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created 10/29/2014 4:09 pm by Phyroxzenoid
last reply 11/29/2014 8:18 pm
Hi, so as you all probably know Christmas is coming. My family isn't rich enough to buy me a completely new computer, so I was wondering if any of you computer-smart people can give me some advice on what I should upgrade.
This computer's primary function is browsing the internet and playing Minecraft, heavily modded or not.
System Specs:
Processor: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.70 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 6.00 GB (5.57 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor
Pen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this Display
This is a desktop computer, by the way.
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Phyroxzenoid
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11/29/2014 7:19 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Phyroxzenoid
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*cough*
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11/14/2014 11:32 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Phyroxzenoid
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It has laptop computer parts? That would explain why it's not very good...
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11/13/2014 9:58 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragon
DAP
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TheShadbusher
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Phyroxzenoid
Processor: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.70 GHz


That's a mobile CPU. OP's computer is not a desktop.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-E-Seri ... 564.0.html

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bobcat/AM ... -1800.html

EDIT: Well, apparently HP was dumb enough to stick laptop parts in a desktop.



Was writing something until I saw the edit. Your post was perfectly reasonable my apologies - I was just going off what OP said. I guess in the end it was a desktop computer :/
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11/13/2014 9:55 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
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DaAwesomePwner


Phyroxzenoid
Processor: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.70 GHz


That's a mobile CPU. OP's computer is not a desktop.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-E-Seri ... 564.0.html

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bobcat/AM ... -1800.html

EDIT: Well, apparently HP was dumb enough to stick laptop parts in a desktop.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/20-desktop ... 7910129.ip

Carry on.
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11/13/2014 9:54 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragon
DAP
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TheShadbusherGuys, the OP's computer is a laptop. You guys are suggesting incomplete builds, thinking he has a desktop. :S

OP, how much are your parents willing to spend on a new computer?

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11/13/2014 9:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Button Pusher
LeeTheENTP
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Guys, the OP's computer is a laptop. You guys are suggesting incomplete builds, thinking he has a desktop. :S

OP, how much are your parents willing to spend on a new computer? You said $200 to $400 for upgrades, but how much can you spend on an entire system?
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11/10/2014 8:41 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Blockhead
Woodilicious
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For about $250, I guess you could significantly upgrade your Motherboard, PSU, CPU, and GPU from what you've currently got.

Although it's not going to be the best performing thing on the planet, it'll still perform quite well in a lot of games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $237.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-10 20:38 EST-0500
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11/27/2014 9:25 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Phyroxzenoid
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I think I'm going to go with this one because the Micro Center motherboard suggested by someone else probably won't be accessible right now. My parents are just a bit worried that the computer parts won't work/will mess something up, so is anyone aware of something that will definitely work or is this ok? (My computer is a desktop made by Hewlett-Packard)
EDIT: Another question: will a new OS be required? I currently have Windows 8.1, will getting these new parts affect my installed OS/programs/anything at all?
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11/29/2014 8:18 pm
Level 29 : Expert Modder
Lpswheat
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You may need to re verify the installation as the software is assigned to the mobo.
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11/10/2014 8:53 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
53MP3RF1
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For the price of that GPU you could probably score a 750 ti, which has similar performance and doesn't have to deal with any power cable business. You could go with this 750 ti, or you could go with this r7 260x (the same video card as before) and upgrade your case to this one. So, your new thing would look like this:

Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB TurboDuo Video Card ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $242.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-10 20:54 EST-0500
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11/13/2014 8:42 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Phyroxzenoid
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How good of FPS/world loading would I get with each of those builds, with and without mods installed?
Also, I estimate my budget for upgrading my computer this Christmas will be somewhere between $200-$400 so don't suggest stuff over that
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11/10/2014 8:24 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
Phyroxzenoid
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I have a new question: I'm probably going to be reusing my keyboard, monitor and even mouse. How much in general is a decent gaming computer subtracting the cost of those?
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11/10/2014 8:32 pm
Level 28 : Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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These things don't really factor into the cost.
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10/29/2014 4:12 pm
Level 28 : Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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If you wanted to upgrade anything worthwhile, you'd probably have to get a new power supply and motherboard.

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