What Parts Do I Need To Upgrade to make the CPU Run Today's Games

Feb 24, 2015
Motherboard: ASUS P5S-MX SE
Processor Intel Pentium E2160 Conroe
Memory: 1024 GB DDR2 667
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400GS Without fan only heatsink in black
PSU: DeepCool DE500
Case: Rakk ATX Gaming Case (Power Supply is at the Bottom)
Fans: 4
Processor Fan: Deep Cool Ice Blade 100
Hard Drive: 70.9GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
Many Thanks to those who can answer. :)

The Paladin

the issues is not cpu you need to change or not. the problem is the motherboard you have can basely upgrade to 4gb of ram the average game requires more than 4gb of ram (Windows alone needs 4gb to run properly), combined with a much better video card, which will mean more than likely a new PSu as well to support the new video card, all in all your looking a t a major upgrade to modern computer. here is my suggestion that will be a LEAP forward, you hard droive as well is not sufficient for new games, too small.

basically your looking at a completely new computer it is not worth spending 400$ on upgrades when you can get full new and reuse your case for it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $484.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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