Optiplex 330 upgrade

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  1. isanchez
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    Hello guys, so today I got an dell optiplex 330 as a gift so that got me to think, could I upgrade the optiplex to be a decent gaming pc like the potato masher or would it be better to start from scratch and get everything brand new. Any help is appreciated thank you.
     
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    Which CPU does it have? And is it the small form factor version or the wide one?
     
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    It has a pentium dual core it's the wide one, I included a picture of the insides of the tower
     

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    Oh gosh, it's one of the older ones. I don't think you'll find much that will boost it enough to play modern games at a decent level
     
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    It's a Socket 755. It's only going to support up to a core 2 duo. E8600 will be your best bet. Shouldn't be expensive. If it is an E8400 is dirt cheap, and it won't be much of a difference. Only has 2 ram slots, and a crap PSU... 4 GB DDr2, and something like a GTX 1050ti (Make sure it'll actually fit in the case) will be your best bet for moderate gaming. Won't be top of the line, but it'll do ok.
     
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    Oh, that's a PCIE slot? I thought it was an AGP slot. If that is in fact the case, +1 for CPU upgrade and a 1050ti
     
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    Just for getting an idea, would it be able to run resident evil 7 at 30fps?
     
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    Your mileage will really vary. Some games i imagine will feel like you have a halfway decent PC. Some it will just struggle on. I think RE7 will be passable if you keep the settings low to mid, but I really can't be sure.
     
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    Ok thanks for the help :grog:
     
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    Definitely a PCIe, I have worked on a ton of them.

    np :)
     
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    You want a boost, stick a 1080ti in there and call it a day.
     
  12. TotalInsanity4

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    There's a thing called "bottlenecking" that will make that an issue