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New computer coming - Need help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cleggy999, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. Cleggy999

    Cleggy999 Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2011
    So, I have had this computer for 3 years, it has been good but obviously games get better and computer must feed there needs.
    I had a:
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 4200+ 2.2GHz Dual core - + Heat sink that covers it is damaged -Absolutely terrible. xD
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 Elixer (2GBX1)
    GPU: GeForce 9500GT 1028MB
    Mobo: Asus M2N4-SLI
    HDD: 149GB SATA-II - Max. Internal Data Rate 1460 Mbit/s - Rot. 7200 RPM
    Case: XBlade White + Blue LEDS - Terrible condition, Cracks and scratches missing parts. Don't ask...
    PSU: 350 - 450W - Can't remember sorry.

    So, I am upgrading this build with:
    CPU: Xenon Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual Core
    RAM: 4GB DDR3 Crosair (4GBX1)
    GPU: Staying the same until 5th September 2013, Please leave suggestions with budget of £100-£150.
    Mobo: POSSIBLY the Asus P8H61-MX Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard or
    HDD: Staying the same.
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi White/Black or Blue
    PSU: Staying the same.

    Do you think this is reasonable for 1 or 2 years? I am looking for an Intel Quad core after this with 8GB ram, and a new HDD.

    Games I play:
    Garry's Mod

    So, leave your suggestions please!
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11 Jim

    May 12, 2011
    I don't know how much real performance difference you will see as the new cpu is also a dual core. For RAM, you are better off using 2 sticks instead of 4, especially for only 4GB.

    You should investigate your PSU. A quality unit is more important than the size, but the size of the current unit is no the small side.
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