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Upgrading my computer for Gaming, Need recommendation.

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November 24, 2012 12:38:54 PM

Please, i want to upgrade to this computer for gaming. It's just a one year old.
I need to get some ideas what to upgrade
I need recommendations please
If you want more information about my computer, let me know please


http://i.imgur.com/bHUX0.png
http://i.imgur.com/djdLe.png
http://i.imgur.com/I3aSw.png
My graphics card, processor, and RAM

I need to get some ideas what to update.
I need recommendations please
If you want more information about my computer, let me know please



It would be nice if all i need to upgrade for my computer is my graphics card since it's the easiest to install.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 12:49:43 PM

you can get an HD 6570, which will crossfire with the 6530D
November 24, 2012 9:55:20 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
you can get an HD 6570, which will crossfire with the 6530D


Is that a good video card?
I'm hoping that it can handle games like Skyrim in High Quality
Or
Gives me like 100+ FPS for League Of Legends
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November 24, 2012 10:13:05 PM

What's your budget?
November 25, 2012 12:58:28 AM

Jordannn15 said:
What's your budget?



100-400$
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2012 1:21:20 AM

How many watts is your power supply? If you are lucky, it is 400W or greater and you have lots of options.

I'd recommend upgrading CPU to the Athlon X4 651K, which is a 3870K without video (which makes it $20-25 cheaper). That's going to give you nearly a 50% increase in clock speed. Then run the fastest video card your power supply can handle. 7750 can run on just about anything, but if you have 400W+ then look at something like a Radeon 7850 or Nvidia 650Ti.

November 25, 2012 1:29:17 AM

twelve25 said:
How many watts is your power supply? If you are lucky, it is 400W or greater and you have lots of options.

I'd recommend upgrading CPU to the Athlon X4 651K, which is a 3870K without video (which makes it $20-25 cheaper). That's going to give you nearly a 50% increase in clock speed. Then run the fastest video card your power supply can handle. 7750 can run on just about anything, but if you have 400W+ then look at something like a Radeon 7850 or Nvidia 650Ti.


How would you know how many watts does my computer have?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2012 1:35:43 AM

I wouldn't know, I'm just guessing!

You'll need to open the case and look at the sticker on the side of the power supply. It should show the watts rating. Or if it is a prebuilt and you have the computer make and model, we can maybe look it up.

November 25, 2012 2:14:20 AM

twelve25 said:
I wouldn't know, I'm just guessing!

You'll need to open the case and look at the sticker on the side of the power supply. It should show the watts rating. Or if it is a prebuilt and you have the computer make and model, we can maybe look it up.


I bought this with my family last year o...


The model number is P7-1132 HP Paviliion


I didn't modify anything inside
Only bought an extra monitor for dual monitoring
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2012 2:43:12 AM

You've got a 300W power supply.

Here is your motherboard specs:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Looks like it won't work with the processor I recommended. The fastest is the A8-3850. Your power supply is fairly weak. I think you could run a 7750, but you might be better off using dual graphics and a 6670.


For the kind of gaming upgrade you seem to want, You'd be looking at a near complete overhall. To turn that into a gaming powerhouse, you'd want a new case, motherboard, CPU and video card.

November 25, 2012 2:54:50 AM

twelve25 said:
You've got a 300W power supply.

Here is your motherboard specs:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

Looks like it won't work with the processor I recommended. The fastest is the A8-3850. Your power supply is fairly weak. I think you could run a 7750, but you might be better off using dual graphics and a 6670.


For the kind of gaming upgrade you seem to want, You'd be looking at a near complete overhall. To turn that into a gaming powerhouse, you'd want a new case, motherboard, CPU and video card.



So if i were to upgrade my power supply, i can have more graphics option?
Sorry, i'm not familiar with this kind of things yet.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2012 2:57:39 AM

If you upgraded to a 500W PSU, you could run just about any graphics card. But I worry about airflow for cooling a big card in that HP case.

What resolution is your monitor?
November 25, 2012 3:00:40 AM

twelve25 said:
If you upgraded to a 500W PSU, you could run just about any graphics card. But I worry about airflow for cooling a big card in that HP case.

What resolution is your monitor?



1600x900 for the oldest monitor
Newest one was suppose to be 1600x900 but there's a problem with it so right now, it's 1440x900
Using Dual Monitor btw
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b U Graphics card
November 25, 2012 10:21:38 AM

at either of those resolutions, crossfire with a 6570 will get you Skyrim on high at your resolution.

November 25, 2012 10:35:13 AM

I would recommend upgrading the power supply, then getting a Radeon 7850 2GB. That's a really good value card priced at around $200 and will smash skyrim at max graphics at about 60-80fps.

But it would still be best to get a whole new system. Building your own really isn't hard, and it gives you by far the best value for money.
November 25, 2012 9:24:38 PM

TheRandomGuy7 said:
I would recommend upgrading the power supply, then getting a Radeon 7850 2GB. That's a really good value card priced at around $200 and will smash skyrim at max graphics at about 60-80fps.

But it would still be best to get a whole new system. Building your own really isn't hard, and it gives you by far the best value for money.



For me it is, i have no idea what to look for. like the brand of name of products, how to install stuff.
I might have to ask a computer shop to install the things for me



Btw, i searched some power supply and there's seems to be many brand name, What should i look for specifically?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 4:30:56 PM

unfortunately, I don't think you have a standard ATX power supply in that small form factor PC.

if you have a stanard ATX, then Antec, Corsair, XFX, SeaSonic, and PC Power and Cooling are all good, reliable brands.
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