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Ill start with my horrid specs, keep in mind most of it is all stock parts, the only thing i really know the name of is my underpowered video card.
Model: HP Pavilion slimline e5510y
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 2.8GHz
OS: Win7 Home Premium Edition
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (1.4gb video RAM)
I got this computer as a gift a few years ago, it does everything fine, except play video games...to a point. I can play older games, that came out almost 10 years ago with no problem, but once i try playing an MMO with 3d graphics, which is my preferred gaming experience, i get hit with major lag issues, HORRIBLE framerate, im talking 1-10fps average.
Ive soldiered through the muck for 5 years almost, trying game after game, only to find them unplayable (many cases where i cant even start the game). Finally, I'm old enough, i have a job, i have money of my own, now what should i do?
I love the idea of just tossing this one in the closet and buying components to build a new pc, strictly for gaming, but i wouldnt want to do that until i know i can build a great rig for a great price. Honestly, if i could, id just run out today, buy a new video card, stick it in and get to gaming, but i realize my rig is severely underpowered (many gaming friends have let me know), and that if i were to do that, the new card would just get bottlenecked, and i would only get a tiny improvement in gameplay.
So, what are your opinions, my tech friends? (keep the geek speak to a minimum lol i dont know a thing about computers)
edit on 2-2-2014 by 8fl0z because: (no reason given)