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Old 11-05-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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Hello everyone im new to this forum i came here because i have a custom gameing computer which i have to share with the family and i have a computer in my room the computer is just a pre built gateway computer I was wondering what i could do to make this computer more suitable for gameing i know i would need a new video card and a fan what else would i need? also could u tell me some good sites to get these things cheaper.

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Old 11-05-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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well for sites in matters what country you live in. do you know the specs of your computer? if not download everest(google it). it will tell you all your specs.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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Tigerdirect.com or newegg.com are good part sites
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:54 AM   #4
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I live in the u.s. Ill get the specs up soon But i cant buy everything new for my comp so i only need the essentials for gameing so i wont lag and can acually run games
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:59 AM   #5
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Would i just post the mother board for the specs???
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:36 PM   #6
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Heres the specs
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 530, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Intel Augsburg D915GAG (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G
System Memory 1014 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (09/27/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82915G Express Chipset Family (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (FAIU37074956U)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
Disk Drive WDC WD2000JD-22HBB0 (186 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:16x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8483B (48x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 190779 MB (129134 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse USB Browser Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Instant Wireless PCI Card V2.7 (192.168.1.101)
Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Modem PCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

Peripherals:
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device USB Human Interface Device
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:40 PM   #7
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Looks like your chipset supports PCI-e which is good (Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G).

Yes, you will definitely need a good video card to replace that onboard video. How much are you willing to pay for a high performance video card?
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the vid card is the only thing that needs upgrading

They are from like $50 to $450 so take something that fit's ur price range. U will have to pay about $200 for a good card.
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:49 PM   #9
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K ty much im getting it for christmas probly so yea around 200-300 $ is good so i wouldnt need a fan or anything?
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Old 11-05-2005, 12:53 PM   #10
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The video card comes with a heatsink/fan combo already. If you're talking about a system fan, do you have any additional slots to add one? Oh you know what? Get a PCI exhaust blower for that video card too. THat thing is the best kept secret. It will help with the cooling:

This is one of the better one's I've seen.
AOC FC-2002-B Ball Bearing System Blowers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835117010

FOr video card:
AOpen 91.05210.45H Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814135171

Look at the wonderful reviews for that card.

$263 after rebate, this card ROCKS. THis will do very nicely with your system. I'm even thinking about buying that one. So please do...The card runs pretty warm like all 6800GTs which is why you should also by that PCI exhaust blower to compliment it.
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