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Old 03-01-2010, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading a Dell Inspirion deskop

My friend bought this recently i told him to go get his money back , but he says he cant and has to keep it so he asked me to find out how much it ll cost to make it a decent gaming pc .
Another friend told **** need a better processor and video card.
here is what he got.
Walmart.com: Dell Inspiron 570 Desktop PC with 23" Monitor, AMD Athlon II X4 Processor 630 & Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers
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Well, it has a 300W PSU. That will be the limiting factor as it sits right now. The PSU will have to be replaced in order to use any graphics card of consequence.

The Athlon II X4 630 is not a slouch of a CPU by any means. It will handle anything he throws at it.

It has 64-bit Win7 and 6GB of RAM, as well as a 1TB hard drive.

My advice would be to grab a 550+ watt PSU, like this:
Newegg.com - BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies

As for the GFX card, it will depend on how deep his pockets are. The 5770 runs around $160-$170 for a XFX card (lifetime warranty), while the 5670 runs around $100-$110 for the XFX.
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thanks a lot Trotter this will help
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