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I decided I just will upgrade my old computer with a new processor and stuff like that with a good graphics card for a lower amount of money.

I currently have the A85NX motherboard by ASUS.

And need the following:

4GB RAM
Good graphics card (GTX 560 Ti)
Processor (That complies with mobo)

And that's it. Around the $350 range though.


Any help will be appreciated.

Also, can a 2.0 x16 graphics card work with a normal x16?
Edited by Dropshock - 10/8/11 at 12:43pm
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 29.99$

Intel Pentium G860 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623G860 99.99$

Foxconn H67S LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard 54.99$

MSI R6850 Cyclone PE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $164.99

You will need a new PSU.Around 500 watt.
Edited by pteek - 10/8/11 at 1:38pm
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Is this and this your mobo?

If it is, you are going to need to upgrade that too. Might as well build a whole new system. The mobo only takes DDR 400, and uses a very old socket type.

If this is not your mobo, please supply us with a link so we can see the specs
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That also has $10 shipping on it so it puts you a little over the $350 budget. I only priced this out for you. I do not recommend that no-name motherboard. You should save up your money and buy a quality motherboard and are you sure your PSU can handle a GTX 560ti?

By the looks of your motherboard, it seems you have a very old computer... You are better off building a complete new one than trying to reuse parts from a rig from 2006.
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

That also has $10 shipping on it so it puts you a little over the $350 budget. I only priced this out for you. I do not recommend that no-name motherboard. You should save up your money and buy a quality motherboard and are you sure your PSU can handle a GTX 560ti?

By the looks of your motherboard, it seems you have a very old computer... You are better off building a complete new one than trying to reuse parts from a rig from 2006.
Thanks man. I'll look into my PSU.

As for reusing parts, I'm only gonna reuse my HDD, Case, and PSU. As you said, I'm going to use the mobo you put up there.
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Thanks man. I'll look into my PSU.

As for reusing parts, I'm only gonna reuse my HDD, Case, and PSU. As you said, I'm going to use the mobo you put up there.
Just be careful with that mobo, its not coming from a reliable manufacturer like Asus or Gigabyte.

Most of the time you will need to re-install your OS when replacing a motherboard.
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