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I have an ANCIENT s754 AMD build so it is definitely time to upgrade. I'd like to be able to game a little bit such as Microsoft flight sim X maxed out settings. I'm on a budget of $450, can anyone help me out to achieve this build? I can user current OS and 500gb HDD and have a 450 power supply if that'll suffice. I can even use current case to save money. I would like to do mild overclocking nothing crazy. Would prefer nvidia video card as well.

Thanks in advance!
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So you need CPU, motherboard, RAM, and GPU. Let's see, you don't really need a lot of GPU power, you should be fine on HD4000. Overclocking a $450 build will be tough, considering you need a 3570K at the lowest end for unlocked processors.

CPU: Intel i5-3570K http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007G51UWY/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM: Samsung 4GB 1600mHz http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.htm?sku=13088531&SourceID=k275760&cm_mmc=GAN-_-PC%20Part%20Picker-_-Primary%20Banner-_-k275760&clickid=0004d5f2d40a9bbc0ae01443ff006ca6
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For a rig on that budget, I would rather go for a more budget oriented build. Buying a $180 motherboard on a $450 budget seems like a waste.
Here is what I would do:

CPU: i3 3220:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

Motherboard: ASRock z77 Extreme4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Ram: Samsung Ram that KeyboardXpert mentioned

GPU: as far as graphics are concerned I would go for an AMD 7850 right now, but If you can't fit it in your budget, I would get a GTX 650 ti
7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
650 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130839
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Originally Posted by Jermasaurus View Post

For a rig on that budget, I would rather go for a more budget oriented build. Buying a $180 motherboard on a $450 budget seems like a waste.
Here is what I would do:

CPU: i3 3220:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

Motherboard: ASRock z77 Extreme4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

Ram: Samsung Ram that KeyboardXpert mentioned

GPU: as far as graphics are concerned I would go for an AMD 7850 right now, but If you can't fit it in your budget, I would get a GTX 650 ti
7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004
650 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130839

He plays Flight Sim X, he doesn't need discrete graphics. I played Minecraft with a 256x HD texturepack and GLSL Shaders on the HD4000. And why would he buy an i3 and then an Extreme4? OP, can we get a full list of the programs and games you use frequently?
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