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my friend has 200 dollar budget for upgrade and he needs a dual core cpu (am2) and a new graphics card (pciexpress)

2gig ram

trouble is that he cant OC and his psu is 250watts (no 6 pin pci express power connector)

his max res is 1280x1024

im thinking amd 5200x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103210

and 8600gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...VGA-_-14130085

he wants to play WoW and HL2 (and source games)
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Well, Source games aren't that CPU reliant, so here's what I would do.

Thermaltake 500W PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153052
Sapphire HD3870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102752

Then, he can go Dual Core as a little $50-100 upgrade in the future, and he won't be as limited in his GPU choices.
    
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thx for reply

he will either get this or save up more money and buy a new system
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Well, Source games aren't that CPU reliant, so here's what I would do.

Thermaltake 500W PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153052
Sapphire HD3870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102752

Then, he can go Dual Core as a little $50-100 upgrade in the future, and he won't be as limited in his GPU choices.
Smart choice
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