Help with PC Upgrade?

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  1. AceWarhead
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    So my computers really old and outdated. I need to upgrade some stuff.
    Here are my specs:
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    Can you guys recommend anything? I want to be able to play games such as Skyrim, Tribes: Ascend, and TF2( at a better speed).
    Thanks. Looking to spend lees than $220.
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Honestly if you want to play Skyrim and the like you'll probably want to build a whole new PC yourself. Keep your current case and HD, of course, but buy a new motherboard that supports DDR3 RAM, buy at atleast 4GB of RAM, buy a newer processor (at least Dual Core and 2.8ghz or higher) and a new graphics card (Geforce 200 series and up). You could probably do all of this for about...$300-$400 if you can find good deals around Newegg. I built myself a fairly decent gaming PC for a little less than $400, so this shouldn't be too hard. I'd also suggest buying at least a 600w+ PSU if yours isn't already above 400w.
     
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    I did a search on google and apparently your motherboard Can only support 2 gb of ram.
    You can upgrade the processor to a better one, but i don't really know which one, athlon 64 x2 6400+
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    EDIT: but yeah mostly it's your motherboard blocking you... you will need to get yourself some new gig that support ddr3 ram and a better processor, Get a good graphics card, etc.

    EDIT@: @supergamr232 @Pinkie232 Why do you always ninja'd me T_T, HOW YOU DO THAT EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!
     
  4. Magsor

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    A penny spent on your rig is a penny not well spent.
    I have a system comparable as yours and my advice is to switch back to windows XP you will get a performance increase on TF2.
    You do what you want its your money but id say consoles are cheaper you can be playing skyrim for lees than 220$.
     
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    Oh god that hard drive.
    My anime folder would be taking up a sizeable chunk of that alone...

    Anyway, Pinkie pretty much covered everything useful to say.
     
  6. AceWarhead
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    My dad and I built all of this from scratch back in 2006. It was pretty rad back then.
    Any recommendations for a good Motherboard?
     
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    Any motherboard that support the latest Ram,Core and card will do.
     
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    It really depends on the CPU you'll be getting. Pick out a CPU and then look for a motherboard. For CPU's, Intel i3, i5, or i7 would all be great for a CPU for the next few years. I personally have a dual core i3 running at around 3.1 ghz and it will run anything. The thing you should really be looking for is a newer GPU and better RAM.
     
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    Someone please bring up the AMD Fusion option. It's better for those with very limited budgets.