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Changing my desktop to a decent gamign desktop

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November 14, 2012 12:22:49 AM

Ok i have a question of how to upgrade my Dell inspiron 560 to a more decent gaming desktop I have everything as out of the store, I'd appreciate some guidance. as my budget is around $200 I mainly want to change the graphics card and if needed the power supply. This are my specs:
Procesor: Intel Pentium® Dual Core
Rams: 4Gb
system chipset: Intel G43
Video card: Intel G45/G43 Express chipset (dont know if it's the same as above)
system board connectors: Memory four 240-pin connectors
PCI one 124-pin connector
PCI Express x1 two 36-pin connectors
PCI Express x16 one 164-pin connector
Power (system board) one 24-pin EPS 12V connector
(ATX-compatible)
Expansion slots:
PCI
Connectors one
Connector size 124-pin
Connector data width (maximum) 32 bit
Bus speed 33 MHz
PCI Express x16
Connectors one
Connector size 164-pin
Connector data width (maximum) 16 PCI Express lanes
Bus speed 16 GB/s (bi-directional)
System Board Connectors (continued)
PCI Express x1
Connectors two
Connector size 36-pin
Connector data width (maximum) 1 PCI Express lane
Bus speed 500 MB/s (bi-directional)
If needed aditional info, tell me.

Thanks for any help

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a c 163 U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 4:47:51 AM

What wattage and model is your Power supply?

I would say anything larger than an HD7750 would be to much for your CPU.

If your power supply allows it, get the HD7770.
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a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 4:50:49 AM

I would go with the 7750 too. That will give you a nice boost.
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November 14, 2012 12:04:33 PM

It's only 300W, but i plan on changing it to a more powerful one, are there any limitations to what power supply i can put to it?
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a c 163 U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 1:24:54 PM

None whatsoever. Any stardard ATX power supply will do.
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November 14, 2012 2:43:11 PM

Novuake said:
None whatsoever. Any stardard ATX power supply will do.

Ok thanks, also would it be worth to increase ram memory too 8gigs?
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a c 163 U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 5:57:22 PM

dagamortal said:
Ok thanks, also would it be worth to increase ram memory too 8gigs?


It is ALWAYS worth it to increase the RAM, DDR3 is very cheap currently. If you have DDR3 memory slots, which it seems like, yes. DO it.
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November 14, 2012 11:06:19 PM

Novuake said:
It is ALWAYS worth it to increase the RAM, DDR3 is very cheap currently. If you have DDR3 memory slots, which it seems like, yes. DO it.

Ok thanks a lot, for the help :) 
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November 21, 2012 11:47:58 PM

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