Upgradable or should I just build a new PC?

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  1. fknfast

    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    I built my PC a LONG time ago. It served me well through the initial Counter-Strike years and does fine with it. Im looking to play some newer games. Would you guys suggest building a new PC or just upgrading what I have. The Mobo doesn't have a spot for the new PCI Graphics cards and I have read reviews about the AGP ATiX1650.

    Would my computer be able to run the new games with my current setup + ATi X1650 + 3GB of ram? I am not looking to spend a lot of money so I would like to avoid building something new, but at the same time I don't want to waste my money on upgrading something not worthwhile.
    Thanks guys!

    My specs from AIDA32:

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1300 MHz (6.5 x200)

    Motherboard Name Asus A7N8X v2.0 Deluxe (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 3 DIMM, IEEE-1394)
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (08/19/03)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM3)
    Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM4)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 ATLANTIS - Secondary (256 MB)
    Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 ATLANTIS (256 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9600 (RV350)
    Monitor HP f1905 flat panel monitor [NoDB] (CNC5451N0L)

    Storage:
    Disk Drive SAMSUNG SP0802N (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive WD 10EACS External USB Device
    Disk Drive WDC WD400BB-00FJA0
    Optical Drive HP DVD Writer 300n (DVD:4x/2.4x/8x, CD:16x/10x/40x DVD+RW)

    Optical Drive IFC CHEJGXI3SLI SCSI CdRom Device

    Optical Drive LITEON CD-ROM LTN526S (52x CD-ROM)

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 76340 MB (24691 MB free)
    D: (NTFS) 38162 MB (38086 MB free)
    H: (FAT32) 953634 MB (898973 MB free)
     
  2. PcH

    PcH Guest

    New PC for sure.
     
  3. fknfast

    fknfast Coming to a QB near you

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    yeah i figured it was getting to be that time (about 4 years ago) lol
     
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    budget?
     
  5. sony

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    Buy a PS3 they are only $299 now :bowdown:
     
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  7. DaninTexas

    DaninTexas OT Supporter

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    The AGP slot kills you.

    If you want - Send me a PM with the games you want to play and the budget.
     
  8. Sito

    Sito Each To Their Own

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    Def in need of a new pc

    I thought I was running an old rig with an 939 opteron 180.

    I was actually recently able to get a 7750 kuma BE for cheap from a friend so I just bought a new mobo and ram for it, all for under 165$ Stuffs cheap if you look in the right places. You can buy semi decent stuff amd am2+ chips and ddr2 1066/800 ram and motherboards for $200 total. Your vid card will prob end up costing the most, but ATI and Nvdia make very comparable cheap/mid ranged cards from $100-160

    You can easily build a new system with video card, cpu, ram and motherboard for $300
     
  9. Boomdart

    Boomdart New Member

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    Yup new pc.

    You can find quad-core motherboard combos w/ memory for pretty cheap from www.pricewatch.com. Find a 9800gt or better from that same place and you'll be good to go.

    I'm doing just fine with no need to upgrade w/ my q6600 4gb ram and a 9800gt. Haven't played anything that I visually see low frame rates on yet, and my monitor requires 1680x1050 so all my games are played at that.

    Just make sure you get some kind of name brand, don't go with combos with motherboards you've never heard of.
     

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