Description

When I bought this computer (2010), the components were already cheap and going out of date. It does the day to day stuff well but I have seriously run into a wall with gaming even with a pretty good overclock. I can play GTA IV at full settings at about 28 fps, I drop it to low to get above 30. My favorite game though is Battlefield 3. I can only play multiplayer on low custom settings at 720p. I get about 40 frames running around but as soon as there's a good bit of action, it drops substantially.

My CPU is running 3.6GHz (360x10) The graphics card normally runs 550 mhz base, 400 mhz memory. I'm running it at 670mhz base, 580mhz memory stable.

The overclock on the graphics definitely makes a big difference. I can't wait to get my GTX 760.

The case I have doesn't have a lot of room for cable management but I managed to move enough of the mess to the empty area under my optical drive.

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

you need a new cpu,mobo, and graphics card everything else can be salvaged.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

And ram!

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

lol, pretty much everything.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

well im assuming that he has a budget but still wants the best performance. thanks for catching the ram for me.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

yes you do

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

same as Madcracked said

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to upgrade your cpu tho

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Sell this for 200? Then save some moeny to build a 500 pc that would play gta and bf3 and high to ultra settings at a decent fps probably

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'm at the very least reusing the water cooler, and the graphics card. 200 would be really cheap for a HTPC, but I guess I would be happy to let someone else enjoy it.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an hc although the parts are WELL out of date now and 200 without the water cooler. And i really dont suggest using that gpu...

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

you'll need an entirely new platform at the bare minimum: CPU, motherboard, GPU, and RAM. also look into getting a much larger hard drive, and potentially a new power supply.

keep the hardware you have and maybe make it into some sort of server if you can manage it. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Because it's a shorter list, you can SAVE the HDD's, CPU cooler, and obviously the optical drive.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you might have put your money in the wrong places.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Good old 9500 :') Oh man, I was so happy when I got it for the first time... memories.

  • 77 months ago
  • -1 points

What a waste of money. I just made one on here for about the same price that would smoke this one.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

This was built in 2010, of course you can build a better one now for a lot less