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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post
If you really want a good gaming processor, get an i5-2500k. AMD is amazing but does not compare to the i5. Especially in CPU intensive games (ex: SCII).
Processor/mobo:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDe...t=Combo.738318

Faster Ram 4GB:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231427

Faster Ram 8GB:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231428

You should not need more than 4GB of Ram for games, but if you want 8GB and it isn't hurting your budget, go for it, but in this case you might want to only get 4GB and get an i5 processor.

Your 300W PSU might hold up, if it is a nicely made PSU, otherwise I would get atleast a 400W PSU. Corsair or Antec make very nice PSUs.
300 watt PSU won't hold up. You can't skimp on it, I highly recommend upgrading.
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300 watt PSU won't hold up. You can't skimp on it, I highly recommend upgrading.
if its a good psu, then it will be enough, barely. but it will leave no room for upgrading or overclocking.
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/16/11 at 9:42pm
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if its a good psu, then it will be enough, barely. but it will leave no room for upgrading or overclocking.
I would just upgrade. I think the one I recommended was like $45.
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I would just upgrade. I think the one I recommended was like $45.
no it was $55 USD after 10% off, and he is in canada. so he cant order that.. he would need to order from neweggs canada site...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139027

Where it will be $60 + $8 shipping.

He does not need that much power either. 350W will run an i5 or an PII (No OC) rig perfectly. If he is hurting on the money, he should wait till his next paycheck, get the i5 and a new psu. He can always get a 430W Corsair. Hell, even a 400W Antec would be good too. 500W is overkill, even when overclocking. He is on a tight budget, so he doesn't need to overspend. It is better to invest in a nicer processor over getting a higher wattage PSU that he wont be needing. If he is going to upgrade his GT 240 to a GTX 570, then the 500W PSU would be needed, but i highly doubt he will be getting a 570 anytime soon based on his current budget.

EDIT:
If he wants the best bang for his buck and still be under budget, he should get the following:
i5 + Biostar Mobo
4GB (2x2) RAM
430W PSU
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/16/11 at 10:09pm
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I assume the machine in your sig is a pre-built. I highly suggest waiting till you can afford to do a near-complete build. You'll probably want a case with proper air flow and cable management for any new build, and you'll definitely want a nicer and more powerful PSU for a better build anyways, at that point, you may as well just wait till you can upgrade the whole thing. I don't think it's worth your time and hassle to relocate your current parts into a different tower on a different PSU, and I don't think it's worth risking nice new parts on your old tower/PSU.
     
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