Hardware Recs?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by mrSmiles, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. mrSmiles
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    mrSmiles Dundunduuuun

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    Well, right now I'm thinking of upgrading parts of my PC and i really need some recommendations because there is a lot of stuff out in the market and i don't know whats good and whats bad right now.

    What I'm looking to replace:

    Video Card: I currently have GeForce 8500GT
    CPU: I have a crap intel single core 3.0ghz (CPU has to be Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo)
    RAM: I only have 1GB of ram looking to add more, my motherboard supports DDR2 667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM max 4GBs

    Price has to be reasonable, i don't have much spending cash this week and possibly if i can get everything off of canadacomputers.com or tigerdirect.ca or Canadian stores like bestbuy or future shop that would be great.
     
  2. Lee79

    Lee79 Hyper...Active...Team Fortress 2 Addict

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    Little more information would help like how much you want to spend on each part and what motherboard you have.
     
  3. Urza

    Urza hi

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    In addition to your intended use.
     
  4. mrSmiles
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    mrSmiles Dundunduuuun

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    gaming mostly, as for price 100-200 for the CPU and if possible no more than around 150 for the video card, i can probably take care of the RAM on my own
     
  5. Urza

    Urza hi

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    E8400+GTS250 and you're set.

    EDIT: Make sure your PSU can support that.