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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, I am a complete noob to upgrading my pc. My current configuration is:

Intel core 2 duo e7400 cpu,
Intel dg43nb mobo,
2gb ddr2 ram
xfx geforce 9500gt graphics card.

I want to upgrade my cpu, ram, mobo and graphics. PLEASE HELP. which one would be better for gaming, Intel core i3-2100+Gigabyte GA h67ma d2h+4 gb ddr3 1333MHz ram+radeon hd5850 OR Intel core i5-2300+Gigabyte GA h67ma d2h+4 gb ddr3 1333MHz ram+ Nvidia Geforce GTS 450.

Thanks!!!
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Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Intel DG43NB NVidia Geforce 9500GT 2GB Transcend 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
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post #2 of 7
Ideally you want a core i5 2500k as the i3 and i5 you posted are locked so there is no overclock by the multiplier.

Also the H series mobos cannot over clock either.

So Look for

Core i5 2500k
ASUS P8P67 or P8Z68


Are you UK and max budget (£)
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/16/11 at 1:17am
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500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
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Intel Core i7 5930K  EVGA x99 Micro EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 16GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black PC4-21300 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500GB Samsung 840 EVO H105 Win 10 ASUS ROG PG279 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky Shine 1 MX-Red Corsair AX 860i  Fractal Design Node 804 Black 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks andrewmchugh, but i am not into overclocking. just want gaming.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
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post #4 of 7
The short answer: the i5.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by 01933442023 View Post
Thanks andrewmchugh, but i am not into overclocking. just want gaming.
Overclocking can greatly benefit your FPS in games. Oh, and i5 is the route you want to take (if you can afford it). Pair that with a GTX 460.
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Intel Core i5-4670K Asus Maximus VI Impact EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked G.Skill Trident X Series 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp (U2412M) Ducky Shine II (DK9008S2) SeaSonic Platinum (1000w) CaseLabs Mercury S3 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Also, have I chosen the right motherboard? If not, please suggest one under 70£(or 100$).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Intel DG43NB NVidia Geforce 9500GT 2GB Transcend 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
Power
Forgot 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Intel DG43NB NVidia Geforce 9500GT 2GB Transcend 800MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250 GB Hitachi Deskstar ASUS DVD Wrighter Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 933SN 
Power
Forgot 
  hide details  
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01933442023 View Post
Hi, I am a complete noob to upgrading my pc. My current configuration is:

Intel core 2 duo e7400 cpu,
Intel dg43nb mobo,
2gb ddr2 ram
xfx geforce 9500gt graphics card.

I want to upgrade my cpu, ram, mobo and graphics. PLEASE HELP. which one would be better for gaming, Intel core i3-2100+Gigabyte GA h67ma d2h+4 gb ddr3 1333MHz ram+radeon hd5850 OR Intel core i5-2300+Gigabyte GA h67ma d2h+4 gb ddr3 1333MHz ram+ Nvidia Geforce GTS 450.

Thanks!!!
If your not going to overclock then I think the first one would be good, as others have said though it might be worth changing the dual core i3-2100 to a quad core i5-2400 or 2500
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair Force 240GB] [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB] [Liteon iHBS312 Blu-Ray Writer] [Noctua NH-D14] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 10 Home 64bit] [BENQ XL2410T] [Roccat Isku] [Corsair AX850] 
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[Antec DF-85] [Roccat Kone+] [Roccat Sense Adrenaline] Onboard 
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[Corsair Vengeance 1500] 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair Force 240GB] [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB] [Liteon iHBS312 Blu-Ray Writer] [Noctua NH-D14] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 10 Home 64bit] [BENQ XL2410T] [Roccat Isku] [Corsair AX850] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Antec DF-85] [Roccat Kone+] [Roccat Sense Adrenaline] Onboard 
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