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Windows 7: Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

So I posted a thread on whether it was possible to build a gaming PC for $250, it was not. I'm wondering if it would be better to upgrade some of my PC's hardware so it can run games?

Here's my current PC specs;

And here's the HP page for my PC HP Media Center m7000 Desktop PC series*-* HP Business Support Center

Could you guys recommend hardware that would be compatible with my computer?

Thanks, jloc.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

No point of upgrading that computer with your budget. For example if you upgrade your CPU (which would cost ~$250) you will still have a bad graphics card, bad memory and I assume a bad PSU and vice versa to upgrading the rest. And if you did increase your budget I wouldn't upgrade that computer but make a completely new one as all the hardware on that is pretty much outdated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

I know the feeling to upgrade, but based on your budget you might as well save and upgrade to what you would need to play those games. I don't know how you earn a living but maybe try to find other methods to suppliment your income maybe just long enough to get enough money to get what you want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Oh well, thanks for your help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Upgrading my PC to run games smoothly, budget of $250ish

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