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January 15, 2013 4:56:29 PM

Hello,
I want to know what I need to do to get my computer up to par, good enough to play skyrim with graphics better than the ps3.
It's an ASUS CM5671
Pentium Dual Core CPU E5500 @ 2.8GHz
RAM 4.00GB
64 bit OS
a b B Homebuilt system
January 15, 2013 5:08:32 PM

you have to upgade everything. ur motherboard does not support the newest processors so you need to get a new one with a new processor and ur probably using ddr2 while were on ddr3 now. if you have some sort of pre build system you can save the case and replace everything else inside. it would make a nice sleeper system lol
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January 15, 2013 5:09:31 PM

How much money are you willing to spend?

And is that your current set up?
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January 15, 2013 5:09:41 PM

Okay, E5500 is old and slow, I have one sitting on my desk somewhere. Its a dual core CPU so it is limited. 4Gb of ram is okay. 64Bit is perfect. They don't tell you what PSU it has so its going to be some generic PSU and won't support good GPU's. I would recommend saving your money for a better pc. Regards Nicholas
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January 15, 2013 5:11:37 PM

alvine said:
you have to upgade everything. ur motherboard does not support the newest processors so you need to get a new one with a new processor and ur probably using ddr2 while were on ddr3 now. if you have some sort of pre build system you can save the case and replace everything else inside. it would make a nice sleeper system lol



Name fits you perfectly. LoL, let's see how much money he is willing to spend, but yes you're right... Needs uprgrades
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January 15, 2013 5:12:57 PM

techbaddie said:
How much money are you willing to spend?

And is that your current set up?


That is the current setup,it was just store bought and I use it for Adobe products. I was hoping a relatively inexpensive solution, which for me is around 650.00 USD.
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January 15, 2013 5:30:39 PM

This comes out right at $650.00 US. You can look into the i3's, but the i5 would be a great addition... Also you can use the current case with these new components. You would probably need to get a new Power supply though.


Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory- (wanna check motherboard to make sure it works) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (could go with i3 to save money since this is right at 650.00 on newegg)

SSD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 16, 2013 2:04:25 PM

Best answer selected by peosh.
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January 16, 2013 2:05:57 PM

Thank you for the help. I do appreciate this.
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