Planning to build a new computer? Read Here first! #5
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02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Well, you could give yourself a big boost with a new video card as you mentioned. A 7850 1gb or a 660 GTX would be a great drop in upgrade and make that system pretty usable. A few CPU limited games will give you some trouble. If you are willing to get a cooler and overclock that CPU to like 3.5 GHZ it would help too.
For a full upgrade though, everything else basically has to go. It's DDR2 so the RAM is now obsolete, you'll need to go either LGA 1155 or Socket AM3+ on the motherboard. What kind of power supply do you have?
I can't for the life of me find any identifying marks on the power supply other than the brand (tough power). Does my CPU plug into any of the builds you have set up have decently?
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