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Upgrade or new PC?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by essentialindexic, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. essentialindexic

    essentialindexic Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2011
    Hello all,

    I can figure most software-related issues out myself but I'm still quite shaky when it comes to hardware. I want to be able to play games like Starcraft 2 on high settings smoothly, Skyrim, etc. but I don't know whether the base is worth upgrading or if I should go for a new computer altogether to accomplish my desired task.


    Intel Core 2 Quad QCU Q8300 @ 2.33 GHz

    3 GB RAM

    Vista 32-bit

    ****** onboard Intel graphics

    Motherboard: Acer, WG43M

    I was thinking of doubling my RAM, getting Win 7 64-bit and upgrading my graphics and power supply. Are these specs alright to run most modern games if these things are upgraded, or should I scrap this for a new, more capable PC?

  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 25, 2005
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    I'd figure up the cost .. then go to HP shopping and see what a new one costs and has in it.
    You can customize one the way you want it .. and see the cost

    I'm thinking that now's not the time to buy a new one ..
    Maybe the newer ones with the newest hardware/processors will be available after Christmas .. Maybe about Feb ??
  3. hazybud1


    Nov 17, 2011
    upgrading all that stuff is going to be pricey why dont u just get a new comp?
  4. hazybud1


    Nov 17, 2011
    and buying a pre built gaming pc from newegg or tigerdirect will be cheaper than something like HP.. more bang for ur buck
  5. IntensiveBytes


    Aug 2, 2011
    You must upgrade. Your RAM, graphics card and processor will not handle the games you mentioned above.
    And the fact that your Operating System is 32-bit, 3GB of RAM is probably the highest you can achieve..
    You should buy a new custom built computer,
    make sure you have a 64-bit operating system so you can get more than 4GB of RAM,
    and make sure your mother board supports PCIe x16 to get all the latest graphics card ;D
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