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Basically, I'm interested in upgrading my pc because it's about 3 years old and the hardware inside probably definitely sucks frown.gif

Will £350 allow me to upgrade it and get a significant performance boost? I use my computer mainly for gaming so I probably need a better CPU/GPU.

Any suggestions on what I can buy? I live in the UK though, so I'd need an alternative to newegg for all the parts doh.gif

Thanks in advance

EDIT: Budget is £580 now - Student Offer on new OS is very nice - ^_^
Edited by ZaNgEtZu56 - 7/24/11 at 10:44am
    
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post #2 of 29
All of these.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/64gb-crucial-realssd-m4-25-sata-6gb-s-ssd-mlc-flash-read-415mb-s-write-95mb-s

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gtx-560-40nm-4008mhz-gddr5-gpu-810mhz-shader-1620mhz-336-cores-2-x-dvi-i-mhdmi
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post #3 of 29
Will leave it to others to recommend parts (haven't bought anything for a few months now, I must be ill or something...), but with regard to where to buy, Scan is probably my best choice, or Aria when they have good deals on.

I find other sites are either more expensive or slightly lacking in support in comparison.

You probably won't be able to afford a proper system upgrade (to SB or something), so just a new CPU and new GPU would probably be best. £100-£150 on the CPU and around £200 on GPU would get you a good upgrade
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post #4 of 29
Aria are a good retailer and one of the higher ups there is one of our own here (won't name names, just in case)

I'd grab a newer GPU and perhaps a new CPU, if your can budget for it. I usually get one part, sell the old part, put that money in towards another part.

Like, buy a new GPU, sell your 4830, use the remaining cash to grab a PII.
    
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I like the look of the Phenom II 965 and the GTX 560, but is the SSD really necessary? Also, if I don't get the SSD, would the GTX 560Ti be a better choice or could I just buy a completely different card altogether?
    
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post #6 of 29
from scan.co.uk

2500k for ~£165
Asus p8p67-m pro ~£105
Corsair Vengence 4gb(2x2gb) 1600 cas9 1.5v ram ~£28
CM 212+ CPU cooler ~£21

Comes out to £329 (including shipping), sell your old board+ram+cpu and use that plus the remaining £21 to buy a gpu.

This would give you a top end cpu, good solid motherboard, 4GB of ddr3 with good timings/speed/voltage, a cpu cooler plenty adaqeute for the 2500k to reach 4.5+, and money left over.
Edited by CRosko42 - 7/20/11 at 11:34am
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRosko42;14283497 
from scan.co.uk

2500k for ~£165
Asus p8p67-m pro ~£105
Corsair Vengence 4gb(2x2gb) 1600 cas9 1.5v ram ~£28
CM 212+ CPU cooler ~£21

Comes out to £319, sell you other board+ram+cpu and use that plus the remaining £30 to buy a gpu.

This is a much better list.
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by driftingforlife;14283517 
This is a much better list.

Yeah I just see no reason to recommend amd anymore. Until BD comes out all of their offerings are overpriced (value wise) compared to the 2500k which dominates all of them. Considering his old board is running ddr2/am2+ anyway, might as well get the whole platform up to date.
Edited by CRosko42 - 7/20/11 at 11:35am
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post #9 of 29
Try this place for you motherboards and cpus. Email them to get the best price, I have found their support unbeatable.
post #10 of 29
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This is what I would like (over budget by quite a bit but, meh.) What kind of power supply would I need with these and the rest of my rig? Should I change anything?

PcUpgrades.jpg

Adds up to £518, INC Postage and V.A.T.
    
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