What upgrades should i need to my gaming pc

  Simster90 22:03 19 Mar 2014


am a bit of an amateur when it comes to computers, but i would like to upgrade mine so I can play games such as football manager 14, All The Sims 3's and Flight simulators,

i was just wondering what improvements i need to make a smooth playing game?

I would also like dual screens

here is my spec:

Windows vista home premium (6.0, build 6002)

AMD Athlon II x2 240 processor (2 CPU's) 2.8 GHZ

3070mb RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT Graphics Card

RealTek digital output (realtek high def)

Please Let me know if any more info is needed


  martd7 23:12 19 Mar 2014

I don't honestly think upgrading your processor,graphics card and ram is enough to play the games you want to,flight Sims especially are graphically intensive,think your better off saving up for a £500 budget gaming pc

  Simster90 17:04 20 Mar 2014

Would i be just as cheap building a new one, as the desktop i have is a gaming pc ( meant to be )If so what do you recommend?


  nickf 20:34 20 Mar 2014

If you could give us an idea of budget , and what peripherals will be required we can offer much better advice . �/p>

  Simster90 20:55 20 Mar 2014

i would like to have dual screens, my budget would be about £700?

hope this helps?


  Mr Mistoffelees 21:10 20 Mar 2014

I don't really think that what you want is doable for £700, not least because you are going to be looking at £250+ just for an adequate graphics card.

  Simster90 21:18 20 Mar 2014

the budget was just a guess, this will be bought in parts so budget can be more than that?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Add Depth Of Field to a photo using Tilt Shift Blur in Photoshop

iPhone tips & tricks

Comment afficher des fichiers cachés sur Mac ?