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Old 07-06-2007, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HP a6013w Desktop PC w/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor 820

I am new to Windows Vista. I am getting the HP a6013w Desktop PC w/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor 820. I would like to upgrade it to a good game machine for games that will soon be out in the USA. For starters I would like to put in a better video card and maybe more RAM. Can somebody point out the best way to upgrade this pc and what parts I will need to do this? This is a link to the pc I want to upgrade. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5707023 .
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Welcome to T.F.!!

Did you already get this computer? If not, good...because for the money, we can suggest a better build, than that HP.
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But I really want the HP. Just give me some tips on to turn this HP into a better gaming PC. Start with the video card.
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OK...how much are you paying for this?...because that link you showed doesn't work. Trust me, for the amount of money, you're paying for that, we can suggest a better build. Walmart is the not the place to be buying computers.
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HP a6013w Desktop PC w/ Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor 820 - Wal-Mart
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For less than that, I can suggest a build thats way better than that, if you're interested.
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For less than that, I can suggest a build thats way better than that, if you're interested.
Lemme revise b1gapl's post:
For less than that, I can suggest a build thats way better than that, if you're interested.
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Here you go:

Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 or Cooler Master Centurion 534 or Your choice...
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane
RAM - 1GB G. Skil NR or 2 x 1GB G. Skill NQs(If you can afford the extra gig)
Graphics - EVGA 7600GT
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard drive - Western Digital 160GB 8mb cache
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional aftermarket HSF - Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64

Total comes to $453.43 w/o shipping. About $480 with the optional aftermarket HSF.

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-If you want the optional aftermarket HSF, you can get the OEM version of the X2 3600+, instead.
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