Computer upgrade

By LielaisMilzis
Sep 20, 2009
  1. Hello! I'm new in here. This is my first thread so far. English isnot my native language, so please, never mind the mistakes. Now back from offtopic...

    Currently I' m running kinda old computer :

    Processor Intel Pentium 4 with HT technology
    Core voltage 1.329 V
    socket 775 LGA
    Core speed 3,2 GHz
    Technology 90nm
    Bus Speed 200 MHz
    Mainboard Model D946GZIS
    Chipset Intel 946PL/GZ
    Graphic interface PCI-E x16
    RAM DDR2 dual channels, currently 1024 MB(2 pieces of Kingston 512MB, voltage 1,8 V, with gold)
    DRAM frequency 333 MHz

    Graphics card Ati Radeon HD 4770(bought 2 weeks before)
    Core 250 MHz
    Memory 800 MHz
    Size 512MB

    Power Supply

    I dont know the manufacturer , but it's 550 W

    Monitor Sync Master 2253 LW 21 inch - fully fits me... now...

    HDD 2 disks, 1 with 500 GB , another with 200 GB - it's enough for me.
    What can you guys suggest me? I want new, powerful computer mainly for gaming. The price , just give me some possibilities, then I will consider the price.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    Your computer specs are mid-range so it's fine for basic home computing but not for high-range computing such as gaming. It can be used but it's performance will not as good as a custom gaming computer.

    It would be best to shop at computer stores for gaming computers and see what prices they have.

    -- Andy
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Well for starters refer to this :

    You can build a computer which can handle all of today's games for about $800 - $1000.

    For a higher budget you may look into more exclusive stuff. Knowing how much you're willing to spend will help us give you a better idea of what components to get. :)
  4. LielaisMilzis

    LielaisMilzis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have had this computer for almost 4 years. I know it's midrange, but I want something mainly focused on games. About money.. About $ 1200(max).

    Another question - Is the new i7 processor really so good , when compared to quadro core? Because the price gap is huge.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    These specs should be good.

    CPU - - $199.99
    Motherboard - - $169.99
    RAM - - $ 94.99
    Graphics Card - - $239.99
    Power Supply - - $99.99
    Case - - $104.99

    Total - $908.95

    This leaves you with enough at hand for aftermarket cooling / optical drives / HDD if you need them.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The i7 is a stellar CPU and performs better than the other Intel Quad Cores.
  7. LielaisMilzis

    LielaisMilzis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    To Ritwik7

    I will consider this set, but I will do some search more.

    Thanks guys. You all really helped me, at least I know what I should/would buy.
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