I recently made the mistake of buying this Hp6653w out of total anger when my old dell crapped out on me mid game..I literally left my home at 3am and went and got this thing..
I know a little about pc's..enouygh to install ram and other small things but i am no means an expert.. Im looking to upgrade my video card and psu .. i know i will need a faster processor.. So i started googling upgrade for the HP6653W
I ended up finding another members post on this forums and thought i would join..heres his link
Now.. im willing to spend whatever money needed to get this thing moving along.. I understand the Phenom II x4 970 processor is the way to go.. i would like something MUCH faster is possible ( please help here ) can i use a quad core? please explain more here this is where i get lost lol.. ( looking to play Battlefield 3 with 200+ fps ) which would make my counterstrike source in the 500-600fps range.
will need a bigger psu im told and heat sink... reading the other guys post.. the Corsair's A50 and A70 heat sinks are the way to go.. which of these 2 are better
now for psu and video card.if i have to stay with ati.. im looking for the 3870 or better..willing to spend 350-400 on a good card. Would LOVE NVIDIA'S
GTX580 OR 590.. or something ati makes thats near one of those.. ideas please!!! can i even run Nvidia?
what else am i missing? system requirements says i need a quadcore.. but will the Phenom run it? (BF3 )
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR BF3 )
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
Im just the average joe coal miner..2 kids and when i get home.. its family time..after 830.. its my time and i love to game when the wifes at work.. keeps me out of trouble
thanks for your time and consideration helping me with this.. your help and ideas are much appreciated.
Edited by PennCoalMiner, 20 December 2011 - 11:18 AM.