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Current Gaming Build - Looking for some upgrades? CPU, GPU, PSU?

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July 14, 2013 8:03:37 AM

Okay, so I built this thing awhile back and just added the SSD last month. I love her to death, but I feel like she's falling behind the times. I'll have a budget of about $600 to put in some good upgrades. I think mostly what I'll need is a CPU, GPU and PSU? Maybe a case (the wiring system in this one is pretty crappy) and MOBO (current case front usb 3.0 can't connect to mobo which kind of sucks, but this mobo has plenty on back.)

I use her for gaming and I just want to be able to go from reliable mid quality to high end again. I'd like to carry over as many parts as I possibly can to keep costs down.

I'm located in Utah, US if that helps with pricing?



CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory

Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Storage: WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card

Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer


Thanks so much for anyone who was willing to read through my build and request!
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July 14, 2013 8:09:31 AM

Your systems not bad. Could bump up the CPU to a newer FX-8350 and maybe OC it for more juice. Your CPU compared to a FX

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=697

Bumping up your video card or going SLI would probably need a new PSU as well.
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July 14, 2013 8:11:37 AM

Hii
according to me upgrade your gpu and psu to gtx 770 & psu to 750w for future sli option.
You cpu is quad core it can work well. No need to change it.
I hope it helps.
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July 14, 2013 8:54:34 AM

princejeet said:
Hii
according to me upgrade your gpu and psu to gtx 770 & psu to 750w for future sli option.
You cpu is quad core it can work well. No need to change it.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.


Will I have bottlenecking down the road (due to cpu) with how games are being pumped out? I know my current mobo doesn't support sli.
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July 14, 2013 9:21:13 AM

Hey
my friend have athlon duel core. He plays all games on that cpu with nvidia gs 8400 512mb gpu. You can quad core cpu my friend. You can play all games easily. No problem.
If you dont plat to sli in future than 550-600w psu is plenty for this rig.
Save money and after sometime upgrade ur mobo and cpu will a best choice. Now just upgrade ur gpu to gtx 770
I hope it helps.
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