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March 18, 2013 6:07:07 PM

Hey guys i was just wondering if I should sell this pc and build my own gaming pc, or just upgrade this to do what i want.

What i want is to be able to play games like elder scrolls online, diablo 3, and WoW on medium-maybe high settings.

It's a dell inspiron 560 pentium dual-core cpu with 6gb ram
currently it has a 300w power supply.

I do have a budget of about $300, and if i were to sell it i could have around a budget of $500-550 to build a pc of my own. I could save up more money but it would take months.

Anyhelp would be appreciated!!

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March 18, 2013 6:13:03 PM

I personally believe that a 550$ PC would perform better than upgrading your system. Here is my suggestion:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.12 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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March 18, 2013 6:14:41 PM

yes you have to upgrade, OLD lga 775 pc cant perform very well in demanding games nowadays
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March 18, 2013 6:16:06 PM

you want to buy a better power supply (60 to 70 USD for a 600w PSU rated bronze) and a GPU. get a 7850 2g from sapphire or gigabyte. that'll be your budget, and it'll get you very playable framerates. although...

if you are going to be playing WoW and ESO, then you might want a better CPU, but I'm not sure if that'll fit in your budget at all (and I really don't know intel sockets for CPUs either.)

the 7850 is a very good graphics card, and no matter what you do, you'll want a better PSU.
March 18, 2013 6:19:40 PM

burritobob said:
I personally believe that a 550$ PC would perform better than upgrading your system. Here is my suggestion:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.12 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thank you for a reply, but if i were to sell this and my budget be upgraded to $550 i would need a new os! and thats another $70-$100?
March 18, 2013 6:22:33 PM

toptyler said:
burritobob said:
I personally believe that a 550$ PC would perform better than upgrading your system. Here is my suggestion:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.12 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thank you for a reply, but if i were to sell this and my budget be upgraded to $550 i would need a new os! and thats another $70-$100?


Yeah sadly windows 7 is 80 or so $ right now, you can get linux, its free and can run every game without "too much: hassle. There are tutorials on how to make just about every game work for it.
March 18, 2013 6:27:12 PM

burritobob said:
toptyler said:
burritobob said:
I personally believe that a 550$ PC would perform better than upgrading your system. Here is my suggestion:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.12 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thank you for a reply, but if i were to sell this and my budget be upgraded to $550 i would need a new os! and thats another $70-$100?


Yeah sadly windows 7 is 80 or so $ right now, you can get linux, its free and can run every game without "too much: hassle. There are tutorials on how to make just about every game work for it.


If by anychance i can save up to $580-$600 is there anyway i can downgrade anything to get win7
March 18, 2013 6:27:18 PM

never game on linux.
March 18, 2013 6:43:24 PM

CarolKarine said:
never game on linux.


A warrantless statement you can get EVERY game to work and more with steam support and the drivers exist. You're a non-believer in the power of open sourced operating systems.
March 18, 2013 6:45:23 PM

toptyler said:
burritobob said:
toptyler said:
burritobob said:
I personally believe that a 550$ PC would perform better than upgrading your system. Here is my suggestion:
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.12 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thank you for a reply, but if i were to sell this and my budget be upgraded to $550 i would need a new os! and thats another $70-$100?


Yeah sadly windows 7 is 80 or so $ right now, you can get linux, its free and can run every game without "too much: hassle. There are tutorials on how to make just about every game work for it.


If by anychance i can save up to $580-$600 is there anyway i can downgrade anything to get win7


You can get an i3 2100 which performs about the same and a 500gb HDD (you really won't use that much of it even with 10+ games) which should save you enough to get the OS in that low of a budget.
March 18, 2013 6:48:41 PM

CarolKarine said:
never game on linux.

this statement is incorrect.
March 18, 2013 6:53:23 PM

reggie2014 said:
CarolKarine said:
never game on linux.

this statement is incorrect.


+1 for facts
March 18, 2013 6:59:25 PM

to knock ubuntu on anything would be a paradox in itself because you can do ANYTHING on linix and do it better than windoze hands down ,and dont take it from me it just happens to be a well documented fact.
March 19, 2013 7:28:59 AM

Linux fanboys everywhere.
March 19, 2013 7:42:01 AM

CarolKarine said:
Linux fanboys everywhere.


You dare call me fanboy, well here is what I have to say to that:

I have owned 3 cutsom built windows machines (98, XP, Vista, 7, and 8) (made by yours truly)
I have owned 1 Dell & 1 Acer windows machine
I have owned 2 linux machines (again built by yours truly)
I have owned 1 Dell machine that I put linux on
I have owned 3 Macs with OS X Lion Mountain lion leopard etc.

I have a great variety of operating systems, I respect all of them if that is the only reason you reject linux is because of "fanboyism" you can just leave now, I'll bet the only machine you have owned is windows 7...
March 19, 2013 8:36:18 AM

Definitely build a new one, there's not really any benefit other than cost to keep your old one. And even then the money that you save isn't really worth the performance loss. As for gaming for Linux I've gotta ask, why? Yes there are workarounds, but who wants to do that all the time? Can these workarounds give you at least equal performance with Windows with little hassle? I like tinkering with Linux and I loved DOS way back in the day and used it continuously until Windows 95 came, but I just don't see the point? Yes Steam is available in Linux now but the library is limited. If your interest is in gaming, why would you not use Windows as your primary OS?
March 19, 2013 9:36:20 AM

it has nothing to do with fanboyism or whatever its a simple fact linix is an open platform which makes it possible to do anything whoever knocks it simply has never used it or dosnt understand it (or really understand computers in genral )consider this: u dont need drivers for linix things just work on there the way they should, it takes all of 5mins to reformat and clean install ubuntu ,it takes a fraction of the space then windoze on a hard drive and the whole thing is totally at your diposal ,to even put windowz in the same context as linix is stupid because linix has been designed by millions if not billions of people not hundreds or thousands (ps i use win7 and linix)
March 19, 2013 9:42:33 AM

windoze remains as it was designed as somthing to sell to people to make gates rich , linix is not and is far more advanced for gamers and users alike anyone saying "you cant" when refering to linix dosnt know what linix is.
March 22, 2013 12:21:12 PM

I've owned 95, 98, ME, XP, 7, 8, OS6, OS8, OS9, OS10, and worked on Linux. I would never game on Linux - because the variety is terrible (worse than Mac) the support is bad, and to run anything through Wine, you need system specs near twice what you need on windows. Linux is great for anything besides gaming or content creation, which window and apple dominate (respectively). But, if I remember right, we were talking about gaming.
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