Whats the next should I buy?

By PontiacMan
Jan 4, 2006
  1. My Computer specs are:

    I got a HP Pavilion 304w Windows XP Home Edition SP2

    AMD Anthlon 1.67GHz
    ATI Radeon 9550 256mb Regular Version not pro
    Got 383mb of RAM
    Got a 30GB HDD
    Got stock cooling system
    Stock Power Supply I think its 250-300watts range
    Got a USB Mouse by Labtec
    Got a logitech controller its like a PS2 Controller
    Got a HP Pavilion mx70 monitor
    Got a DVD Dual Layer 16x
    Got a DVD Player


    I have a Trigem Am37 heres the link to the specifications if it let me link it to you. TRIGEM AM97 Motherboard Specifiactions

    What else should I get??? Any ideas? I am only spending like $200-$300 on upgrades.
  2. Bender99

    Bender99 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    What kind of motherboard do you have in there?
  3. zachig

    zachig TS Rookie Posts: 23

    If you consider yourself as a gamer, you should first upgrade to 1GB of RAM and replace your Video Card with at least a 6600GT. but then, you'll have to upgrade your PSU to at least 400W decent PSU, to support the Video Card.


    Generic 1GB of RAM: ~$60-$90
    GeForce 6600GT AGP: ~$140-$170
    Decent 400W/450W PSU: ~$40-$80

    Total Upgrade: $240-$340.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
  4. Vaerilis

    Vaerilis TS Rookie Posts: 54

    The first thing I would upgrade is the power supply. No-name generic PSUs are a big risk, being able to ruin your entire rig in case of a badly timed failure. (50-100$)
    The second is the CPU, and probably the motherboard, but I don't know what kind of motherboard you have so I can't comment on that (?-? $).
    Playing recent games requires a lot of RAM, so I'd replace the 384 megs with 1 gig of decent memory (~100$).
    And last, but not least, I'd get a new video card, a 6600, or a 6600GT (100-150$).
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