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I have 300 bucks and i wanted to know if it's possible to upgrade to the core i platform. I was planning on keeping everything but mobo, cpu and ram. Is there a combination of the trio thats around 300?


Or with 300, what should i upgrade? Harddrive? Monitor? Video card?.....maybe another 775 cpu?
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if you hit up a microcenter, possibly. not likely on newegg/tiger
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2500K should be best upgrade at that price range after you sell your parts but for now, probably wait until the chipset issue settles down.
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if you hit up a microcenter, possibly. not likely on newegg/tiger
There isnt a microcenter here
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post #5 of 26
50 bucks for xms3.


i3 for 120


and a cheap motherboard for 80-100... yeah you could, would I? No.
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If this is for gaming just spend it all on a graphics card like the Radeon HD6950.
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50 bucks for xms3.


i3 for 120


and a cheap motherboard for 80-100... yeah you could, would I? No.
So what should i do? :S So many possibilities....so many

Should i get a 1080p monitor?...but then i'd need a graphics card....which my cpu would bottleneck....so i'd need a new cpu....and new motherboard....
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Quote:
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So what should i do? :S So many possibilities....so many

Should i get a 1080p monitor?...but then i'd need a graphics card....which my cpu would bottleneck....so i'd need a new cpu....and new motherboard....

nah your CPU will be fine.



I say get a new monitor.





and a gpu
post #9 of 26
we are doing my buddys soon

4 gb of budget ram $43
i5 2300 for $184
Board for $100

Comes out to $327!

Sandy bridge is pwn'd now though so we gotta wait =(
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post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
nah your CPU will be fine.



I say get a new monitor.





and a gpu
That combo would almost be 400$ lol

Also, if i got a 6950, would it fit in my case/ The 260 barely fits
Edited by consume - 1/31/11 at 10:25am
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