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What should I add to my gaming pc? Answered

Well these are the specs of my gaming pc so far:

Ram: 2GB ddr2
Graphics card: ATI display adapter (0x954F)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GH
Hard drive: 80 GB
Powersupply: 300W

Is this type of pc really considered a  gaming pc? Please tell me!

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frollardBest Answer (author)2010-08-04

It's an amazing pc...for 2001. These days, a 'gaming' pc to be truly over the top has 12 gigs of ram, something along the lines of an i7 processor, 80gb ssd for boot drive (and a pile of extra storage)...and a 1200 watt power supply. ...simply put, my laptop has higher specs than what you say above -- it has a hard time with modern games (but is capable)

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caarntedd (author)2010-08-04

Ok if you play old games.

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Burf (author)2010-08-04

In order of preference:
1) Additional RAM
2) Higher capacity, high speed HDD (10,000 RPM) 16MB cache
3) Higher capacity PSU, 500 watts or better
4) Graphics card. (I couldn't find any information on your particular card, I don't think you identified it properly.)
5) Processor.

The processor is probably sufficient to handle most gaming applications if you have a decent graphics card. The first three, as I have them listed, will offer the most bang for the buck. But if you add the first two, it may be necessary to add the PSU to handle the additional power demand and almost certainly so if you get a faster graphics card.

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Luziviech (author)2010-08-04

what's intended to be a gaming pc anyways? The specs of a PC always depend on what you wanna run on it, therefore check the system requirements of the games you wanna play: Your comp aint hi-end, maybe check for sum games that are 2 or 3 years old. My own actual comp is kinda similar to these specs, i can easily play overlord, rayman gothic3 for example, but for games like Crisis, Overlord3, Bioshock, etc. i'd need a better machine. But better would mean to buy a whole new system that provides SATA, PCI-E and either quad or dual processors... So, if you're not member of those rich ones, forget about newer games.

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