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Upgrading system, looking to cheapen components.

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October 18, 2013 3:14:49 PM

I'm looking at upgrading my computer shortly and have a list of components was looking at. Looking to try and cheapen the costs though while still fulfilling my needs. I mainly play MMO's and games like Civ 5. Want to be able to make sure can play EQNext and Gal Civ 3 (neither have specs out yet) on high or ultra settings hopefully.

Current system is:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Processor (6 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
16 gig 1333 mhz ram, non branded.
Mobo Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 (Philippine version, same basics as the GA-990FXA-UD3 I believe)
AMD Radeon HD 6570 2GB
27" LG IPS Monitor 1080p
Power supply Rapter II 500w (not 80 compliant and am told kinda worthless)
Multiple HDD no SSD.

Parts I was looking at replacing are that were suggested are:

OCZ Fatal1ty 750W

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 1866

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz


SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 270X 2GB

Total about $715. Looking for a cheaper selection if possible that won't impact my needs much if at all. Where I live can't buy newer and good quality computer products and as in the states for a month still now's my time to buy. Won't set a price as willing to pay if its what I need but hoping to cheapen things up still thinking I may be over a bit of what I need.

P.S. not likely to ever be running crossfire or sli so just need a solid PSU that handles what I need and possible future upgrades.
October 18, 2013 6:54:14 PM

Update the Bios before buying the FX-8320.

You also did the right thing by replacing the PSU with a better quality one. You should be fine with those components.
October 18, 2013 6:58:43 PM

I mean can I cut down a bit before I buy to lower models w/o much of an impact for what I do. Hoping to get price to maybe $600ish unless has a large impact on my gaming with the types I play.

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October 18, 2013 7:04:06 PM

Well you can cut from the R9 270X to a HD 7870 for a lower price, as they are essentially exactly the same card.