Best Upgrade For This Pre-Built Machine? Tags: Prebuilt Graphics Cards Systems Last response: November 2, 2012 6:09 PM in Systems Share cerador November 2, 2012 3:21:15 PM I bought this machine about 3 years ago. The only thing I upgraded was the graphics card to the ATI 6870. Without building a complete new machine, can anyone suggest any upgrades that would make a noticeable difference in gaming? *even if that's upgrading the graphics card again* Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz Dell Inc 0PP150 Motherboard 932GB Hitachi HDS721010KLA SCSI Disk Device (RAID) More about : upgrade pre built machine rgd1101 a b U Graphics card November 2, 2012 3:30:30 PM budget? upgrade the motherboard, CPU and RAM dish_moose a b U Graphics card November 2, 2012 3:33:42 PM Sad part about Dells - can't overclock unless it's alienware. Think about case, mobo, cpu + cooler, ram & a good psu - pretty close to a whole new computer. -Bruce Related resources Prebuilt Machine GPU Upgrade - Forum $650 for prebuilt gaming machine or new/update build? - Forum Upgrading Prebuilt Gaming PC from 2009 - Forum PreBuilt Upgrade - Issues - Forum prebuilt dell graphics upgrade ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cerador November 2, 2012 3:35:47 PM I thought it was going to come to me needing to build a new computer. I'll go down that route then. Thanks! Zeph824 November 2, 2012 4:42:53 PM This is the point that I'm coming to too. It looks like you've pretty much maxed-out your last generation stuff, so the next upgrade would be to just buy a new computer. deadlockedworld a b U Graphics card November 2, 2012 6:09:16 PM Yep - new computer. You can re-use your 6870 for at least another year though. Thats still a pretty decent card. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPre-Built $1000 Gaming Computer. Is this good? iBUYPOWER ForumBest reliable prebuilt gaming system for ~$1000 ForumUpgrading a Prebuilt for recording PC games. Forum[ Prebuilt ] Is this good enough ForumHomeBuild or PreBuilt ForumPrebuilt looking for upgrades. ForumPrebuilt vs. BuildItYourself ForumLooking for tips on a pre-built system w/ upgrades ForumHow are pre-built PCs priced the same or barely more than their CPU alone? ForumGaming PC 5k budget. . . prebuilt or build myself ForumPre-built any good?? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !