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Ok forget the Alienware, is upgrading an option?

#1Sephiroth311Posted 8/6/2013 6:44:04 AM
The other topic was getting overrun with "Boo Alienware!" posts. Ok I get it, I'll stay away!

So my next option is upgrading my current PC. Here's what I've got:

Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU E8400 @3.00Ghz
4.00GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Windows Vista 64bit Premium

This is currently running the likes of Skyrim, Fallout 3/NV and Batman Arkham Asylum fine however I recently bought the GTA series off Steam and according to Will It Run it's not good enough to run GTA 4 (I believe it needs a quad core processer) so I'm guessing it wont be ready for 5.

I have Arkham City but I haven't tried it yet, I'm also looking to pick up the Far Cry series and the Assassin's Creed series. Are there any simple upgrades I can make for now to handle all this?

However here's the catch, I need to be able to get everything into a case NO BIGGER than 54cm x 35cm x 17cm and as this will be part of a media unit cooling is going to be a concern. So I need a smallish case with top notch ventilation and/or cooling systems.

If this is going to be a complete rebuild I'll have to go back to the new pre-built options.
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#2reincarnator07Posted 8/6/2013 7:23:09 AM
Short answer: no

Long answer: The processor is outdated, but to upgrade you would need a new motherboard. You would also want to upgrade your GPU. At this point, you already have the majority of a new PC.

I had a similar system last year, and although I had to drop the settings a lot, GTA4 was still playable.

I know you don't want to hear it, but I'd recommend building a mini ITX system. What you want in a PC is very difficult, if not totally impossible.
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#3fuzzymanPosted 8/6/2013 8:22:54 AM
32 liters or less is a common size
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#4fuzzymanPosted 8/6/2013 8:26:07 AM
here's the smallest I've found

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=317&area=en
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