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post #1 of 27
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Hello OCN,

Well for christmas I have come across a good bit of money to spend on computer parts. I have about $380 (usd) and cant bend a penny over that. If anything I would like to save some dough here . Anyways, im not exactly sure what would be the best upgrade price/performance wise. So thats why I asked here.

Here are my specs (for lazy people like me)

CPU: Q6600 @ STOCK (Willing to OC) (Prefer Intel)
GPU: Gtx 460 1gb Superclocked (Prefer Nvidia)
RAM: 8gbs Gskill ddr2 6400 (800mhz)
MOBO: ASUS P5N-D (Prefer ASUS)
PSU: Corsair HX850
HDD'S: 2x 320GB 7200RPM Western Digitals.
CPU COOLING: Crappy aftermarket.
CASE: Haf 932


So I was thinking along the lines of a MOBO + CPU + COOLER + RAM but I doubt my budget will fit that agenda.


So tell me OCN, what should I upgrade?


May also make old parts freebie giveaways or reserve them for the chosen users suggestion(s).
post #2 of 27
Grab the UD3P in the for sale section here and get a better cooler, maybe a hyper 212+, and have some easy fun overclocking.
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i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
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Haswell PC
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HTPC
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K @ 4.7GHz GA-Z77X-UD3H Sapphire R9 290 4x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 480GB WD10EZEX 1TB H100i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Rosewill HIVE-650 HAF 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 320GB Stock Intel 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Corsair TX650 DeepCool Tesseract 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.4Ghz GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire HD7950 3GB 2x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data S599 64GB SSD Assorted HDDs ASUS 24X DVD Burner Hyper 212 EVO 
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post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Link for the UD3P? Market can be a hassle when trying to find specific things.
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HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K @ 4.7GHz GA-Z77X-UD3H Sapphire R9 290 4x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 480GB WD10EZEX 1TB H100i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Rosewill HIVE-650 HAF 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 320GB Stock Intel 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Corsair TX650 DeepCool Tesseract 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.4Ghz GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire HD7950 3GB 2x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data S599 64GB SSD Assorted HDDs ASUS 24X DVD Burner Hyper 212 EVO 
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Win 10 x64 SANYO 50" Silverstone ST50F-ESG NZXT Source 210 Black 
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My Computer
(12 items)
 
Haswell PC
(12 items)
 
HTPC
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K @ 4.7GHz GA-Z77X-UD3H Sapphire R9 290 4x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 480GB WD10EZEX 1TB H100i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Rosewill HIVE-650 HAF 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 320GB Stock Intel 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Corsair TX650 DeepCool Tesseract 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.4Ghz GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire HD7950 3GB 2x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data S599 64GB SSD Assorted HDDs ASUS 24X DVD Burner Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 x64 SANYO 50" Silverstone ST50F-ESG NZXT Source 210 Black 
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post #5 of 27
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Thats a nice motherboard but I prefer ASUS, on another note, how exactly does that help my performance?
post #6 of 27
Well it would allow you overclock a lot better than the p5n-D, for sure. This would extend the life of your current system a little bit. I would do that or I would just save it all for a much better system, maybe a SB system later on.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 480GB WD10EZEX 1TB H100i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Rosewill HIVE-650 HAF 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 320GB Stock Intel 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Corsair TX650 DeepCool Tesseract 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.4Ghz GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire HD7950 3GB 2x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data S599 64GB SSD Assorted HDDs ASUS 24X DVD Burner Hyper 212 EVO 
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Win 10 x64 SANYO 50" Silverstone ST50F-ESG NZXT Source 210 Black 
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My Computer
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Haswell PC
(12 items)
 
HTPC
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K @ 4.7GHz GA-Z77X-UD3H Sapphire R9 290 4x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 120GB Crucial M500 480GB WD10EZEX 1TB H100i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Rosewill HIVE-650 HAF 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4590 GA-Z97X-SLI ASUS STRIX RX 480 8GB 2x4GB Samsung 30nm 2000Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SSD WD Blue 500GB WD Blue 320GB Stock Intel 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 QNIX QX2710 Corsair TX650 DeepCool Tesseract 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570K 4.4Ghz GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire HD7950 3GB 2x4 GB Mushkin Stealth 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data S599 64GB SSD Assorted HDDs ASUS 24X DVD Burner Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 x64 SANYO 50" Silverstone ST50F-ESG NZXT Source 210 Black 
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post #7 of 27
Hey there, I love the OCN market so I grabbed most of the items here. I had some time to kill so I thought I'd help out a little.

1366
$190 - i7 920 C0
$110 - Asus P6T x58
$70 - 3x2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
Total: $370 with no CPU cooler

1156
$135 - i5 650
$130 - EVGA P55 SLI
$45 - 2x2GB G.Skill DDR3 1333
$70 - Thermalright Silver Arrow
Total: $380

AM3
$210 - AMD X4 955 + Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
$75 - 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600
$70 - Thermalright Silver Arrow
Total: $355

Hope this helps.
post #8 of 27
Save your money and gather more till you can squeeze in another hundred or two. I was thinking maybe a Q9550 but throwing money into 775 is as good as burning it.

Something to think about...

2500K - 229.99
P67 UD3 - 129.99
4GB DDR3 2000 - 79.99
TRUE - 69.99

Total : 509.96
    
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post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Anyone willing to offer some other opinions? :3

Or free money or parts? X3
post #10 of 27
Chip, ram, motherboard.
Looks like you would keep your case, gpu, and psu.

If you had any money left over after that, aftermarket cooler, or ssd.
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Samsung 830 Series 64GB Swiftech H20-220 Edge Sunbeam Rheosmart 6 Windows 7 Professional 
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Acer 24" LCD 1920x1080 Logitech Access 600 XION Power Real 1000W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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AMD P2 945 3.5GHz MSI 890FXA-GD65 BFG GTX260 SLI Corsair Dominator 2x2GB 1600 
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Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 750GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 
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