Tech Support Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi guys,

Just so you know, i originally posted this thred in the 'gaming' section, but realised here is more appropriate - dont know how to delete the original thread :s

My friend is willing to sell me his old tower and gear for a very reasonable price. But o have a question about it...

All I want to know is how capable it will be for games in the near future...what the components are like...what could be upgraded...how effective upgrades will be...and just your general impression.

It's a P5K PREMIUM motherboard
Intel core 2 duo processor at 2.3 (unsure of the model)
2Gb DDR2 ram (4 x 512 sticks)
Nvidia geforce 8800 GT
Antec case (unsure of model number - but it's very big, different compartment for power supply)
Corsair 520 w power supply (I think)

I will find all the details out later, but what are your general first impressions? Or is it wwwaaaayyy too outdated and not worth the buy?

Thanks
 

·
Emeritus
Joined
·
51,675 Posts
First question would be what is the price?
Is the OS disc included?
My first upgrade would be a larger PSU. We suggest a minimum 550W for any PCI-E GPU.
Second upgrade would be a 2X2GB matched pair of RAM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Erm, i would pay £150 for the tower, monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard, and a blue-ray drive that is built into the tower (although not used much).

And ye, the OS is included. Although, i might consider purchasing a new version of W7...but thats for another day :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25,116 Posts
my vote = no

if the system were a top end socket 775 (3.0 ghz cpu or better) with ati 5770 video card or better I would say yes but the system is pretty much getting long in the tooth and it wasnt spec'd on the upper end of performance to begin with
 

·
Emeritus
Joined
·
51,675 Posts
I was referring to the OS disc but at £150 I would also vote no.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top