• Can I upgrade with less than $300?
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I mow a lawn at $10 a week over summer. If I can't upgrade my existing PC for less than $300, I'm getting a 360, because I'm tired of this 'fuckin' laggy piece of shit'. Problem is I wouldn't know what to go with as far as the upgrades go, I just want to be able to play most games on mixed medium/high at a stable 30 FPS. Windows Version: Windows XP (5.1.2600) Professional System Name: P4M800PRO-M Processor Name: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz Videocard Name: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS Installed Memory: 2,047.30 MB Default Printer: Microsoft XPS Document Writer Number of Installed Programs: 118 programs Number of Running Processes: 28 processes Internet Explorer Version: 6.0.2900.5512 (SP3) DirectX Version: 4.09.00.0904 Just a quick cut/paste from Auslogics. If you need anything else tell me how to get it and I'll post it. I'm willing to upgrade my mobo, videocard and OS, and if you ask about/suggest other things I'll probably say I can replace that too.
your going to have to start over
[QUOTE=Yumyumbublegum;21995859]your going to have to start over[/QUOTE] That's essentially what I'll be doing, just carrying over the RAM and some other shit. By the way, who's the guy in your avatar? I saw him somewhere just recently and I can't remember what it was. It's pissing me off.
[QUOTE=cccritical;21995904]That's essentially what I'll be doing, just carrying over the RAM and some other shit. By the way, who's the guy in your avatar? I saw him somewhere just recently and I can't remember what it was. It's pissing me off.[/QUOTE] since im in an asseholish mood ill give you an anagram of his name Larc Gasan [editline]02:22AM[/editline] anyway you might be able to get by with 300 bucks
There really isn't much someone can do with $300, because you'll likely need everything new aside from the HDD and optical drive. $400-500 is a little easier.
Please, for the love god, don't get the 360. This console generation is nearly over, while if you put 4-500 dollars into a new build, you'll be playing most games on low for the next few years. Plus you can alway upgrade when you have more cash.
[QUOTE=Yumyumbublegum;21995918]since im in an asseholish mood ill give you an anagram of his name Larc Gasan [editline]02:22AM[/editline] anyway you might be able to get by with 300 bucks[/QUOTE] Aha, that autotuned science video! I can keep the hard drive, RAM, monitor, mouse, case and keyboard, and power supply I want PCI-e* and a midrange range.
[QUOTE=cccritical;21996015]Aha, that autotuned science video! I can keep the hard drive, RAM, monitor, mouse, case and keyboard, and power supply I want AGP8x and a midrange range.[/QUOTE] What is your power supply rated at? Ram type/frequency? Case form factor?
[QUOTE=cccritical;21996015]I want AGP8x[/QUOTE] No, you don't, I built a PC for $300 a few months ago, I'll see if I can dig up the parts I used on newegg. Also, what's the wattage of the PSU? Got the list, I'm just going to assume that the wattage of that PSU you have is really low and the RAM and the case isn't going to be supported by the motherboard (judging by what GPU your current PC has): [B]CPU:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687[/url] [B]GPU:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102854&cm_re=hd_4670-_-14-102-854-_-Product[/url] [B]Motherboard:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241[/url] [B]PSU:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046[/url] [B]Case:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147109[/url] [B]RAM:[/B] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134181[/url] [B]DVD Drive[/B](If you can't salvage the one off your current PC) [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135202[/url]
[QUOTE=cccritical;21996015]Aha, that autotuned science video! I can keep the hard drive, RAM, monitor, mouse, case and keyboard, and power supply I want AGP8x and a midrange range.[/QUOTE] If you're talking about AGP8x video cards you're shit out of luck they stopped supporting those years ago.
[QUOTE=cccritical;21996015]Aha, that autotuned science video! I can keep the hard drive, RAM, monitor, mouse, case and keyboard, and power supply I want AGP8x and a midrange range.[/QUOTE] Woah woah woah... AGP is what you WANT? :saddowns:
You can still get a 4650 for AGP I think. But you do really need to start over. Save the mouse, keyboard, DVD-drive, case, and monitor.
