Computer upgrades for gaming - Johnny Five Alive edition
April 10, 2014 7:47 AM Subscribe
Looking to upgrade my 2009 gaming beast. It still serves well, but I know there are vast improvements I can make for relatively little money to the GPU, RAM and HD.
posted by OnTheLastCastle to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have this machine from cyberpowerpc
. It's served me very well, but I'm thinking with a few upgrades will bring on the power.
- I'm pretty sold on this as a great balance between budget and power
Memory - this is the real question I have, my current machine has 3 2gb DDR3 in it, can I upgrade with just 1 8gb DDR3
or is there better RAM I could buy?
- how important is a solid state drive? Are they all created relatively equal or are there things I should look for? I have 500gb now which has been more than enough space and I think I could get by on a 128gb SSD.
Other upgrades I might have overlooked? The PSU is 800w so I don't need it upgraded especially if I'm buying that graphics card that draws so little power.