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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Crazy_Hobo, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. Crazy_Hobo

    Crazy_Hobo Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone.

    I've own my Gateway GT5662 for the past two years, and it's been good to me so far. But now-a-days i'm starting to feel alittle out-dated and I think it's time for me to upgrade. First off let me state what's inside my current computer...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113044
    General Spec

    Brand Gateway
    Model GT5662
    Recommended Usage Home / Home Office
    Processor AMD Phenom X4 9500(2.2GHz)
    Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
    Cache Per Processor 4 x 512KB L2 Cache
    Memory 3GB DDR2 667
    Hard Drive 500GB SATA 7200rpm
    Optical Drive 1 18X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash Technology
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2400XT, 256MB Discrete Video Memory
    Audio High Definition Audio
    Ethernet 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN
    Speaker Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
    Keyboard Elite multimedia keyboard
    Mouse USB Optical 2-Button Wheel Mouse
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    CPU
    CPU Type Phenom X4
    Installed Qty 1
    CPU Speed 9500(2.2GHz)
    L2 Cache Per CPU 4 x 512KB
    CPU Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
    Graphics
    GPU/VPU Type ATI Radeon HD 2400XT
    Graphics Interface PCI Express x16
    Memory
    Memory Capacity 3GB DDR2
    Memory Speed DDR2 667
    Memory Spec 1GB x 2 & 512MB x 2
    Memory Slots (Available/Total) 0/4
    Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
    Hard Drive
    HDD Capacity 500GB
    HDD Interface SATA
    HDD RPM 7200rpm
    HDD Spec SATA II, 16MB Cache
    Optical Drive
    Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
    Optical Drive Spec 18X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash Technology
    Up to 8.5GB with Dual Layer Media
    Write max: 18x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW
    Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 48x CD-ROM
    Audio
    Audio Chipset Integrated
    Audio Features High Definition Audio
    Communications
    Modem 56K. V92
    LAN Chipset Integrated
    LAN Speed 10/100Mbps
    Front Panel Ports
    Front USB 2
    Front Audio Ports 2
    Card Reader High-Performance 15-in-1 Digital Media Manager
    xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash I (CF), CompactFlash II, Secure Digital (SD), Mini Secure Digital (Mini SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Reduced Size MMC (RS-MMC), MMC Mobile, MMC Plus, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SmartMedia, IBM Microdrive
    Back Panel Ports
    PS/2 2
    Video Ports 2 DVI
    TV Out 1
    Rear USB 4
    RJ45 1 port
    Rear Audio Ports 6 ports
    Expansion
    PCI Slots (Available/Total) (0/1) PCI-E x16
    (2/2) PCI-E x1
    (0/1) PCI
    Mouse
    Mouse Type USB Optical 2-Button Wheel Mouse
    Keyboard
    Keyboard Type Elite multimedia keyboard
    Speaker
    Speaker Features Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
    Physical Spec
    Dimensions 15.6" x 7.2" x 16.1"
    Weight 23.4 lbs.
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 1 year limited
    Labor 1 year limited




    For the most part I really only play WoW and watch moives on my computer, but whenever playing WoW I have to keep my settings really low or i'll lag alot. I would be really happy if I could play at full setting and still keep a high FPS.

    What i'm really looking to buy is a new case, PSU, and a video card to go with. I don't really want to spend more then $300 on this upgrade...

    I found this case I really like...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058

    This is the video card i'm looking at...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864

    And this is the PSU...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...GNEFL011410-_-PowerSupplies-_-LR3D-_-17371020


    Anyways, what some of my questions are, how do I tell if my motherboard will work with my video card. Will my PSU fit in my new case. Is it really what I need?

    Thank you.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Since your computer doesn't have a PCI-E x16 slot, it's a safe bet that a PCI-E x16 card isn't going to work.
     
  3. Crazy_Hobo

    Crazy_Hobo Thread Starter

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  4. DoubleHelix

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    I interpreted the spec wrong. Disregard.
     
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