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i3+HD 7950?.. Or suggestions for an upgrade, $720 absolute maximum amount?

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I need an opinion or two. My camera and speakers went out so bleh. I was gonna get a i5 I don'y have the money now. So, would an i3 work with a Gigabyte 7950? Or would you guys rather help me upgrade? Hard drive's running slow, freezing up. I fear it may need to be replaced so a HDD or cheap SSD is a need.
post #2 of 15

It depends... Do you already have a 1155 motherboard? If yes then I guess you will have to buy an i3. Of course it won't perform as well as an i5 but it shouldn't be all to much of a bn.

 

If not I would recommend the FX4300. It might perform on average 1-2 fps less but it overclocks really well.

 

As an hdd I would recommend one from the 7k3000 or the 7k200.b series by Hitachi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm going to get my head ripped off any moment now because I mentioned AMD


Edited by noobhell - 11/25/12 at 9:16am
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
I already have;

Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.3GHz
8GB Samsung RAM @ 1866MHz
Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 @ 800MHz
Asus z68 V-Pro Board
Raidmax RF 500AF
250GB HDD (Freezing, not respondng oftenly.)
750GB (Almost completely dead)
Mouse, monitor, keyboard.
Speakers, camera, mic, subwoofer are no good.
post #4 of 15
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This is what I have picked out so far.
post #5 of 15
Why don't you go with a 64GB Samsung 830 or M4?

The SeaSonic is a bit overkill for what you're gonna do. Check Rosewill Capstone 550W Gold. It's a bit cheaper and still a quality unit
post #6 of 15
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I want a PSU that will last, not blow up, and work with high end cards perfectly. Prefferably at least 600 watts.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Because my current HDD won't last. I stopped using the other one because it refuses to respond. This one doesn't respond sometimes, it's 250GB and as old as an 360.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by LightMassKiller View Post


This is what I have picked out so far.


Seagate hdds have very bad reliability. Go Western Digital or HGST.


Edited by noobhell - 11/25/12 at 9:51am
post #10 of 15
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Maybe a Hitachi, but I remember WDs having a very common and bad problem, can't remember what though. So no seagate?
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