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In interested in upgrading my pc here are my specs what are my options?

By Skitzolord
Jul 19, 2006
  1. Pentium 4 2.80GHz
    Dell Dimension 4600
    512 MB
    Stock Cooling
    nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    70GB
    LG (48x CD-ROM), NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A
    (DVD+R 4x, DVD+RW 2.4x, CD-R 16x, CD-RW 10x
    DVD-ROM 12x, CD-ROM 40x)

    I play alot of games including
    F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2, Counter_Strike Source, and im probly gunna buy Prey
    but i have to play them on low settings so the lag does not kill me
    If you could tell me what the best choice is wether it be upgrading the graphics card, procesor, mother board, or just getting a whole new system and telling me what product to get.
    The hard part is i only have about $500
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hello and welcome to Techspot! :)

    The best option would be to build your own PC, that way you can save some bucks.

    You can reuse some of your actual components, such as hard drive, DVD drive, even your CPU, which should be pretty good.

    I'll try to list some parts that should be good for you and your budget.
    Give me a few minutes :)
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  4. Skitzolord

    Skitzolord TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow thanks alot didnt think id get an answer so fast one question why the power supply? what does that help
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Because most Dells use propietary power supplies, and your 250 W stock Power supply won't have enough juice for the upgraded system.

    Regards! :)
     
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