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Old 10-08-2008, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i bought a emachines w3653. I would like to know what i should upgrade i allready bought more ram 1 to 2 gig

im going to be using it for going on the internet and would like to run real flight r/c flight simulator and downloading video and mp3
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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which Real flight do you have, A video card would be the main upgrade. I looked and it has a PCI-E slot available for upgrade, So you can put one in. I have the Real Flight G4 and it's a lot of fun online, But needs the video card to run smooth especially with the online play. Let us know how much you have to spend on a video card and someone here will guide you to the most bang for the buck on graphics cards. This really is a great site.

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Old 10-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thats the one i want to get i know ill have to upgrade my psu as well ill be willing to spend around $200
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Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

The total would be $194.98 after MIR
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im not going to be able to order the card until november is there another good card you i could get that would be cheaper
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That's only a month away, I would wait instead of spending it twice and get a better card with the money you don't spend on the first one. If you just want to get a little cheaper take a look at these.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N971-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100249L Radeon HD 3850 1GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


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the psu that gt7sanreno listed will i still be able to use the power switch on the frount of the tower or will i have to use the switch on the psu to turn on the pc
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The power supply attaches to your mother board and drives and the switch on the case is wired to to the Motherboard so the PS is turned on and off by your mother board. So the switch on your case will still work.

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great im going to order the psu on friday when i get paid
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