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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

Currently I have a 2yrs Old PC with this specs,

Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66 GHZ (Planning to OC at 3.0Ghz w/ new MOBO)
Intel DG41RQ MOBO
2x2GB Kingston DDR2
HD 4300 Series GPU(Was a freebie, don't laugh at me)
Orion 600W PSU

Now what I am planning to buy.

ASUS P5Q SE2 Or ASUS P5Q Turbo (MoBo)
AeroCool Strike X - Case
Radeon 5770/7770 or which is better?
Antec Kuhler Box / Thermaltake SpinQ VT / CoolerMaster V8

And yeah, if I find myself buying a DD3 MoBO I'll get a 2x4GB Corsair DD3 RAM

What can you advice guys? I don't have enough money for a new CPU and I think my Q8400 paired with a good GPU will still satisfy me.

PS.

Mods, please move if I am on the wrong section.

Regards,
post #2 of 23
How much money do you have to upgrade with? I might be able to help you get current.
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post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
$350-400 is the money that I can play with.
post #4 of 23
So after looking at some ebay sales and crunching number, I believe I can help you get current. First off, sell your Q8400 for $120 on ebay or a selling site. Then sell you Intel DG41RQ MOBO and ddr2 memory for around $50-$70. Sell the video card for about $40 and that brings up your grand total with the sales as well as your money to $640 (if you get the maximum amount. Could get $680 if you sell the PSU for $40)

With $640, here are some parts that I think will help you!

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I3 is best for general purpose as well as gaming. Z77 motherboard for just in case you want to update to Ivy later. Good 2x4 DDR3 1333 memory, GTX 560TI and some extra goodies. Sell your old PSU to cover the shipping and your good.
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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input.

But as of now, changing almost all the parts will be costly. And i doubt anyone would buy my current processor and as well the other parts.


What I am really planning to do is just buy a cheap mobo (ASUS p45) and OC my current CPU to a good 3.0~3.2Ghz. By doing this, later on, I can save and buy a new processor (i5), RAM, motherboard all together.
post #6 of 23

Tough call honestly. You could upgrade your Mobo & go with a diff GPU. What kind of case do you have also? by the way the 7770 is a better GPU then the 5770.

 

BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345

 

Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202

 

G.SKILL NS 4GB 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

 

HIS 7770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

 

Rosewill REDBONE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147159

 

AMD Phenom II X4 965

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

 

 

$399.71

 

 

Use these 2 Promo codes

 

 

RWCP1507

 

HARDOCPX711B


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 7/15/12 at 8:07am
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post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm getting AeroCool Strike X. A mid-range case around $40-50

PS.
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post #8 of 23

I fixed the links the Mobo link is not working & dont know why. By switching to a 7770 GPU I was able to adda case to keep the price Under $400 shipped Its missing a HDD tho

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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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Windows 10 Home LG 25um56 2560x1080 Ultrawide (IPS) Logitech k360 Seasonic S12II 520w (Bronze) 
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post #9 of 23
EDIT : Nevermind biggrin.gif



As the other guy said above, you could upgrade to an AMD build. It wont cost that much and you will see a huge difference.
post #10 of 23
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Yeah I think i need to change my current HDD and great choices, well inside my budget. But can anyone suggest something about my current CPU? smile.gif

I would love to try AMD, but my budget won't let me smile.gif

Question:

Why would i change my Orion 600W PSU to a 430W PSU? Please explain this coz I am having a hard time understanding things about PSU.
Edited by Tambunting - 7/15/12 at 8:15am
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