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post #1 of 7
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After few months saving, I have $800 to spend. I want to upgrade my rig. I have 19" LCD, DVD drive,keyboard and mouse. I need CPU, board, ram, GPU,PSU, HD and case. I will use this rig for most recent games and home work. Thanks.
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E2180 Foxconn P35A ATI HD3650 2X1GB Supert Talent 
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If you already have the stuff in your sig...here's what I would do:

Upgrade to an 8800GT and a bigger LCD (like a nice 22" or so). Then upgrade your PSU to a nice Corsair 550w....a known good PSU. If you've still got money leftover go with a good 4GB RAM kit, or just buy another set of your current RAM to make 4GB. Also, a good CPU cooler such as a Tuniq Tower or ThermalRight Ultra 120 Extreme would really help you get the most out of your processor. Other than that, your current sig rig looks quite nice. You could use a better GPU, LCD, and PSU...those would give you the most performance for gaming. The cooler would just help you overclock higher, and 4GB of RAM would REALLY help if you're running Vista 64bit.

Hope this helps.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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HTPC01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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post #3 of 7
I am not sure you like the idea or not. Because your rig is outdated a bit, I would sell your rig for extra cash for upgrade. Your sig should give you $150. Som you have $950 to get a new rig. How about something like this,

E8400 $230
Abit IP35-E $60
Ballistix DDR2-800 $32
Corsair 550VX $65
WD 500GB HD $100
CM 690 $80
Evga G92 8800GTS $230
post #4 of 7
Perhaps he doesn't really need the new HDD though, but I second linskingdom's idea.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7-2630QM GTX 560M 1.5GB 2x4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 750GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive Windows 7 Home Premium 64 17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Sager 8170 
Mouse
Logitech G5 
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Core i7-2630QM GTX 560M 1.5GB 2x4GB 1600Mhz DDR3 750GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 
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8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive Windows 7 Home Premium 64 17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Sager 8170 
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Logitech G5 
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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Guys. Any other inputs?
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post #6 of 7
I third that build that linskindom suggests if you don't plan on ocing, it's a solid system that will treat you right for the money...
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I will sell my sig and build a new rig with E6750, Abit IP35-E, GSkill DDR2-6400 and evga 8800GT.
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