by tuvakyzyl - 5/5/12 12:28 PM
I picked up a m8530f (without a gpu) for cheap to use as an alternate to my laptop. The specs can be seen here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01469325&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3740333#N444
I want to get it up to date a bit to use for a year or two before it gets scrapped. What would be the best to bet for around ~$150. New CPU and a low end x16 card? x16 2.0 GPU? faster memory? I imagine theres a bit of a performance issue if i install a newer PCIe x16 2.0 into the x16 1.0 slot. As far as my intentions, I'd like to run Diablo 3 smoothly but I dont plan on buying any graphic heavy games beyond that.