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July 22, 2013 8:55:44 AM

Looking to upgrade my 3 year old homebuilt Pc. I don't have a lot of free time anymore to check out whats out there now so any help would be appreciated.

Looking to upgrade it to play games with no issues for at least 3 more years as its started to get a little sluggish. Also I have started using 2 monitors so may get a second video card. My cpu fan has started to get a bit loud as well so id like to upgrade to a good liquid cooled.

I very much like newegg so would prefer if items were bought there unless there is a huge discount somewhere else.

Budget is roughly $1000. (flexible)

Current build is:
Video- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hdd- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 22, 2013 9:07:59 AM

Wow you are right. Thats weird. Give me a second ill just type what they are out.
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July 22, 2013 9:11:33 AM

Video- ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready

Mobo- ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Cpu- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

ram- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-

Psu- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Hdd- Western Digital WD Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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July 22, 2013 9:18:58 AM

It would be easier just to use pcpartpicker. Use the site to select your components then just hit bbcode markup near the top. This will give you a selected list of your build. You then copy this to Tom's.
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July 22, 2013 9:22:45 AM

Get an AM3+ mobo for future upgradeability (Steamroller). Your ram and psu are good. The 780 will play your games for the next 3 years no problem.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($653.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1010.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 12:21 EDT-0400)
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July 22, 2013 9:27:26 AM

mhtsgr9 said:
get a better CPU..
and why u are buying Too old GPU...
Go for HD 7xxx series ..


Dude, that's his old build -_-

Intel alternative build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1039.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 12:30 EDT-0400)
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July 22, 2013 9:32:06 AM

mhtsgr

Its an old gpu cause it was bought 3 years ago lol. I am upgrading from the specs i listed to something new. Im not upgrading to the specs i listed.

angaddev

Thanks for the suggestion ill be going for that then.
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