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November 15, 2013 5:06:22 PM

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=N82E168...

scroll down when you click this link

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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 5:20:46 PM

A lot is going to depend on the Psu honestly. Also, the motherboard will play a part.
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November 15, 2013 5:27:45 PM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 5:28:02 PM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 5:59:14 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 16, 2013 3:15:31 AM

biker9124 said:
This is what I have. Appreciate the help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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November 16, 2013 2:54:47 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 16, 2013 5:15:23 PM

Here
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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
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November 17, 2013 1:28:02 PM

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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