Decent PC upgrade

Good day to all pros here..

I'm planning to upgrade our PC slightly..
Our current home Pc is running on

Procie: Intel E5200 2.5Ghz
Board: Intel DG31PR
Ram: 3Gb @667 mhz
V.Card: Palit Nvidia GF210 1Gb(w/c i regretted on buying last day 'coz it cant run games decently)

My question is, what component could i buy to optimize my Gaming experience w/o the bottleneck issue. esp the v.card and a new hard disk

BTW: Our PSU is Rated 500W, it is only a generic one..

I hope you could help me with my dilemma.. i only got limited budget.. :)
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  1. Please tell your budget and max screen resolution.
  2. Sir i'm good with a standard resolution, its just a Family pc.. my budget is 150Usd..
    i just want to play Bf3 w/o lag.. :)
  3. 150usd.. hmm maybie a 7850 if you can spend 20-30 more that cpu will be a problem though if your planning on multiplayer
  4. Get hd 7750 1gb at $94 and also get 1gb ram more as 4gb ram is must.hd 7750 will work with your psu.
  5. Sir, i'm only going to play those games offline..so multiplayer is not a problem. how about a hard disk? :)
  6. This would be perfect: 1)hd 7750 1gb 2)wd cavier blue 500gb 3)1 gb ram.
  7. I could buy the ram later, coz the 2Gb is also newly bought. i posted here also b'coz my HDD is failing.. with the squeaking sound..lol..and opening the cpu is very hard now :)
  8. Offline then is fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011
    Yea try to get a anthor 1gb if not you should be ok if theres nothing running in the background

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767


    The 7770 is 99 with rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    500gb for 59
    In total it will be $159. you can get the ram later on

    Just make sure you have no background tasks when running bf3
  9. For hd 7770 you have to upgrade that psu.
  10. awwwww... the HD 7770 got no vga port?? i had to buy a hdmi cable.. w/c is better the seagate or wd??
  11. Both seagate and wd are better.get which is at less price
  12. soul_creux said:
    awwwww... the HD 7770 got no vga port?? i had to buy a hdmi cable.. w/c is better the seagate or wd??


    wd and segate are both decent so yea. i think his psu would be fine for a 7770 its a pretty low power usage card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882850010

    a hdmi cable is 2.99 really cheap

    segate is the cheapest so go for it

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
  13. sir, i'm from the philippines.. yet the local prices of the one you suggested is almost the same. i think i'll go for the seagate and the 7770. :)
  14. Can you tell us +12v ratings on sticker of your psu.
  15. i'm not sure about the rating, but i thinks its +12v? i will post tomorow coz i'm not at home now. if not, what psu should i get then??
  16. For hd 7770 you should get corsair cx 430w at $40-45
  17. 7770 needs 33A on the 12v rail and from what i can see that power supply does 45A so it should be fine.
  18. Psu is not good.only get psu from corsair,antec and seasonic.
  19. Psu is not good.only get psu from corsair,antec and seasonic.
  20. can you post a screenshot on what to look for the sticker on the psu so i could also check our PSU at home??
  21. Just +12v ratings like +12 - 30a or +12 - 25a.
  22. those psu are pretty expensive..lol...XD
  23. is this PSU fit for the job??

    Seasonic 520w M12II-520 80PLUS Bronze
  24. Yeah that will work. With the better PSU you can also consider overclocking your CPU a bit. This will probably help you a bit when launching BF3 ;)
  25. Sorry to be negative but I don't think you'll be able to play BF3 without lag on a 7770. Granted it will be a definite improvement over current gpu but don't get your expectations too high. Sorry.
  26. Kkkk1 said:
    Sorry to be negative but I don't think you'll be able to play BF3 without lag on a 7770. Granted it will be a definite improvement over current gpu but don't get your expectations too high. Sorry.



    but why sir??
  27. ^ because hd 7770 will bottleneck with your cpu and battlefield is cpu intensive game.
  28. awwww. so shud i also invest on a intel Q8300?????
  29. No because that cpu is old and costly even some dual core like i3 will beat that quad core cpu.
  30. awwww. what should i do, i dont want to buy a new board.. :(
  31. I would say go with hd 7770 it would be good just will bottleneck in cpu intensive games or if low powered gpu then get hd 7750.
  32. is there any new procie for the dg31pr that would make my gaming better?
  33. Yes overclocking the cpu will increase fps.you can take that cpu to 2.8ghz easily.
  34. ASHISH65 said:
    Yes overclocking the cpu will increase fps.you can take that cpu to 2.8ghz easily.



    wow, i take that as a personal challenge.. hehehe.. i dont want(fear) to do that with our e5200.. BTW should i use a coller master fan when i overclocked it? or the HSF that comes with it will be ok?? :)
  35. You need cm cooler.you can just post a thread in overclocking section and there will you get help.i would suggest you to get first gpu and play games and if you feel that you need overclock then only buy cm cooler.
  36. BTW sir, i saw the rating on our PSU it has a +12 with 33A rating
  37. It is fine for hd 7770.
  38. With cm cooler you might pust clock to 3.2ghz!
  39. the problem is i dont check it earlier if it has the 6pin thing..
  40. sir, please post a link on w/c fan to look for.. :)
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