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July 24, 2013 4:17:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: $600-ish, before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games (SWTOR, Sims3)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Mobo, CPU, RAM, GPU, HDD. I have a couple old cases, but they have specific Q-connectors, can you get adaptors? otherwise I might go with a new case which can have some additional budget. I do have a 400W Antec PSU with a 6 pin PCI-E that I hope to re-use (30 amps on the 12v).

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pccasegear.com

Location: Australia, Melbourne is nearest city.

Parts Preferences: I prefer Intel but budget dictates AMD I guess

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz

Additional Comments: this is for our daughter, upgrading from a LGA775 with Intel E2200 @ 2.2 Ghz, Graphics is Asus Geforce 9800 GT.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Gaming experience is getting poor.

Here's what I am looking at right now:
ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2 Motherboard $99
AMD FX-6300 6 Core Black Edition Processor $139
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3 $49
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB OC $165
Western Digital WD Blue 500GB WD5000AAKX $62
Total $514

thanks in advance :) 

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July 24, 2013 4:24:36 PM

Your build looks fine, if the powersupply is getting old i would suggest you get a new one (just in case) I also suggest you take a look on eBay and other second hand sellers as you may be able to pick up a better graphics card at a lower price, HD7870's are good cards if you seem any of those for a similar price to your 650ti I would get one of those. Other than that a very fitting build for the budget.
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July 24, 2013 4:48:12 PM

Newegg has 660s for about $20 more that the 650ti.
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July 24, 2013 4:52:17 PM

Goodeggray said:
Newegg has 660s for about $20 more that the 650ti.


Yeah, but I'm in Australia though...
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July 24, 2013 5:37:07 PM


Do you have other outlets from whom you might purchase?

It looks to me like you may be paying a bit of a price premium from PCGear ...



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July 24, 2013 6:02:04 PM

Wisecracker said:

Do you have other outlets from whom you might purchase?

It looks to me like you may be paying a bit of a price premium from PCGear ...



there is MWAVE, but they do not have a good service reputation, and no cheaper from a quick glance. PC Case Gear is cheap here, our dollar is low atm, so we pay more. A local PC Shop quoted me $500 more for a recent i5 build, so I wont waste their time any more...
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July 24, 2013 6:07:27 PM

Zynch said:
Your build looks fine, if the powersupply is getting old i would suggest you get a new one (just in case) I also suggest you take a look on eBay and other second hand sellers as you may be able to pick up a better graphics card at a lower price, HD7870's are good cards if you seem any of those for a similar price to your 650ti I would get one of those. Other than that a very fitting build for the budget.


thanks for the reply. PSU is about 18-24 months old, it was the last part upgraded on that PC. This build only needs to last about 18 months until she saves up enough to buy her sparkly new Mac Book Pro :ouch: 

Otherwise I would have bought her one like hubby and I just got this week:
https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lis...
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