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#1 bee24

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

So, I'm thinking about upgrading my PC soon, but not sure what I should upgrade. I was thinking about a new mobo and cpu, but what do you think? Thanks in advance. Budget is around $200-$350

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 (Actually AMD x3 720 BE with 4th core unlocked @ 2.8mhz (unstable with core unlocked and overclocked))
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ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A77TD PRO AM3 MOBO
HIS ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD
Western Digital WD Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD
Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W PSU
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#2 killerx525

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 - $210

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LE- $135

Total: $345

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Unless you have a full, boxed, retail copy of Windows, you will also need to repurchase Windows to comply with the license. Alternatively, you can go for this...

CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ - If you want to stay with AMD, this is a decent CPU. Good for gaming. $179

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 - This is a good, basic board for those who are not going to use Crossfire. $89

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:07 AM

If you jump on it before the 25th, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

$199 Can't beat that with a stick.....well, unless you can't live with a rebate.

EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=282777

Edited by dpunisher, 22 November 2012 - 11:09 AM.

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#5 bee24

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

Thanks everyone for their input. I'm going to give Intel a try and went with went with dpunisher's suggestion. Thanks!




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