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Need some help on upgrading my desktop.


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superzebras

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I'm not really sure what I need to upgrade on my desktop in order to play the newest games with the best graphics. Please, any tips would be helpful. Here are my specs:

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD FX-4100
8.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz
MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641) (CPU1)
1024MB AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series (MSI)
466GB Seagate ST3500630AS ATA Device (SATA)
HGZEFS HUBKL6NC SCSI CdRom Device
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B ATA Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device
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iammykyl

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Gday superzebras, Posted Image
Your upgrade path is with the Video card. The rest of the hardware does not need to be upgraded except possible the Power Supply.
Please open the computer case and make a note of the Brand/model of the PSU, post in your next reply.
Is the computer a pre build, like a Dell or HP? or a custom build?
What will be your budget?
In which country will you be purchasing parts?
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i opened it up and it has no sticker at all saying the model. it just says coolmax. and i bought this computer off of craigslist awhile back so i wouldn't know if it's custom.
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Unfortunately, Coolmax historically has a reputation for poor quality units, even some fire hazard models. You may be lucky and have a good one but you take a risk upgrading the video card as the PSU may not deliver enough Amps even though the Watts may be OK.
The information is possible on the hidden side of the PSU. If you undo the four screws holding it in place, then swing it out of the case, without removing cables, write down the info and post.
warning, if the unit is in the top of the case, you must support it to prevent it falling and damaging other parts.
Switch of the power and take anti static measures by briefly touching a bare part of the computer case.

Please answer the other questions in post #2
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Gday.
Been a while since we heard from you. Do you still require some help? An update would be appreciated.
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