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Help: Upgrade Suggestions from GT 240


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pznoy22

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Hey guys. I'm relatively new to the forums and practically a newbie when it comes to computers so I'm hoping anyone out there could possibly help with some advice/suggestions.

Games I play -
World of Warcraft:Cataclysm, Heroes of Newerth, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, DC Universe Online, The Sims3
I know these are some games that require a pretty decent computer but I play most of these settings on the lowest possible as I sacrifice quality for performance but as I progress in some of these games, I experience some lag.

Budget -
Price Area I want to stay in $100-$500 but max price: $750
Willing to buy online or in stores, whichever would be best

Power Supply -
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371007

Computer -
Gateway GT5018E http://support.gatew...4/5454sp2.shtml

Motherboard -
Intel Corporation, D945GCZ, AAC99321-501, AZCZ53716553

Monitor -
It's an LG 23inch Flatron Monitor
http://www.lg.com/us...r-W2361V-PF.jsp
Resolutions I play on vary depending the game, as max as 1920x1080 to as low as 1152x864.

Graphic interface -
PCI-E x 16

Video Card Maker/Model -
Galaxy Geforce GT 240 1GB 128bit DDR3

Memory/CPU/CPU Speed -
http://valid.canardp....php?id=1634973

Power Supply Make/Model/Watt output/Amperage -
Mentioned Above

Additional Info (from SysInfo Utility) -
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233985 MB, Free - 132813 MB; D: Total - 4478 MB, Free - 1519 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCZ, AAC99321-501, AZCZ53716553
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


If you think that I am just in need of new motherboard, suggest that as well with other suggestions. It's an old computer and I'm glad it's still alive but its need of upgrades so I open to anything!!! If I miss any information that you need, please message me or post in this thread as I will do my best to reply and quickly fix. Lastly, I thank everyone who offers to help and for reading my thread. Thanks, again.
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