P4M800PRO-M- that's an ECS motherboard, it supports Core 2 duo AND DDR2 533 memory. So you could theoretically upgrade your CPU(Celeron is NO good for gaming) and memory to decent speeds. The downside is no PCI-express slot. AGP is very limited. I believe the fastest AGP card ever released was the ATI 3850, which can no longer be found new. The next best is an ATI 4670, which Newegg has new for $110 + $7 shipping + tax. I could not get the ECS site to load, so I can't check CPU compatibility. I don't know if you'd be limited to the older Exxx series, or could use the newer E Wolfdales. Two gigs of DDR 533 is about $55 So you'd be looking at: Vidcard $117 mem $ 55 CPU $ 75 $247 plus tax assuming you could get a CPU for $75 4670s are okay for gaming at 1280x1024 or lower, but I'd suggest looking at benchmarks for the games you want to play and see if the performance is what you need. Personally, I don't think it's worth that amount to upgrade an AGP system now.
[QUOTE=IdiotStorm;21996043]No, you don't, I built a PC for $300 a few months ago, I'll see if I can dig up the parts I used on newegg. Also, what's the wattage of the PSU? Got the list, I'm just going to assume that the wattage of that PSU you have is really low and the RAM and the case isn't going to be supported by the motherboard (judging by what GPU your current PC has): [B]CPU:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687[/URL] [B]GPU:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102854&cm_re=hd_4670-_-14-102-854-_-Product[/URL] [B]Motherboard:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130241[/URL] [B]PSU:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046[/URL] [B]Case:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147109[/URL] [B]RAM:[/B] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134181[/URL] [B]DVD Drive[/B](If you can't salvage the one off your current PC) [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135202[/URL][/QUOTE] I still laugh at your shitty specs snuggs. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] Although if you only have 300 that's p much the only available rig out there. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] but it sucks.
You're pretty much shooting yourself in the foot if you buy AGP.
Your going to have to replace pretty much the entire thing with exception of monitor, keyboard, mouse, case and possibly PSU. Fitting all that into $300 is going to be extremely difficult if you're looking for any kind of quality. You should save your money until you have at least $450 instead of buying a low range PC or wasting it on a console. Oh and build it yourself.
[QUOTE=G-Strogg;22001229]I still laugh at your shitty specs snuggs. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] Although if you only have 300 that's p much the only available rig out there. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] but it sucks.[/QUOTE] :saddowns:
He's pretty much right there^.. He should wait until he got more money, he could possibly salvage the RAM since it's DDR2, but he would limit himself as next generation is becoming standard right now. I wouldn't rely on salvaging the PSU, since it may be some cheap-ass shit, that'll just burn his new system of when he tests it. I say; go for a total new build, just wait a few months.
hold on, lemme do [editline]03:52PM[/editline] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150466[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161182[/url] [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394179[/url] 240 X2, gigabyte 68M, 2gb DDR2, 5670, and new 460w psu, just reuse the case and hard drive and ODD, and you'll be fine
[QUOTE=IdiotStorm;22005015]:saddowns:[/QUOTE] :haw:
SHIT. Didn't notice I typed AGP8x until I logged on today. I've got 4 gigs of DDR2 Corsair ram and I'm fine with it. Two sticks each with 2 gigs on them, for some reason my computer doesn't read DDR2 fully. The PSU should be good to go, I replaced it just a few months ago, anyone know where I can find the stats for it? I know the case is just fine, [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062[/url] (NZXT Tempest, no I don't care what your case's brand-name is). Pretty big and easy to wire up.
[QUOTE=cccritical;22011477]I've got 4 gigs of DDR2 Corsair ram and I'm fine with it. Two sticks each with 2 gigs on them, for some reason my computer doesn't read DDR2 fully[/QUOTE] Are you running 32-bit?
[QUOTE=JIAC;22020782]Are you running 32-bit?[/QUOTE] yeah but it should still pick all 4 up, shouldn't it? If I only pop in one 2-gig stick I only get 1 gig of ram, which is why I think it has to do with the mobo. It's two two-gig sticks, four gigs altogether, shouldn't be a problem.
No. No no no no no. You need a 64bit system to be able too use all 4 gigs.
[QUOTE=JohnEdwards;22007655]hold on, lemme do [editline]03:52PM[/editline] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150466[/URL] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171028[/URL] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161182[/URL] [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394179[/URL] 240 X2, gigabyte 68M, 2gb DDR2, 5670, and new 460w psu, just reuse the case and hard drive and ODD, and you'll be fine[/QUOTE] Nice one.
[QUOTE=G-Strogg;22001229]I still laugh at your shitty specs snuggs. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] Although if you only have 300 that's p much the only available rig out there. [editline]01:38PM[/editline] but it sucks.[/QUOTE] A athlon x2 + a 4670? that doest suck, thats pretty good
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