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I need help upgrading my gaming pc. I play MMOs and BF4 most of the time. Looking to spend up to 400 dollars.

This is what I have. I appreciate the help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285

scroll down when you click this link
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  1. Depending on your motherboard and power supply [ which you should now mention ] , Id suggest

    FX 6300 $120

    GTX 760 graphics card $250
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760dc2oc2gd5

    Xigmatek GAIA or Cooler Master Hyper 212 cpu cooler for $25 - 30
  2. A lot is going to depend on the Psu honestly. Also, the motherboard will play a part.
  3. This is the best i can do dude
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22Xj7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22Xj7/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22Xj7/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.77 @ Mac Mall)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.77 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($9.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $403.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 20:27 EST-0500)
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22XkC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22XkC/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22XkC/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($195.66 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $373.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 20:27 EST-0500)
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $361.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 20:57 EST-0500)

    The 7950 is better than the 7870xt, but I think saving the money to afford a cpu cooler is more important. I'd avoid the Corsair CX series as long as there is something similarly priced that is better, like the Rosewill Hive 650.
  6. This is what I have. Appreciate the help

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285

    scroll down when you click this link
  7. biker9124 said:
    This is what I have. Appreciate the help

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229285

    scroll down when you click this link


    Your motherboard might , or might not support an upgrade to an FX 6300 . A BIOS update might be necessary .

    Open it up and find out what make and model of motherboard you have . It will be printed on it somewhere

    Same with the power supply
  8. power supply: 500W

    this is what was written on my motherboard:
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2
    HT30
    DX10
    DDR3
    SATA 2

    suggestions please! I am new to this.
  9. Here
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4311#

    You can click on the cpu support list and see that it will run an FX 6300 if it has the F5 BIOS .
    If you do not already have the F5 BIOS [ check by rebooting and hitting the DEL key to get to BIOS ] you can update it from that page too . Follow the instructions EXACTLY .
    You may be able to get a very limited overclock , but that board is not really made for that .

    If the psu is 80+ rated you should be fine with that processor and a GTX 760
  10. bios version 2.4 F2, 5/8/2012

    When I went to the website they had no updates listed for bios under my motherboards name. I also tried "delete" at start up and was unsuccessful in finding any bios update
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