I need help please.

freaddy13

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Hi everyone my friend has an HP Pavilion a6537c and he is trying to upgrade parts in it so it could become an excellent gaming pc but can I get some advice what I can upgrade it to. To make it to a gaming pc please and thanks.

 


As theonerm2 said, your friend needs a completely new machine. The biggest problem is that the processor socket, LGA775, is old and the best processor you can get for it is a Core2Quad. Whilst this was great at the time, it's simply outclassed by modern processors.

The build suggested by theonerm2 is good; it has the required power and doesn't cost a fortune. The only change I'd make would be to buy x2 4GB RAM modules rather than a single 8GB module, so the RAM runs in dual-channel.

If your friend has a budget we can provide a specific build for you. Will he (or she) be building the PC themselves, or will they want it done for them?
 


Your friend needs a minimum of this:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pOAL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pOAL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pOAL/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($113.57 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $487.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 03:36 EDT-0400)

It's basically a whole new computer.
 

maurelie

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FX 6300 may not work properly on that motherboard, it has an old 760G chipset.
 


As theonerm2 said, your friend needs a completely new machine. The biggest problem is that the processor socket, LGA775, is old and the best processor you can get for it is a Core2Quad. Whilst this was great at the time, it's simply outclassed by modern processors.

The build suggested by theonerm2 is good; it has the required power and doesn't cost a fortune. The only change I'd make would be to buy x2 4GB RAM modules rather than a single 8GB module, so the RAM runs in dual-channel.

If your friend has a budget we can provide a specific build for you. Will he (or she) be building the PC themselves, or will they want it done for them?
 

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