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Upgrading my eMachines W3609


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I would like to get a new power supply to replace the OEM one. I was looking at getting atleast a 400 watt if not a 500 watt. Any suggestions as to what I should get?
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Hi there,

Here's a nice choice.

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thanks a bunch, another thing im not a hardcore gamer. I usually play WoW or something like that and I dont really have any problems with the ATI X1300 that I have in the computer what would you suggest as a upgrade thats not gonna break the bank. I just bout Assassian's Creed and the computer will play it but the cut scene are a lil delayed between the audio and the actually video...
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Hi there,

So you're looking to upgrade the graphics card also?

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yeah i have an ATI X1300 and its ok but the frame rates to stay pretty low and i would actually like to play fear once since i spent $40 on it when it came out.
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Hi again,

Bad news! Having a look at your system specifications, there's a lot you could change around to get your framerates up. By the time you'd finished with it, you may as well have purchased a whole new computer... :)

While upgrading the graphics card may be a good idea, it would be held back by the processor and RAM (a term we call a bottleneck). By the time you found out what upgrade options are available for these, the total sum would start getting very expensive.

Truthfully I wouldn't spend any money on this system - especially as eMachines computers are the worst budget system makers around...

If you are interested in any further help, or do wish to continue with the upgrading, then let me know.

Cheers

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the computer at the moment has a Celeron D 3.33ghz processor and has 2g of ram. so i know i can get a little more out of the system before having to buy a new one. im not asking to play every game on max setting but atleast be able to play it.
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Hi again,

The specifications I found said only 512MB of RAM, so 2GB is better there... :)

The HD 3650 is a few notches up over your current X1300, it should give a decent upgrade. If you have more money to spend, you could consider a HD 3850.

Cheers

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