Looking to upgrade a used gaming PC for my first project
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:40 AM
Memory: 8GB (Brand Unknown)
GPU: Calibre GeForce GT 520
CPU: AMD Athlon II Dual Core 3.2 GHz
Hard Drive: 140 GB
Motherboard: Biostar A770e3
Memory: 4GB Upgradable (Brand Unknown)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics chip
CPU: AMD Phenom 9150e QUAD core 1.8 GHz (256 Mb shared)
Hard Drive: 500 GB
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:23 AM
Neither will be able to play any games past low/med so keep that in mind.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:36 AM
To be honest neither is a great candidate to even to upgrade. If you have a decent case and power supply for the 1st though that would be a good start to build one on. What's you budget and maybe we can make some recommendations?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:55 PM
I just finished a build for my buddy that looks pretty similar to yours. Wondering how you like the processor? He's got the 4170, the 990fxa ud3, the same 8gigs of ram, but has a gigabyte 7870 and a 3tb HDD, 120gb ssd and 750w corsair modular PSU. Did you happen to get the CPU, MOBO, and Ram in the recent newegg sale for like $211?
I run a similar build with a FX8120, the 990fxa ud3, 8 gigs of Corsair vengeance, and a asus 7870 with a 2 tb hdd and 120 ssd and GS700 as my psu. Really like my system so far as well, but just finished it in September so we will see with time.