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October 6, 2013 6:46:54 PM

hiya folks! so I've got some particular parts on hand and some that I'm planning on ordering from amazon. I basically got really anxious to start pc gaming again (laptop isn't cutting it) mainly that new xcom enemy within expansion and dark souls 2 that are reeling me in. I really want to use mods to so game consoles aren't going to do it for me.

I basically want to use what I have and what deals I can scrounge to get me gaming asap (reason why I'd like to stick with one retailer) for as little money possible...hehe...

My parts:

Memory: 2 sticks of 2gb RAM (GDDR2-800 2GB)
Storage: 500 Gb hard drive
Optical Drive: Don't really care, can't remember the last time I used one
Operating System: Windows 7 Key
Case: errr.....kind of ignorant on this one, I can always buy a new one if i need one. I believe that it's a mid size tower.

New Parts:

CPU: AMD FD6300WMHKBOX FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YORK/ref=ox_sc_s...
Motherboard: :ASRock MB-970EX4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058HUQJ0/ref=ox_sc_s...
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card AX7850 2GBD5-DH
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083W9KXA/ref=ox_sc_s...
Power Supply: XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RJ8EKI/ref=ox_sc_s...

does this sound like all I'd need? what am I overlooking? Many thanks! Lots of Love! :D 
October 6, 2013 7:03:33 PM

I would get way better ram. Its not a lot of it and yours is way out of date
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October 6, 2013 7:09:04 PM

zightbaoe said:
I would get way better ram. Its not a lot of it and yours is way out of date


okay so you need new ram because you have ddr2 and that board only supports ddr3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also you should get a new case because who know what kind of motherboard that was, you probably need different standoff screw on the motherboard tray for the new one. It's personal preference but i could give you a couple recommendations
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October 6, 2013 7:23:35 PM

take a look on newegg dyi computers you may for the same money get a whole system.
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October 6, 2013 7:25:33 PM

honestly, everything except the hard drive needs to be replaced. And actually if it isn't SATA then you'll need to replace it too.
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October 6, 2013 7:34:53 PM

Is your windows 7 retailer or oem. if it was oem, microsoft might not permit you to install that on a different computer.( essentially with a new motherboard that is)
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October 6, 2013 9:10:00 PM

Thanks guys, I think I'm going to have to scrap that plan all together. The DIY Combos's look interesting although I have no idea how to tell which one would work for me.

So I'm guessing the requirements are: Running Current gen games and being able to upgrade fairly cheap when i need be (although the 2nd criteria can be notched off if the price is good enough).

these 3 are what i found so far (although they seem to be missing graphics cards)

-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
-http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...

would I be right in assuming that these builds wouldn't be able to run games on them?

Windows 7 appears to retailer, I could be wrong though. Good thing to consider!
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