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#1 TRbodyGUARD

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

So my current specs are:
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All that is running on a like 300 or 330 watt power supply btw.

So im wondering if I should just get a whole new rig or try to buy just some parts. Also what would you recommend? Im only smart when it comes to the software not the hardware lol. Also this rig cost $800 back then I would like something cheaper but matching that price wouldnt be to bad.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:12 AM

I'd keep the case ( assuming its a mid or tower case ) and sell all the components to a needy uncle or something, then upgrade your components.  You can get a decent gaming rig for 800-1000 bucks build-your-own these days anyway so thats my 2 cents.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:23 AM

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:51 AM

Keep the HDD, OS, DVD Drive, Cpu is very relevant too (scored 6174, relative to early i7 models).
I would recommend a new M/B and GPU, running the OS of a 60GB SSD, and getting a decent cpu fan (if you don't already have one). If you upgrade the GPU, you will most likely need a 500-600W PSU, preferably Corsair, so all round, probably cost you less than $400. You can upgrade that CPU on a later date if it's a problem.

EDIT: I keep my old parts if you can't sell them, always great for trouble shooting random shut downs/ non responsive start ups.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

View PostFlick, on 07 July 2013 - 05:51 AM, said:

Keep the HDD, OS, DVD Drive, Cpu is very relevant too (scored 6174, relative to early i7 models).
I would recommend a new M/B and GPU, running the OS of a 60GB SSD, and getting a decent cpu fan (if you don't already have one). If you upgrade the GPU, you will most likely need a 500-600W PSU, preferably Corsair, so all round, probably cost you less than $400. You can upgrade that CPU on a later date if it's a problem.

EDIT: I keep my old parts if you can't sell them, always great for trouble shooting random shut downs/ non responsive start ups.

Awesome this is what I was looking for :) So from my understand I could prolly upgrade with an ssd,(maybe new fan for cpu), GPU and PSU for under $400? Im shocked. Where can i find such deals?!?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

M/B - $90
ASRock 970-Extreme3 M/B (All SATA3/ USB3/ DDR3 etc)
http://www.amazon.co...am3 motherboard

GPU - $180-$230
It depends on how much you have to spend on this card. Price increases exponentially for newer cards, you can get buy with a 7850 now, then buy another 7850 and run dual when you need to in a year or so. 7850- GIGABYTE Crossfire ready 2GB
http://www.amazon.co...ds=amd gpu 7850

SSD - $40-$60
60GB SATA3 SSD - Enough to run OS and other programs.
http://www.amazon.co...tate drive 60gb

PSU- $50-$70
550-600W, beware there are alot of shitty brands out there.
http://www.amazon.co...wer supply 600w

RAM- $50-$80
I've never gone above needing 6GB, and I have 16GB. 8GB should be fine for this one. Corsair Vengeance are the bees knees imo - 8GB (2x4GB) 1666 w/ some wicked heat dispersion.
http://www.amazon.co...eywords=RAM AMD

CPU Fan- $30-$70
Depends on how much Overclocking you do or how much overheating is a problem.
I recommend Noctua being a reliable brand
http://www.amazon.co...eywords=CPU Fan

I would get the M/B/ PSU first, then get the CPU Fan, GPU, SSD, and RAM in that order as you can afford them. Unless you're doing well for yourself. :P