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Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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  1. Oss030

    Oss030 Thread Starter

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    Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

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    PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 1918 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
    Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
    Power Supply: 250W
     
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    Here are the hardware specifications for the Compaq Presario CQ5300F desktop.

    It has a low-end AMD processor, integrated NVIDIA graphics, and 250W power supply.

    It has 2 GB of RAM, but it supports a maximum of 4 GB or RAM.

    You would need to max out the RAM, install a faster processor, install a video card with 512 MB or more of video memory, and install a higher wattage power supply.

    If you really want a computer for gaming, you should buy one that has the hardware and components to handle it.

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    Do you have any examples of computers capable of handling such things? Just examples, no need to delve into specifics.

    edit; also thank you for the answer. very much appreciated.
     
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    I'm not a gamer and don't own a computer that's designed for gaming, so you probably should get advice from actual gamers. Click "Report" and then request to have your thread transferred to the GAMES forum.

    A low-end AMD Sempron or Intel Celeron processor, integrated graphics, insufficient RAM, and a wimpy power supply is fine for basic computing use, but not for gaming. And trying to go "cheap" isn't going to do it.

    If you do some research, you can find out what the recommended hardware requirements are the different games you want to play.

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  6. jack-o-bytes

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    Hey there, A fairly decent gaming computer these days would consist of something like this;

    Case: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/234958 (nice case for cooling)
    Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/181968 (good quality motherboard for good CPU support)
    CPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/242140 (Budget quad core CPU fast though)
    RAM: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/247673 (good quality set of RAM)
    Hard Drive: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228 (fairly decent performance hard drive)
    Graphics Card: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239208 (Nice high performance graphics card)
    Power Supply: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204353 (Good quality PSU with enough wattage)
    Disk Drive: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220988 (disk drive from good quality brand)

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