, but it's not going to be limited by your older CPU. The power supply is of good quality and is sufficient to power your updated system:

RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 - $49
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $70
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX550ti - $115

While these upgrades should get you a bit further along in your gaming career, I would agree with Smeg45. If you have a reasonable budget, you should really be thinking of a new system. If you could spend upwards of $700, you'd get a quality system.

For the record, even with these upgrades, I don't think you'll be playing GW2 at max settings and acceptable frame rates.

-Wolf sends
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September 3, 2012 1:59:07 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Well, I wouldn't drop that much into this system. If you can match your existing RAM to double up to 4GB, do that. Otherwise, I'd look at replacing what you have. The graphics card I'm suggesting isn't top of the line either, but it's not going to be limited by your older CPU. The power supply is of good quality and is sufficient to power your updated system:

RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 - $49
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $70
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX550ti - $115

While these upgrades should get you a bit further along in your gaming career, I would agree with Smeg45. If you have a reasonable budget, you should really be thinking of a new system. If you could spend upwards of $700, you'd get a quality system.

For the record, even with these upgrades, I don't think you'll be playing GW2 at max settings and acceptable frame rates.

-Wolf sends

Thanks For Helping me out :D 
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September 3, 2012 4:17:23 AM

for $500, you should do these upgrades:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.10 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $493.05
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 00:19 EDT-0400)
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