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Old 10-19-2012, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everybody!
I am thinking to upgrade my PC but it is the first time for me and i don't know what parts will it support or which one would be perfect for it.
My current specs are :
Processor : Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 @2.40GHz
RAM : 2.00GB
System Type : 32-Bit
Display Adapter : Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
I'm a gamer and this PC has never let me play a game without lag or death spikes.
What do you guys recommend?
I've seen some parts that are cheap and awesome but i don't know whether they're compatible or not.
http://www.e-key.it/prod-vga-gainwar...hdmi-30073.htm
http://www.e-key.it/product_details.aspx?ID=6503
http://www.e-key.it/product_details.aspx?ID=29120
http://www.e-key.it/product_details.aspx?ID=15177
Could you guys give me an advice?
Also, not sure but can you change the motherboard too? Does that change the system type?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what is your budget?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For a new processor you would need new motherboard and RAM, but we need your budget.

One thing I can say right now, is that your IGP is the reason why your games are lagging bad. Not so much your CPU.

Give this article a little read to find out why.
Your CPU and modern games: A guide to those building.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My budget is around 350 Euros or 400.
Read that already, read almost everything regarding gaming D:
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On a budget like that you wont have enough money to get everything you need to make it worth you time and money. If this is a prebuilt, you have 2 more things to take into consideration. When you add more power hungry parts your requirements for PSU are upped so you will need to buy a new one no matter what.

So, what is your computer brand and model? I can recommend a GPU/PSU combo in your budget that you can use with your current parts to reduce that lag without getting unnecessary parts that wont make a difference.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's a Compaq Presario SR5300.
If something else is needed to make it better it's not a problem to spend more as long as the final result is a strong gaming PC.
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Ok with more information, basically you would need a whole new PC. Motherboard, processor, PSU, RAM, video card, and case. It's a BTX styled case which means a standard (cheaper) ATX based motherboard wont work in it, so you would need a new case.

Depending on how high you can make the budget, your better bet would be to buy a new PSU and GPU and use that until you can afford to buy everything new. Would probably cost between 800 and 1000 E.
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Which PSU do you recommend for now?
It'd be better if i buy a new PC?
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To be more technical, better if you built a whole new PC but as I said a decent one would be between 800 and 1000€.

Don't expect miracles because your CPU will hold you back a tad, but these will help you greatly.

Offerta, Vendita Alimentatore PC Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80Plus Bronze - CMPSU-650TXV2EU
Offerta, Vendita VGA EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 660 TI SC Core 980/1059MHz Memory GDDR5 6008MHz 2GB DVI HDMI DP - 02G-P4-3662-KR

In your budget, and with these you will see a drastic increase in performance as well as be able to reuse them for a future build (the PSU for sure).

Just to be on the safe side, take off side panel and look on the motherboard to be absolutely certain you have a PCI-E slot. It will look something similar to this blue slot pictured.

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Thanks for your help! :]
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