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What are the best Processor and Graphic Card for short term pc?

have Asus P5KPL-AM-IN motherboard and Celeron 430 1,8 GHz processor with integrated GMA 3100.
I would like to know which CPU and GPU are the most suitable for the best performance out of this motherboard.
I have 4gb DDR2 RAM already.

I would like to play some newer games on low-med, but usualy just some online MMOs.

and my budget for upgrade is up to 200-250 dollars

*******Note: I want this to last 2 years and I don't want to upgrade it.
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    misketz said:
    have Asus P5KPL-AM-IN motherboard and Celeron 430 1,8 GHz processor with integrated GMA 3100.
    I would like to know which CPU and GPU are the most suitable for the best performance out of this motherboard.
    I have 4gb DDR2 RAM already.

    I would like to play some newer games on low-med, but usualy just some online MMOs.

    and my budget for upgrade is up to 200-250 dollars

    *******Note: I want this to last 2 years and I don't want to upgrade it.


    I would recommend the E8400 Dual Core 2 CPUthat works at 3Ghz and pair it up with a card like Radeon 7790? perhaps? or a 7770? depends of what budget will you be left at. But I would not go any higher with the CPU because since you will use it for the rest couple of years I don't think going with a Quad Core will increase your performance at such a significant level.
  2. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor w/ Arctic Silver 5 : $63.22

    You can likely find an HD7870 with the remainder ... if your PSU can handle it.

    HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB: $180
  3. i don't believe CPU are made for that motherboard any more. so i would say any second had Intel core 2 due Quad Core CPU in the intel 775 Socket (you might need to update bios first) and maybe an AMD HD7750 or HD7770.

    but i wold look at the cost off the cpu and see if you better of just putting the money into a new motherboard and CPU and RAM and selling off the old bits.
  4. GeekThief-1354135 said:
    i don't believe CPU are made for that motherboard any more. so i would say any second had Intel core 2 due Quad Core CPU in the intel 775 Socket (you might need to update bios first) and maybe an AMD HD7750 or HD7770.

    but i wold look at the cost off the cpu and see if you better of just putting the money into a new motherboard and CPU and RAM and selling off the old bits.

    why not?
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