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Hello, After realizing I need a Graphics Card for gaming, I decided I might aswell Upgrade my whole pc at the time.
Therefore I have allocated £550 ($800ish) to upgrade my current pc to an intel one, along with a graphics card. I'm not sure which parts to reuse, so I hope you can help me =)

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Athlon II x2 250
4GB Corsair XMS3
Asus M4A78LT-M-LE
1TB WDigital Caviar Green, Partitioned 250/750
EZcool 550W PSU (Upgrade as this is a a cheapo one)
CM 334U
Samsung DVD drive.
post #2 of 13
Keep RAM if it's enough for your needs.

2500K - £150
Decent P67 mobo - £100
64GB SSD - £40
HD 7870 - £200
£60 PSU

Total - £550
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imo skip out on the SSD until you can get a nice one. Not sure of the prices for you but here in the states you can get this for about $800

2500k or 3570k if you can find it on sale/live near micro center - $200
670 ftw card - $400
asrock pro3 board - $105
any 650w modular PSU from seasonic/XFX/corair - $70

should be a nice upgrade for what you are going to do with it, and you will appreciate the 670 over a 78xx or 5xx card
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The difference between a slow SSD and a fast SSD is way less noticeable than the difference between a fast HDD and a slow SSD.
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what kind of gaming do you do?
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jeez you dont need to waste a bunch of money switching to intel just upgrade from an old crappy athlon to a phenon II x4, the 965 is around 100 dollars and is still a strong cpu, and in your current system it should work just fine.

as for the rest get a 7950 and a corsair 650 psu and you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by pac0tac0 View Post

jeez you dont need to waste a bunch of money switching to intel just upgrade from an old crappy athlon to a phenon II x4, the 965 is around 100 dollars and is still a strong cpu, and in your current system it should work just fine.

as for the rest get a 7950 and a corsair 650 psu and you should be fine.

^this, because AMD are cutting CPU prices. Saves you a boatload of money.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by pac0tac0 View Post

jeez you dont need to waste a bunch of money switching to intel just upgrade from an old crappy athlon to a phenon II x4, the 965 is around 100 dollars and is still a strong cpu, and in your current system it should work just fine.

as for the rest get a 7950 and a corsair 650 psu and you should be fine.

This. Quite frankly upgrading to Intel when you could get a Phenom x4 BE for a fraction of the price and then spend the saved money on a 7900 series GPU is madness.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pac0tac0 View Post

jeez you dont need to waste a bunch of money switching to intel just upgrade from an old crappy athlon to a phenon II x4, the 965 is around 100 dollars and is still a strong cpu, and in your current system it should work just fine.
as for the rest get a 7950 and a corsair 650 psu and you should be fine.

the board he has has no VRM cooling. it will only support 95W CPUs so a 965 is out of the question.
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