Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › $250 budget to upgrade computer
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$250 budget to upgrade computer - Page 2

post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by blazin-asian View Post
good point. i hear dual channel doesnt make that much of a difference anyways, right?

thx for the input so far. keep em comin!

right now im leaning towards the E2180 and gigabyte ds3l. does amd have anything up their sleeves that can be used with the ECS mb above?

that 45w cpu does look very nice and i like the integrated gfx on the mb. i have a 6600gt lying around somewhere too. think that will be good enough?
The 780G and HD3450 can be CrossFired together to make "Hybrid CrossFire" so that the onboard GPU isn't wasted when you install a stand-alone card.
I chose the 45Watt cpu because she only has a 300W PSU.
"The Big Kahuna"
(18 items)
 
 
HP Pavilion G6
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @ 3.8GHz 1.38V Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 XFX R9 FuryX  2x8Gb Corsair Vengance LPX 2933Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair MP500 240Gb NVMe Mushkin Triactor 480Gb SSD Mushkin Chronos 240Gb SSD WD 1Tb Green Power 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64bit  2x Acer GN246HL 144hz 24" Razer Deathstalker Chroma Corsair CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT S340 Elite Black Razer Diamondback Collectors Edition Razer Sphex Shure SRH440  
AudioOther
Razer Kraken 7.1 v2 NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.4GHz @ 1.40V Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 Rev 1.0 XFX R9 Fury X  4x4Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos 240Gb Mushkin Triactor 480Gb LG Blu-ray  Zalman CNPS 9900NT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 2x Acer 24" 144Hz Razer Deathstalker Chroma Corsair CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Tempest (Modded Green) Razer Diamondback Collectors Edition Razer Sphex Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-4500 HP Laptop Board AMD A8-4500 2x4Gb Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 256Gb Force LX SSD HP Slim DVD Drive Windows 7 64bit Professional  15.6"  
Mouse
Razer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
"The Big Kahuna"
(18 items)
 
 
HP Pavilion G6
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @ 3.8GHz 1.38V Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 XFX R9 FuryX  2x8Gb Corsair Vengance LPX 2933Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair MP500 240Gb NVMe Mushkin Triactor 480Gb SSD Mushkin Chronos 240Gb SSD WD 1Tb Green Power 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64bit  2x Acer GN246HL 144hz 24" Razer Deathstalker Chroma Corsair CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT S340 Elite Black Razer Diamondback Collectors Edition Razer Sphex Shure SRH440  
AudioOther
Razer Kraken 7.1 v2 NZXT Hue+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.4GHz @ 1.40V Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 Rev 1.0 XFX R9 Fury X  4x4Gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos 240Gb Mushkin Triactor 480Gb LG Blu-ray  Zalman CNPS 9900NT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 2x Acer 24" 144Hz Razer Deathstalker Chroma Corsair CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Tempest (Modded Green) Razer Diamondback Collectors Edition Razer Sphex Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A8-4500 HP Laptop Board AMD A8-4500 2x4Gb Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair 256Gb Force LX SSD HP Slim DVD Drive Windows 7 64bit Professional  15.6"  
Mouse
Razer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 13
Very nice build posted there by Kamikaze.

Another alternative for the memory would be these cheaper Corsairs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

I'd say the onboard video on the mobo is more than enough for her. I'd drop the GPU, and get this Gigabyte board instead. -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128335

And a new PSU is HIGHLY recommended.
This Corsair would be great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003

Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
I would try to get more HDD space if you can. You never know, with these kids and their illegally downloaded music...
Very good idea! I wouldn't be surprised if her current harddrive is 5400RPM. WAY slow. Definately consider upgrading to a faster one. $40 - $50 will get you a very nice WD. Keep her old one as a slave so she doesn't lose any data.

AND keep in mind, that she may even need a new case. Cases from manufacturer computers are extremely cramped with minimal airflow. You might not even be able to intall a new mobo in it, or even a PSU.
Edited by PeDrO305 - 5/30/08 at 8:23am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 3600+ 65nm @ 3.0GHz ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe MSI NX7600GT 2GB G.Skill HZ DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA 3.0GB/s BenQ LightScribe DVD/RW Windows XP 20.1" Acer AL2017 
PowerCase
Corsair HX620W Thermaltake Soprano 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 3600+ 65nm @ 3.0GHz ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe MSI NX7600GT 2GB G.Skill HZ DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA 3.0GB/s BenQ LightScribe DVD/RW Windows XP 20.1" Acer AL2017 
PowerCase
Corsair HX620W Thermaltake Soprano 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 13
I would try to get more HDD space if you can. You never know, with these kids and their illegally downloaded music...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › $250 budget to upgrade computer