Help - Need PC upgrade suggestions

  Kazpien 07:55 AM 18 Dec 12

I had help building a computer, but that was a few years ago. I believe my computer is a little out-dated and need some advice on what parts I should upgrade (to what preferably).

Don't want to get too crazy. I am mostly just looking to run the MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, smoothly and with full graphics.

Here are my computer's current specs.:

Processor: AMD Athlon 7850 Dual-Core - 2.8ghz, Memory: 3gb, Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT x 2 (SLI) - 256 mb each, Power Supply: 800w

  Chronos the 2nd 16:43 PM 18 Dec 12

The most important thing to consider is budget as it is very difficult to make suggestions until we know how much cash you have to spend.

Your CPU is an AM2+ and you have an ancient GPU x 2 much better to have one decent graphics card less to cause problems. Make and type of RAM? Motherboard?

  Kazpien 23:29 PM 18 Dec 12

Thank you for your response. Here's the additional information you requested:

Motherboard: ASUS Motherboard M3N72-D

Ram: 3 x Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2/1G

I'm looking at a budget of about $400

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

  Chronos the 2nd 07:31 AM 19 Dec 12

Thanks, I did mean to ask what operating system you are using and whether it is 32 or 64 bit?

  Kazpien 07:52 AM 19 Dec 12

I am currently running Windows 7 64 bit :)

  Kazpien 07:54 AM 19 Dec 12

oh it's Windows 7 Professional (64 bit), if that matters

  Chronos the 2nd 09:19 AM 19 Dec 12

Will post later when I have had a look at possible upgrades.

  Chronos the 2nd 10:51 AM 19 Dec 12

Third one down. I have not done the next bit for a while.LOL.


  Chronos the 2nd 10:54 AM 19 Dec 12

Ignore last post. I posted in the wrong place.

  Chronos the 2nd 13:08 PM 19 Dec 12



Graphics card.

I am assuming you are in the states with the dollar budget but of course many other countries have the dollar.

Anyway hope these suggestions have given you a rough idea on components and prices.

  Chronos the 2nd 16:35 PM 19 Dec 12

Or I'd ditch the am2 stuff and go am3+, at least it leaves you with an upgrade path of sorts plus gives you ddr3 RAM ECS A960M-M2 (mobo) NGTX560TI-1GPI-F1 (GPU) HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (RAM) Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 (CPU)

Total $374:96


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