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December 11, 2013 2:57:51 PM

i need help turning my crappy HP Pavilion p6517c-b PC bundle into a gaming PC monster for next gen my budget is $400.
what parts do i need please help it has 3gb of ram .500 storage . AMD Sempron 140 Proccesor
and sadly a Nvidia Geforce 6150 Se


PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:01:14 PM
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u might as well just keep ur dvd-drive+hard-drive. ill whip u up something.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iQUE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iQUE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iQUE/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $343.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:01 EST-0500)

a c 289 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:06:22 PM

Ther eis no way to make that into a monster. At all. You basically need to scrap it and build a new computer.


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a c 289 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:09:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $410.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:09 EST-0500)

this will be much better for gaming.
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:11:12 PM

40$ over budget tho

a c 289 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:14:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY Optima 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $376.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:14 EST-0500)

There you go.
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:30:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iRLl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iRLl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iRLl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $404.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:28 EST-0500)
a c 289 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:31:26 PM

That is a decent option too. Regardless of the other stuff, we are looking at an hd7790 on this budget, and that will be better than any APU.
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 3:32:25 PM

yes

a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 7:00:19 PM

UHM you all forgot, the OP can't keep the Windows! As soon as he tries to use it it will not work, it is OEM to HP. So any solution your providing is shorted by $179 for Windows OS.

The only thing you could do is buy a new PC, like a Walmart $349 i5Core with Windows installed, 8GB Ram DDR3, 500+GB HDD, DVD or Blurray. Then save $99 for a 600W PSU to install in the Walmart PC. Then again save for the GPU of choice ($149-$499) then you will have a nice gaming rig.

If your going to say you can't get any more money, then my answer is FORGET PCs just buy a PS3/Xbox console and done. You can't get a 'gamers rig' for $400 in any way without having a LEGAL Off the Shelf copy of Windows to begin with.
December 11, 2013 7:14:11 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $410.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:09 EST-0500)

this will be much better for gaming.





so build a whole new computer ?

December 11, 2013 7:27:07 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $410.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:09 EST-0500)

this will be much better for gaming.

but i need a os for that



a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 7:39:07 PM

oscaru12345 said:
tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $410.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 18:09 EST-0500)

this will be much better for gaming.





so build a whole new computer ?



YES you have to buy a whole new PC. You can't 'scavange parts' to cobble things together, because they are incompatible, in fact most of the time PHYSICALLY won't fit into the slots/parts.
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 8:00:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iZGp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iZGp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iZGp/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $402.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.








heres with os still comes to 437 but ull have an os.





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