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January 3, 2013 3:36:35 AM

Hello, ill make this short and sweet this is what i have as a tower right now...

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz
2.1 GB of RAM
windows 7 ulitma
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
pretty much the jiff of it i guess. How can i upgrade this to be a gaming tower?

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2013 3:43:29 AM

i am sorry to say that you have to build a brand new one for a decent performance

the rig you have can handle at most 7770 or 7850 and should upgrade ram to 3-4GB
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January 3, 2013 3:48:00 AM

gah thats what i thought x.x geesh lol
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January 3, 2013 4:02:37 AM

alright so i want a tower that will run skyrim and run guild wars ultimate no problems and future games? What do i need ^.^ ?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 3, 2013 9:18:13 AM

If you want to overclock, i suggest this build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDHQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDHQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDHQ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $945.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 06:14 EST-0500)

If you do not want to overclock, this build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDIl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDIl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vDIl/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $835.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 06:16 EST-0500)

In both builds, it features a ssd. If you play alot of skyrim, i stongly suggest this as you know how many times that game loads. SSD's will make these much faster than the conventional hdd and therefore, you gaming experience more enjoyable. The GPU in there will play skyrim on ultra at 70+ FPS.
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