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#11 Porn Shop Clerk

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

i installed one of these in a friend's dual core intel (better than mine by far) with a 300w psu and it went from being unable to play anything pretty much to running everything on high end settings

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102942

his was a slimline hp too, so he was very limited in his choice of video cards

supposedly that's one of the best cards on the market you can get for a slimline or without upgrading your power supply

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

A mobo/CPu/ram combo will be reasonable if you build your own. Ram is uber cheap right now. The video card is where the bucks need to be spent. I'm running a GTX470 and BF3 on Max 1920/1080 can be brought to its knees. A good power supply is also a must.
As mentioned the video card and the PS in the Gateway is suspect. Worse it could be proprietary on the PS and not upgradable.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

i'm sure the psu is upgradeable. its not dell.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Honestly, the days of building your own for cheaper arent really true anymore. Unless you want the most amazing thing and the highest specs around, you can buy a pretty stock one in a store and upgrade the power supply and graphics cards and be able to play most games out now.

Hell best buy has towers around the 300-500 range with i5 processors and you just upgrade the power supply for 50-80 bucks and the graphics card for 60-150 bucks you got a decent rig

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Spend some time on google, it's quite easy to find tech forums where this topic has been discussed to death. If you are willing to buy the parts online and build it yourself you can find some decent builds for that price.