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Old 07-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I don't know whether my pc is worth upgrading or if i should just buy a new better one.
I've made a few additions to it so far, trying to make it the best gaming computer it can possibly be.

It's a Gateway DX4200-UB001A

AMD 9550 Quad-Core processor
6 GB Ram / 8 GB Max
Radeon 4850 HD video card
640 GB Hard Drive

Anyone have any ideas on what to get to make it better or if it's even worth it?

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Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually, you are in pretty good shape. The only things you could really do would be to upgrade the CPU, upgrade the graphics card, and/or upgrade to Windows 7.

Searching around I found several who have upgraded theirs to a Phenom II 965 X4 without a problem.

I am guessing you upgraded your power supply to run the 4850 since the original is only 300W. Your PSU will be the limiting factor for a new GFX card, or you could upgrade that, too.

Windows 7 is worth upgrading. You could go with a fomat and install or upgrade Vista to &. I have done both and both worked fine. Upgrading in place won't erase your stuff unless something goes horribly wrong.


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Old 07-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright cool.
I didn't figure there were a ton of things i could do with it.
Just got a job at nco, so i'll be having a little extra spending money so thought i'd check and see what all i could do with it.

thanks, i'll work with that and see how it goes. (:
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