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Upgrading gaming computer

By Rowenaj
Feb 26, 2011
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  1. Hey guys, new here at TechSpot and I gotta say its amazing.

    We all know as time goes by games become more demanding and I think its time for me to upgrade my computer. I want it to be good enough to run new games like Homefront or Black Ops. Here are my system specs:

    Processor type
    Intel® Pentium® 4
    Intel® Pentium® D
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
    NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology.
    Level 1 (L1) cache
    32 KB
    Level 2 (L2) cache
    1 MB for Pentium 4 5XX processors (with Hyper Threading)
    2 MB for Pentium 4 6XX processors (with Hyper Threading)
    2 x 2 MB for Pentium D 9XX processors (with dual core)
    2 x 1 MB for Pentium D 8XX processors (with dual core)
    256K for Celeron® D 3XX processors
    2 MB for Intel Core™ E6400 processors and earlier
    4 MB for Intel Core™ E6600 processors and later

    Memory
    Type
    533-MHz, 667-MHz, and 800-MHz dual DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM
    Memory connectors
    four
    Memory capacities
    256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECC
    Maximum memory
    4 GB
    NOTE: See Addressing Memory With 4-GB Configurations to verify the amount of memory available to the operating system.
    BIOS address
    F0000h

    Computer Information
    Chipset
    Intel G965 Express Chipset
    RAID Support
    RAID 1 (Mirroring)
    DMA channels
    eight
    Interrupt levels
    24
    BIOS chip (NVRAM)
    4 MB
    NIC
    integrated network interface capable of 10/100 communication
    System clock
    533-MHz, 800-MHz, or 1066-MHz data rate

    Video
    Type
    integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 (Intel® GMA X3000)
    PCI Express

    Audio
    Type
    Sigmatel 9227

    Expansion Bus
    Bus type
    PCI 2.3
    PCI Express x1 and x16
    Bus speed
    PCI: 33 MHz
    PCI Express:
    x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s
    x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8 GB/s
    PCI
    connectors
    two
    connector size
    120 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    32 bits
    PCI Express
    connector
    one x1
    connector size
    36 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    1 PCI Express lane
    PCI Express
    connector
    one x16
    connector size
    164 pins
    connector data width (maximum)
    16 PCI Express lanes

    Drives
    Externally accessible:
    Bays
    two 5.25-inch drive bays
    one 3.5-inch drive bay (FlexBay)
    Available devices
    Serial ATA drives (4), floppy drive, USB memory devices, CD/DVD drive, and Media Card Reader
    Internally accessible:
    two bays for 1-inch high serial ATA hard drives

    Connectors
    External connectors:
    Video
    15-hole connector
    Network adapter
    RJ-45 connector
    USB
    two front-panel and six back-panel USB 2.0-compliant connectors
    Audio
    six connectors for 7.1 support
    System board connectors:
    Serial ATA (SATA)
    four 7-pin connectors
    FlexBay Drive
    one USB 10-pin header (with one pin removed for keying) for optional Media Card Reader (3.5-inch bay device)
    Floppy drive
    one 34-pin connector
    Fan
    one 5-pin connector
    PCI 2.3
    two 120-pin connectors
    PCI Express x1
    one 36-pin connector
    PCI Express x16
    one 164-pin connector

    Controls and Lights
    Power button
    push button
    Power light
    green light — Blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state
    amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, a problem with the system board may exist (see Power Lights).
    Hard drive access light
    green
    Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter)
    green light — A good connection exists between the network and the computer
    off (no light) — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.
    Activity light (on integrated network adapter)
    yellow blinking light
    Diagnostic lights
    four lights on the front panel (see Diagnostic Lights)
    Standby power light
    STBYLED on the system board

    Power
    DC power supply:
    Wattage
    305 W
    Maximum heat dissipation
    1040 BTU/hr
    Voltage (see the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information)
    Manually selectable: 90 to 135 V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz
    Backup battery
    3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell

    Physical
    Height
    41.4 cm (16.3 inches)
    Width
    18.8 cm (7.4 inches)
    Depth
    45.7 cm (18.0 inches)
    Weight
    12.7 kg (28.0 lb)

    Environmental
    Temperature:
    Operating
    10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
    Storage
    –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
    Relative humidity
    20% to 80% (noncondensing)
    Maximum vibration:
    Operating
    5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G2/Hz
    Storage
    5 to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G2/Hz
    Maximum shock:
    Operating
    40 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 20 in/sec [51 cm/sec])
    Storage
    105 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 50 in/sec [127 cm/sec])
    Altitude:
    Operating
    –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
    Storage
    –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)

    I added two gigs of ram recently and have a nice 1 tera external hardrive aswell.
    Can we try something cheaper than $1000 please?

    Thanks, Rowenaj
     
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