£200- best upgrades for gaming? Tags: Gaming Components Last response: February 26, 2010 8:40 PM in Components Share marsay001 February 25, 2010 5:07:03 PM Title says it really, Need them to last about 6 months ( as in before new games start takign there toll ) For gaming at a res of 1440 x 900 Specs : athlon 7750 BE ASUS M3N78-VM 3GB DDR2 1033mhz 160 GB HDD (seagate) just got rid of my 9800 gt, which was kept dropping under the magic 30 fps on maxxed out setting at 1280x1024. As I say, Just need these part to see me through a few months, Im starting a new job soon, but untill now have been unemployed a couple of months. hense the low budget. So advice please? thanks in advance More about : 200 upgrades gaming Hellboy February 25, 2010 7:59:54 PM do you know what revision board you have... here is a list of processors your type of board can support but for the better ones it has to be 1.02g http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M3N78-VM.html i would go for a x4 620 processor, get a 58 series video card and up the hard disk at a later date. marsay001 February 25, 2010 9:00:57 PM I knwo the board supports AM3 CPU's and up to 140 watt, id the x4 athlon really worth it, as Id be gaining to cores, but loosing L3 cache. As for the HDD I have a question, its had about 10 installs fresh installs on it, a few viruses. and now my pc jsut generally seems slow, are HDD's affected over time?. and as for the card a 5750? I read some reviews in ( and for the future ) There pretty impressive when X fire'd Related resources Best $200 gaming upgrades for aging system - Forum Gaming PC Best Upgrade for $200-300? - Forum Best Gaming Keyboard for under 200$ - Forum BEST MOBO FOR 200 or less FOR GAMING - Forum Best amd processor for gaming under 200$ - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a b 4 Gaming February 26, 2010 12:56:57 AM Since you now need a graphics card, why not get what you ultimately want? That is probably a 5750 or 5770 which is all you need for a resolution of 1440. Your cpu may be the limiting factor, but you will certainly do better than the 9800GT. shravankale February 26, 2010 8:40:59 PM marsay001 said:I knwo the board supports AM3 CPU's and up to 140 watt, id the x4 athlon really worth it, as Id be gaining to cores, but loosing L3 cache. As for the HDD I have a question, its had about 10 installs fresh installs on it, a few viruses. and now my pc jsut generally seems slow, are HDD's affected over time?. and as for the card a 5750? I read some reviews in ( and for the future ) There pretty impressive when X fire'd For a processor get a AMD Phenom II X4 955 @3.2 Ghz Get a ATI Raedon HD 5770 (DX 11 capable) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest gaming motherboard for $200 Forum SolvedBest gaming upgrades for Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower for $300-$400 Changing GPU, PSU, RAM CPU and Mobo Forum 200$ Pc Upgrades For Gaming Forum SolvedBest under 200 dollar gaming GPU Forum Solvedwhat 's the best ips monitor for gaming under $200 Forum SolvedBest ips gaming monitor under 200$ Forum Solvedbest 200gb+ SSD for gaming for $200 Forum SolvedBest Mobo/CPU for gaming under $200? Forum SolvedBest CPU Upgrade around $200 Forum Solvedbest sub $200 cpu and mobo for gaming? Forum SolvedBest Gaming Graphics Card for under $200 Forum SolvedBest 16GB gaming RAM for <$200 Forum SolvedWhat is the best and cheapest graphics card upgrade (200-300 usd) for an Alienware m17x r4 with an NVIDIA geforce gtx 675m? Forum SolvedBest Scenario: Upgrade Dell Vostro 200 or Dell 8200? Forum SolvedBest gaming intel core cpu for under 200? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !