I need help, upgrading my tower for gaming for under $500?
Before I start I'm just going to say that no gaming console beats a computer and I already have consoles.
So I'm on a very tight budget and want to spend as little as possible, I have no idea what I need and it would be great to get the opinion of someone who has upgraded their PC for gaming, my tower isn't a gaming PC for starters but it does handle several games very well and was made for multi-tasking, my tower is a Gateway DX4860-UB32P, I have plenty of memory, 1 TB hard drive, and 6 GB RAM, it has Intel HD graphics, Intel Core i3 processor 2120, and windows 64 bit if that even matters.
with those installed what will I need to make this a gaming tower for under $500?, or what is one item I can add to it to make its performance better?, some games currently run choppy like The Witcher 2, like the frame rate is slow and it takes a minute for the camera to catch up.
and please if you list parts can you explain to me exactly which parts i would need and would work on my computer?, I have no idea what I need
Greatly appreciated in advance
- bloody hairLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
I'd do the following.
change the power supply to the tx 650
add a dedicated graphics card
or you could go for a slightly weaker graphics card that could still handle a majority of games at max settings like the 7950,and use the rest of the money for a Solid state drive which would drastically improve windows boot times and game load times.
so then if you want the SSD something like this 7950 instead.
and then this SSD
although im not sure if these graphics cards would fit in your chasis,try measuring in the inside of your case from the pcie slot to the HDD bay to see how much space there is.