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Help me build a system better than my current one!!!

Current
Mobo: Asus M3A78-T
CPU: AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor (it says 2006 on the chip so the above info might not be accurate, unless those specs are bad I wouldn't know, they sound fancy though)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT (says Asus on the fan)
RAM: Kingston HyperX (2 X 2GB) 240pin DDR2 1066 2.0V
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Give me an estimate. Around how much would I need to spend to build a better one. If possible help me pick out the parts as it will be my first build and I just barely took apart my current pc and started learning what every part does (it's pretty cool stuff)
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:13 EST-0500)
  2. smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:13 EST-0500)


    So I would need to spend $815 for a better system? I don't know much about computers but that doesn't sound right.
  3. every part in your system so old that newer cpu and ram wont fit it.
    you could use a amd apu and no after market gpu but you wont be able to play a lot of the newer games out there.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus A55BM-A/USB3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($70.00 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $462.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:35 EST-0500)
  5. smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233fC/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus A55BM-A/USB3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($70.00 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $462.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:35 EST-0500)


    $462 for a new build, now this I like. I noticed there's no gpu on this list though so I guess I'll just pick one with good reviews. I already have storage so it shouldn't increase the price by too much.
  6. HeroponLuigi said:
    smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:13 EST-0500)


    So I would need to spend $815 for a better system? I don't know much about computers but that doesn't sound right.

    PC Components can and will cost a lot of money IF you want them to play the latest games with a decent FPS and 1920x1080 resolution.

    Especially since games are now asking you for more RAM and obviously better GPU's and CPU's in order to run them.

    Example: Call of Duty: Ghosts is asking for a minimum of 6GB and a recommended RAM of 8GB.
  7. hero the low funds build is an amd cpu with a gpu built in called an apu.
    http://techreport.com/review/24954/amd-a10-6800k-and-a10-6700-richland-apus-reviewed
    when your looking at new rig you have to look at how powerful the cpu is and then gpu and how well made the power supply is.
  8. ixidarbzixi said:
    HeroponLuigi said:
    smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:13 EST-0500)


    So I would need to spend $815 for a better system? I don't know much about computers but that doesn't sound right.

    PC Components can and will cost a lot of money IF you want them to play the latest games with a decent FPS and 1920x1080 resolution.

    Especially since games are now asking you for more RAM and obviously better GPU's and CPU's in order to run them.

    Example: Call of Duty: Ghosts is asking for a minimum of 6GB and a recommended RAM of 8GB.


    smorizio said:
    hero the low funds build is an amd cpu with a gpu built in called an apu.
    http://techreport.com/review/24954/amd-a10-6800k-and-a10-6700-richland-apus-reviewed
    when your looking at new rig you have to look at how powerful the cpu is and then gpu and how well made the power supply is.


    Ah ok now it makes sense. After you mentioned APU's I started doing research on them and learned that they're a CPU+GPU in one. Thanks.
  9. ixidarbzixi said:
    HeroponLuigi said:
    smorizio said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/232Mz/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.94 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $815.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 00:13 EST-0500)


    So I would need to spend $815 for a better system? I don't know much about computers but that doesn't sound right.

    PC Components can and will cost a lot of money IF you want them to play the latest games with a decent FPS and 1920x1080 resolution.

    Especially since games are now asking you for more RAM and obviously better GPU's and CPU's in order to run them.

    Example: Call of Duty: Ghosts is asking for a minimum of 6GB and a recommended RAM of 8GB.


    I'm not really looking to play many high end games on it though. I just want a set up better than my current one. I'm planning to spend around $500 on blackfriday/cybermonday but I'm worried that I'll spend money and end up with a pc worse than or equal to my current one. If I'm gonna spend that much money I want something better otherwise I'll just pay to get my current one fixed as it would probably be much cheaper.
  10. any cpu/mb combo that uses a newer cpu is going to be faster and better then the pc you had. the newer cpu can do more per clock cycle and so can the newer gpu.
  11. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23qFR
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23qFR/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23qFR/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($103.59 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $576.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 19:49 EST-0500)
  12. Best answer
    the intel -3 is just two core cpu but it the cpu is better gaming cpu then the amd apu. it cost more because you have to use a gpu. look online at amd vs intel cpu and how they game. the amd apu still not a bad buy but with some gpu the apu will bottleneck them.
  13. smorizio said:
    the intel -3 is just two core cpu but it the cpu is better gaming cpu then the amd apu. it cost more because you have to use a gpu. look online at amd vs intel cpu and how they game. the amd apu still not a bad buy but with some gpu the apu will bottleneck them.


    cool man thanx. Mainly wanted to make sure I would get some better than what I currently have. Im gonna go with cpu and gpu as opposed to apu.
  14. if you go that way look at the amd fx-4100/6100 and see if a cpu/mb combo on parts picker is cheaper for you.
  15. smorizio said:
    if you go that way look at the amd fx-4100/6100 and see if a cpu/mb combo on parts picker is cheaper for you.


    ok Yea I'll do a lot of research from here till black friday. I heard newegg has good deals on that day. Or I might wait till cybermonday.
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