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Very old Pc ,How can I upgrade it to play more games?

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I have a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 on a PC and a budget of 50-70$ , it plays League of Legends with barely 15-20 fps , is there a way i can upgrade it with these money ? To play for example games like CS:GO ?

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No not really. csgo needs more cpu power than gpu power so you can't just upgrade the gpu and get better fps. 50-70 won't get you much.

You'll need a newish system if you want to play csgo or really any other current game

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Buy a GT 1030 (they can be found for $70).

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Just now, mxk. said:

No not really. csgo needs more cpu power than gpu power so you can't just upgrade the gpu and get better fps. 50-70 won't get you much.

You'll need a newish system if you want to play csgo or really any other current game

Couldn't be more wrong.

 

You can perfectly well play modern games on an LGA 775 motherboard. (Assuming that motherboard supports the higher end LGA 775 chips.)

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Let's start with the basics, what is the entire specification of your PC? we know the CPU but in order to help ya further, we need the other specs to go with it. For example, we can't just simply say add a GPU or add more RAM as we don't either know the Power supply you're using nor do we know the motherboards max amount of RAM. 

 

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OP: Check to see if your motherboard supports Q6600 or Q9500 chips. If so, go buy one on ebay for a few dollars (seriously, they're so cheap.) 

 

Then buy a modern GPU (760+, 960 or 1050Ti) and you'll be golden.

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likey a core 2 quad (mattering on mobo support) and a GTX 750Ti should get you going well.

but we need more info

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Just now, corrado33 said:

Couldn't be more wrong.

 

You can perfectly well play modern games on an LGA 775 motherboard. (Assuming that motherboard supports the higher end LGA 775 chips.)

trrue true I guess I spoke too soon. Sorry OP ignore my response.

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Just now, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

so , will a R3 2200G and a cheap-ass mobo do the work ?

that would do ok but you'd also need new RAM and DDR4 is not cheap.

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8 minutes ago, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

I have a Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 on a PC and a budget of 50-70$ , it plays League of Legends with barely 15-20 fps , is there a way i can upgrade it with these money ? To play for example games like CS:GO ?

Does it have a PCIe slot? If so you could get a GT 710 or find something used. If you got some money left try to find a better CPU.

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Just now, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

so , will a R3 2200G and a cheap-ass mobo do the work ?

you can probably upgrade the cpu and ram. It depends on how much ram you already have in your system. More info about your pc pls

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First of all , its bought from a store , not DIY .

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5 minutes ago, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

First of all , its bought from a store , not DIY .

 

 

Oh hell yeah. That's a late model DDR3 LGA 775 motherboard. Buy the best LGA 775 CPU you can afford (the best reasonable choice is the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (about $100), but the Q6600 or Q9500 are fine (and much cheaper (I think ~$20 for a 6600.) 

 

And you have a PCIe slot, so any modern GPU will work fine. A used 760 or 960 will be ~$100.

 

EDIT: I lied, the Q6600 is $10 on ebay, the Q9500 is ~$30. And there are many other quad core CPUS from that era that would work as well. Just search "core 2 quad" or "core 2 extreme".

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Just now, corrado33 said:

Oh hell yeah. That's a late model DDR3 LGA 775 motherboard. Buy the best LGA 775 CPU you can afford (the best reasonable choice is the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (about $100), but the Q6600 or Q9500 are fine (and much cheaper (I think ~$20 for a 6600.) 

 

And you have a PCIe slot, so any modern GPU will work fine. A used 760 or 960 will be ~$100.

get this stuff if you're willing to spend the $200

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3 minutes ago, corrado33 said:

Oh hell yeah. That's a late model DDR3 LGA 775 motherboard. Buy the best LGA 775 CPU you can afford (the best reasonable choice is the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (about $100), but the Q6600 or Q9500 are fine (and much cheaper (I think ~$20 for a 6600.) 

 

And you have a PCIe slot, so any modern GPU will work fine. A used 760 or 960 will be ~$100.

A core 2 quad q9300 can be had from AliExpress for like $15, they're legit too because the used CPU market is super oversaturated in China.

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Just now, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

So , the mobo is ok ,  i just need to get  a CPU AND a GPU yes ?

Is the ram allright?

The ram is good. Most people expect a C2Q to be paired with DDR2 so you've got an advantage. Even though you only have 4GB, it's dual channel.

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1 minute ago, corrado33 said:

Or much less. A Q9500 with an old 750ti or 760 could be less than $90 total, if the OP snags a deal on ebay.

deals are everywhere on old stuff hahaha

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3 minutes ago, GirvanaWantsBinnieBalls said:

So , the mobo is ok ,  i just need to get  a CPU AND a GPU yes ?

Is the ram allright?

The mobo is great. I'd highly recommend upgrading the CPU (and they're so cheap, you may as well.)

 

You only have 4gigs of ram, which is a bit low for modern gaming, but I'm guessing that you have 2x2gb sticks, which means you'd need to buy 2x4GB if you wanted 8 gigs total, and that'd be expensive, so 4gigs will be fine for now. 

 

EDIT: OH IT'S DDR3! Then 2x4gb wouldn't be super expensive. (4gig DDR2 sticks are expensive. 4gig sticks DDR3 are not) You don't NEED to update it, but it wouldn't hurt.

 

As for the gpu, scour your local craigslist and your bound to find a deal.

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Also, I just realized, no SSD. Adding one to boot windows from would make a mountain of difference.

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4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Also, I just realized, no SSD. Adding one to boot windows from would make a mountain of difference.

True, but not strictly necessary, and won't have any impact on gaming other than load times. Although I personally don't like running windows off of an old HDD, they're perfectly serviceable. And if the OP is trying to do this cheaply, I wouldn't personally upgrade the storage until after the CPU, GPU, and RAM have been upgraded.

 

With that said, 120gb crucial SSDs (highly rated) are only @ $35-40 and they make a world of a difference to the windows experience. 

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5 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Also, I just realized, no SSD. Adding one to boot windows from would make a mountain of difference.

not if OP only plays games and nothing else... 

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A Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Extreme paired with a GT 1030 and an SSD will most likely do well for 60-80$.

10$ for a used Q6600

30-50$ for a used GT 1030

20$ for a Kingston A400 120GB SSD.

 

Don't expect to get much performance out of games, however...

 

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