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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 12:40 PM PDT

Hi everybody i was jus wondering if anybody can help me configure a new gaming computer for play BF2 and doom 3 maxed and i have a budget of 1000-1200$$. I already have a computer(hp pavilon a706n) i was decidin before to just get an alienware instead. Can u plz help me any body.

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u should upgrade your computer
by damasta55r / August 24, 2005 12:45 PM PDT
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just buy a better power supply, add more ram to 1gb and buy a 6800gt agp version ( i looked up ur computer at and it says there is an available agp 8x slot). there is a gaming rig right there. all for around 500 bucks. saves a lot of money to just upgrade the a706n.

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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 12:50 PM PDT

i cant add any more ram because i have to ram slots and there filled up with 2x256

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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 12:52 PM PDT
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i also want to uprade my processor and case

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by damasta55r / August 24, 2005 1:14 PM PDT
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That's why you take out the old sticks and put in 2x512 new sticks... PSU, shouldn't be proprietary, so as long as its atx and fits itll work. Not much of an upgrade for the processor. You could get a new case and fit a new psu and if you want get a new motherboard/processor, but you will also need a new os. Basically if you want to upgrade all that, you could build a new computer.


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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 1:21 PM PDT
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But if i get a new processor which 1 should i get and do i need an new os for the os

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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 1:22 PM PDT
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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 1:29 PM PDT
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How are these computers
by Dragonbssj / August 24, 2005 1:38 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) i dont want to buy a new computer
by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 1:43 PM PDT
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So you
by Dragonbssj / August 24, 2005 1:51 PM PDT

Want 2 rebuild the one you currently have?

What are the specs of the computer you are going to upgrade?

as of right now...

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This is what i build
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
1.75 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
60.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
512 Megabytes Installed Memory
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

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by STeven159159 / August 24, 2005 2:05 PM PDT
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by damasta55r / August 24, 2005 2:48 PM PDT
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Okay, here's what i suggest you upgrade ram, get 2 sticks of 512 and just sell the old 256 sticks or give them away. Since you have an agp slot, upgrade to a 9600 as a psu upgrade will require a new case and new os b/c the motherboard might not fit in any case and really isn't worth the hassle as you could get a new pc. About the processor upgrade, socket A is ultra old and the best processor they have is the one you already have. So let me recap, get 2x512 sticks for 1GB and a agp gfx card preferaably the 9600, the 9800pro would be better, but your psu can't handle. the upgrade should run around $200.


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roger the 9600 suks for gaming....
by nerdyboy1234 / August 24, 2005 3:52 PM PDT
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y not get a new case and new psu and new gfx card (6800gt) and a dvd burner or something then daT should cost u around 600 bucks

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(NT) (NT) oh yah and the 1gb ram
by nerdyboy1234 / August 24, 2005 3:53 PM PDT
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If your building a computer, by all of the parts @
by Cluchetti / August 27, 2005 8:13 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Newegg is cheaper!!! Unless you're shipping to Canada
by damasta55r / August 27, 2005 9:01 AM PDT
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