Old School Gamer...Needs Help.

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#1 Posted by swadetrade (25 posts) -
Hey I use to be a pc gamer years ago but I've been bumming out the xbox 360 for god knows how long but I've always wanted to come back to playing pc games. Just wondering what pc requirements I need to play the modern games nowadays I have a Graphics; ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 128 MB CPU;INtel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz MainBoard; Dell OFM586 Windows Visa 6.0 Premium edition Memory DDR2 2048 So I know my computer is pretty wank now, is it probably better to buy a new gaming computer or could it be updated by me cheaply and able to comfortably run Call Of Duty FarCry ETC if I bought a new graphics card..or something??
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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (37403 posts) -
Answer 1): a new PC if you want good fps and high settings Answer 2): a new GPU
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#3 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

Even with a GPU you'd need more Ram and by that point your CPU is weak now too, your compy is old it would be better to build a new one

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#4 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

Farcry 3:

Minimum Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6700/AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ or equivalent dual-core
  • Video: Nvidia GTX8800/AMD Radeon HD2900 or equivalent 512MB DirectX 9c card
  • Memory: 4GB

Recommended Specs

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530/AMD Phenom II X2 565 or equivalent quad-core
  • Video: Nvidia GTX480/AMD Radeon HD5770 or equivalent 1024MB DirectX 11 card
  • Memory: 4GB

Hi-Performance Specs

  • Video: Nvidia GTX680/AMD Radeon HD7970 or equivalent shiny new DirectX 11 card
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K/AMD Bulldozer FX4150 or equivalent quad-core
  • Memory: 8GB

Black Ops 2 Min settings:

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB

I'd say build a new rig.