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Old 09-26-2008, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the pre built computer that i am thinking of changing to a gaming rig Gateway Official Site: Shop - Desktops - DX4640-UB101A Product Details

i am thinking of installing this graphics card to it VisionTek - ATI RADEON HD4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card - 900241

and i am guessing i gotta change out the PSU on it (according to the specs, the original build only goes up to 300 watts)

What do you guys think? good idea or bad idea?
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be alright depends what you will games you will be playing and what settings that processor is kinda old though.
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Nah not worth it, you can make a much better pc for $700....
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^ Agreed, build yourself and you'll save money and get better.
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Default Re: What you think? turning this pre built to a Gaming rig

f you could psosibly change the cpu to an e2*** series it would be much better.
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Trying to turn a prebuilt into a gaming pc isn't worth it. You will end up replacing the video card, psu and probably the case before you are through but will still be stuck with a cheap motherboard, cheap ram, and no overclocking.
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