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Need advice on upgrading current computer

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I currently have the computer in this setup:
ASUS M2N-MX...not SE version
AMD x2 4600+
4Gb cosair value DDR2 800
450W power supply
hd 4870
small tower case that only fits matx board...


I just want to upgrade the cpu because it's kind of out dated, but don't really want to change the whole system again, so as less items as possible is preferred.
I am interested in triple or quad cores.
And, of course I want to save as much money as possible.
Budget about $300.

I don't mind getting a cooler to oc the cpu.
Any suggestions? Thanks guys.
post #2 of 4
Well that motherboard doesn't support quad so...
Amd Phenom II x4 940
And
Gigabyte GA-MA785G
=<$300
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 4.2 GHz GA-MA785GM-US2H EVGA GTX 260 Crucial Technology 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1tb Samsung F3 LG dvd burner x24 XSPC Rasa rs240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 22in 2253LW Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850w Alienware Area 51 
Mouse
Coolermaster Storm Sentinel 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 4.2 GHz GA-MA785GM-US2H EVGA GTX 260 Crucial Technology 4GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1tb Samsung F3 LG dvd burner x24 XSPC Rasa rs240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 22in 2253LW Razer Lycosa Corsair HX850w Alienware Area 51 
Mouse
Coolermaster Storm Sentinel 
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post #3 of 4
add 10 dollars and u get a 955?
idk
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k p8z77-v pro sapphire hd 7950 sapphire hd 7950 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung eco samsung f3 1tb corsair h100i windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
asus vh238h cooler master quickfire tk rosewill capstone 650 fractal design define r4 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair m60 steelseries qck+ rokkit 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3570k ASRock Z77 WS sapphire hd 7950 flex sapphire hd 7950 flex 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
sapphire hd 7950 flex sapphire hd 7950 flex corsair vengeance 8gb 1866 samsung 840 120gb 
CoolingPowerCaseOther
h220 CORSAIR AX1200i nzxt switch 810 Individually Sleeved Modular Cable upgrade kit ... 
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idk
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 3570k p8z77-v pro sapphire hd 7950 sapphire hd 7950 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
samsung eco samsung f3 1tb corsair h100i windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
asus vh238h cooler master quickfire tk rosewill capstone 650 fractal design define r4 
MouseMouse PadAudio
corsair m60 steelseries qck+ rokkit 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3570k ASRock Z77 WS sapphire hd 7950 flex sapphire hd 7950 flex 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
sapphire hd 7950 flex sapphire hd 7950 flex corsair vengeance 8gb 1866 samsung 840 120gb 
CoolingPowerCaseOther
h220 CORSAIR AX1200i nzxt switch 810 Individually Sleeved Modular Cable upgrade kit ... 
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
That seems nice! Is it good for overclocking?
Do you think I should get a cpu cooler to oc that cpu?
Oh, and my case only takes matx mobo...that one is atx... >< nooooo...
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