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January 30, 2013 11:39:26 PM

Hello, first time poster.

I have recently come across a used Compaq Presario SR5710Y (specs below) and i'm not very impressed with much of the hardware, but my main concern now is the GPU and obviously a new Power Supply. Now instead of searching for a card that is good enough to run games such as Starcraft, Diablo, DOTA etc... but will still fit in my stock case; i'm thinking about getting a new case along with GPU and power supply, and transferring the rest of the old components from the presario. Any thoughts on what cases may work best in the way that I need it? Also recommended GPUs and Power Supplies would be nice. I have ideas, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with spec info and don't want to screw anything up. Thanks for any and all help


SPECS --> http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/compaq-presario-sr5710...

Processor / Chipset
Type AMD Athlon 64 X2 4450e / 2.3 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1.0
Max CPU Qty 1.0
Chipset Type NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430

Cache Memory
Installed Size L2 cache - 1.0 MB

RAM
Installed Size 3.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed 800.0 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin

Hard Drive
Capacity 1.0 x 250.0 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm

Storage Controller
Type 1.0 x Serial ATA - Integrated
Controller Interface Type Serial ATA-300

Storage Controller (2nd)
Type None

Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Serial ATA
Read Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 8x (DVD±R DL)
Rewrite Speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology

Floppy Drive
Type None

Optical Storage (2nd)
Type None

Storage Removable
Type None

Graphics Controller
Type Integrated
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Shared video memory (UMA)
Video Memory 128.0 MB / 1343.0 MB (max)

Input Device
Type Keyboard,
Mouse

Audio Output
Type Integrated
Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Speaker(s) None

Keyboard
Interface PS/2

Mouse
Technology Optical
Interface PS/2

Audio Input
Type None

Telecom
Modem None
Max Transfer Rate 56.0 Kbps

Networking
Type Integrated
Data Link Protocol Fast Ethernet,
Ethernet

Printer
Type None

Expansion / Connectivity
Bays 2.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x 3.5" x 1/3H,
1.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x 5.25" x 1/2H
Slots 1.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x Memory - DIMM 240-pin,
1.0 (total) / 3.0 (free) x Processor,
1.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x PCI,
4.0 PCI Express x1,
3.0 PCI Express x16
Interfaces 1.0 x Keyboard - Line-out ( 1 in front ),
1.0 x Microphone - Generic ( 1 in front ),
1.0 x Audio - Generic ( 2 in front ),
2.0 x Mouse - Line-in,
1.0 x Audio - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX,
1.0 x Network - VGA,
1.0 x Headphones,
6.0 x Display / video,
1.0 x Hi-Speed USB

Power
Device Type Power supply
Power Provided 250.0 Watt

Dimensions & Weight
Width 6.7 in
Depth 16.8 in
Height 14.9 in
Weight 21.3 lbs

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January 31, 2013 1:16:45 AM

I'm not sure if you had something selected, but everything was deselected when I clicked the link. But I didn't realize they had this. so thank you.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:18:43 AM
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January 31, 2013 1:21:34 AM

Oh terrific, and this would be compatible with the rest of the stock hardware, correct?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:23:55 AM

100% correct.
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January 31, 2013 1:25:29 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
100% correct.

Thanks So much
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:26:01 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
Oh, whoops! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AyZf


This is a business card and won't run games even at lowest settings.

This whole system is pretty old and it would be a better idea to just scrap it and build something new. You could save the DVD and HD drives if they are SATA and not IDE.

If you really must use this system get a corsair cx430 and an hd7770. That should get you to medium settings maybe.
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January 31, 2013 1:29:45 AM

Doing a little research and the card seems to be alittle weak for gaming (Low- Mid Range)

Am I pretty limited in terms of the M.B. and CPU? Or could I upgrade to a card with better frame rate? Money isnt much of an issue, just figured if I could use as many old parts as possible, then I would.
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January 31, 2013 1:31:04 AM

tiny voices said:
This is a business card and won't run games even at lowest settings.

This whole system is pretty old and it would be a better idea to just scrap it and build something new. You could save the DVD and HD drives if they are SATA and not IDE.

If you really must use this system get a corsair cx430 and an hd7770. That should get you to medium settings maybe.



Should have read this before posting again, thank you as well.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:31:31 AM

DO NOT get a gt610. The MINIMUM card you want for gaming at low/medium is a gtx650 or an HD7770.

I would recommend building a whole new system. Do you have a max budget you could come up with?
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January 31, 2013 1:38:05 AM

Maximum is near 800 honestly...it seems the hd7770 is not a bad choice, seems most reviews put it as a good bang for the buck, i'm not to hardcore of a pc gamer, but definitely enjoy higher rates as anyone else..there's not much more I could go with? Excuse me for not knowing compatibility of hardware too well, lol.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:41:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $668.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 22:40 EST-0500)

Here is a build for $668 with windows included in the budget.

You can always bump up to an i5 if you like or stay with this.

It should get you medium/high settings in those games.
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January 31, 2013 1:42:19 AM

ok thank you very much for the help
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 31, 2013 1:43:32 AM

Anytime! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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