Need a PC upgrade? Is Your old Intel PC giving you problems? Here’s how you can make Your old Intel PC a new Gaming One with just 200$…

Here I am back with a special post that is recommended to all you guys those you have an Old Intel PC at your home…

Mostly this suggestion will work if at least you have an Intel Core processor of any gen might be… If your PC is older then I recommend you not to experiment with it and look forward to making a new one… We have lots of custom PC suggestions for you to discover…

So, well if you have an Old Intel Core PC then read the full post…

 

What to Upgrade?

Well, some weeks ago my friend Roni Mondal pinged me up and said he had an old PC with specs:

  • 3rd Gen Intel Core i3
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM(1333Mhz)
  • 1GB Nvidia GeForce 210 DDR3
  • 400W IBALL PSU
  • 500GB HDD

I told him that’s pretty good… Now he wanted to play modern triple-A games with a playable frame rate… Well that sound challenging to me when I heard his budget of only around 180$ or less… Till then he could not even play games like GTA V or Batman Arkham Origins on it…

Check out: Best Budget 7th Gen Core i3 CPU Built under Rs.20000

So I took the challenge and here are the changes that I did with his PC:

 

How to Upgrade Your Old Intel PC with only 200$

 

 

OS

Well 5-6 years ago 32bit OS was more famous and those were the ones that we had to install… So, an upgradation to 64 bit was very much required because 32 bit OS can use only 4GB system RAM…

Running modern games on 4GB RAM is just not enough. So a 64 bit OS allows you to use 8GB RAM and more… Well, another thing you need to see if your motherboard supports 8GB RAM or not…

If it supports then just change your OS to 64 bit one. Now you may ask will the processor support a 64 bit OS?

Yes, it will… all the Intel Core processors do support 64-bit architecture…

 

PSU

An old PSU might not work or just blow your computer if paired with a new Graphics card… So you need to have a minimum 450W gold rated power supply by Corsair, Circle, Cooler Master, EVGA or Thermal Lake…

Here is the one which I told him to buy:

 

Also, these type of PSUs helps to keep the temperature of your computer low… If your CPU is producing excessive heat then apply thermal paste to it or if it still doesn’t work try to install one or two CPU fans in the cabinet…

Make sure your CPU doesn’t heat up too fast while working or playing games. This will help you to push through a number of years with the same CPU…

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RAM

As I mentioned earlier you have to upgrade your RAM. Don’t forget to see what is the frequency of the RAM…

In my friend’s case, it was 1333Mhz so I went for a decent 4GB RAM that has a warranty… Here is the one:

 

 

It cost around Rs.2470 (35$)…

 

Graphics Card

This section made me literally mad because these days getting hold of a good yet cheap graphics card is very hard… I would recommend everyone to buy a genuine graphics card for best performance…

After a lot of hunting, I came across the Zotac’s NVIDIA GT 1030 which is pretty decent and will give a huge boost to your gaming…

 

 

It will cost you around (120-150)$… The price might be different for different countries…

Well, everything is pretty good with the graphics card but if you have an old monitor then you may have to buy an adapter. It is because this graphics card doesn’t have VGA port, so you need an HDMI to VGA converter…

Check out: Top 5 Graphics Card under Rs.20,000 in India 2018

 

Performance Increase

After installing all the components there is a massive increase in the performance. My friend can now play any game on it with a playable FPS…

Here are the Cinebench R15 benchmarks:

 

How to Upgrade Your Old Intel PC with only 200$

 

Games with their framerates:

  • Batman Arkham Origins: 66fps
  • NFS Payback: 50fps
  • GTA V: 45fps
  • FarCry 5: 35fps
  • PUBG: 30fps
  • Battlefield 1: 45fps
  • CS GO: 110fps

 

How to Upgrade Your Old Intel PC with only 200$

 

Well, I didn’t expect this kind of performance increase, but it did really happen. Also, the upgradation to 64 bit OS to pair 8GB RAM played an important role here…

Also, the dual channel 8GB RAM has helped to increase a huge performance. A 2GB GT 1030 DDR5 memory also helped to make the old one better…

Check out: Cheapest Custom Built Intel PC under Rs.10000

 

Still waiting go boost your PC now!!!

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