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Which parts to upgrade 400$ budget

hello there,

I want to upgrade my current pc for about 400$. i do alot of gaming ;
this is what i currently have:
MSI 760GM-p33
4 gigs ddr3 1333mhz
AMD Phenom 2 x4 840 (3.2Ghz)
Radeon HD5770 1gb HIS edition
500GB seagate barracuda 7200rpm
MS-Tech CA-0300 Stingray SE Case
and Silenzio Power 600 Watt


any advice would be helpful :D
~Smallbeans

(update, i had my PSU and harddrive wrong, updated them so al data is correct now)
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  1. Your CPU isn't so weak but if u wanna go a FX-6300/6350 is good.

    And another exactly same 4GB memory to pair.

    Your HDD is slow so get a new 7200rpm HDD or get a SSD instead.

    Your gfx is obsolete now. If u wanna keep your PSU, HD 7790 and GTX 650 ti boost is the best shot;

    If u wanna upgrade your PSU and gfx:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi/benchmarks/

    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $196.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:44 EDT-0400)

    or
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO/benchmarks/

    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $237.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:46 EDT-0400)

    In the full upgrade bundle:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $435.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:48 EDT-0400)

    Just for reference, what's your thought?
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($203.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $388.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 13:03 EDT-0400)


    Get this
    A 7870XT OUTPERFORMS A GTX 760

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-XT-vs-GeForce-GTX-760
  3. Smallbeans said:
    hello there,

    I want to upgrade my current pc for about 400$. i do alot of gaming ;
    this is what i currently have:
    MSI 760GM-p33
    4 gigs ddr3 1333mhz
    AMD Phenom 2 x4 840 (3.2Ghz)
    Radeon HD5770 1gb HIS edition
    500GB 5400rpm harddisk
    and a 450w power supply


    any advice would be helpful :D
    ~Smallbeans


    what ever you do , dont waste on harddisk and nonsense , even if slow harddisk does not effect game play

    GET GTX 760 FIRST then the rest :)

    you wont have any bottleneck your CPU is ok and fast.
  4. Maxime506 said:
    Your CPU isn't so weak but if u wanna go a FX-6300/6350 is good.

    And another exactly same 4GB memory to pair.

    Your HDD is slow so get a new 7200rpm HDD or get a SSD instead.

    Your gfx is obsolete now. If u wanna keep your PSU, HD 7790 and GTX 650 ti boost is the best shot;

    If u wanna upgrade your PSU and gfx:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mJFi/benchmarks/

    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $196.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:44 EDT-0400)

    or
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovkO/benchmarks/

    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $237.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:46 EDT-0400)

    In the full upgrade bundle:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ovn2/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $435.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 12:48 EDT-0400)

    Just for reference, what's your thought?


    Sn1992-1361850 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($203.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $388.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 13:03 EDT-0400)


    Get this
    A 7870XT OUTPERFORMS A GTX 760

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-XT-vs-GeForce-GTX-760


    I like the full upgrade solution you gave. i just found out that my psu is an 600w silenzio , so the Corsair CX 600W shouldnt be nessesary?
  5. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($203.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $388.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 13:03 EDT-0400)


    Get this
    A 7870XT OUTPERFORMS A GTX 760

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-XT-vs-GeForce-GTX-760


    thanks for the suggestion, i like the idea of an 7870XT with new mobo and cpu
  6. Yeah its the best
    U will boost ur performance to max


    Dont frget to close the post
  7. Oops...could u give us the exact model number of your silenzio PSU? I've just found out that one of the silenzio PSU has only one PCI-E 6pin conductor, meaning it's not suitable for HD 7850 or greater.

    Sn1992 is right, better upgrade your mobo too, it's more suitable for FX-6300
  8. Maxime506 said:
    Oops...could u give us the exact model number of your silenzio PSU? I've just found out that one of the silenzio PSU has only one PCI-E 6pin conductor, meaning it's not suitable for HD 7850 or greater.

    Sn1992 is right, better upgrade your mobo too, it's more suitable for FX-6300


    Its an LPK16-600W
  9. So this PSU has only one 6-pin PCIE conductor (http://www.en.linkworldcomputer.de/000001986709fa002/000001986b0bfbb04/05602c9d5c0d6b806/index.html), u need to change your PSU first if u wanna go for HD 7870 XT or GTX 760. Or u should stick to HD 7790 or GTX 650 ti boost if u don't want to change PSU.
  10. No problem in that it will power 7870xt by using two molex to 8pin connector


    Dont frget to close the post
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