I have an old Amd custom gaming computer from 2005?
I want to upgrade this system what can I up grade it with ? like ... graphics cards mother boards fairly cheap because I can run games like skyrim, dead space 3 etc skyrim on low settings and dead space 3 on medium I can't run games like far cry 3 tho I would like to run games like that what do I need ? thanks for your response
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
By the time you upgraded it would cost more than building one from scratch .
Because its old everything needs changing .
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.78 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
- Anonymous8 years ago
Can't give you a good answer without knowing:
--what kind of cpu
--motherboard chipset/socket support
--how much RAM
--what kind of graphics card
--size of power supply
With a system that old though, I suspect the other posters are correct that it won't be cost effective to upgrade (too many components will need to be replaced).
- Barry ManilowLv 78 years ago
Wow if it's from 2005 there is absolutely nothing worth upgrading. Buy a new PC
- Misc Tech AdviceLv 58 years ago
As stated, at this point the only real parts worth salvaging would be the case and maybe the DVDRW drive.
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- n/aLv 78 years ago
Take everything out the case, throw it away and put all new parts inside it