Upgrading my Acer retail desktop for gaming

By Seano
Dec 12, 2012
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  1. I will post a link to a computer that was purchased for me. I have been out of computer gaming for awhile and have recently started playing a game called Dayz. It is a modifcation for a game called Arma 2. The computer runs most things that I have played fairly well. However, Arma is a high demand game which typically gets me under 20FPS. I was thinking of getting rid of the computer and buying a new one or upgrading some parts inside. From what I have been reading, processor, video card, ram and power supply would be good places to start. I haven't taken the computer apart yet to look inside and see what I can add to the current motherboard. Budget is a concern and I don't want to go crazy. I don't need to play on ultra settings but normal or high would be nice. Any suggestions would be great. Here is the PC

  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,062   +2,559

    Without knowing your full system specs I would say, you could probably get by with a GPU and power supply upgrade. Do you know what size power supply you have in the machine? I'm also assuming you don't have a dedicated graphics solution, since you have an AMD-A6 CPU.
    DragonMaster Jay likes this.
  3. Seano

    Seano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is a 300Watt power supply. It is currently bone stock. This was the original concern when I opened the box. Figured I would toast it
  4. Seano

    Seano TS Rookie Topic Starter

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