I want to upgrade my gaming PC's CPU and GPU, which will mean I need to update my RAM and MoBo for compatibility. I have $450 budget pre-tax, but if it will make a HUGE difference I can go a bit higher.
I want to use it mainly for gaming. I need something very dependable. I don't anticipate making too many more upgrades like this (knock on wood).
Any newegg or Amazon deals or combos you can suggest? I want to buy in the next few days.
My Current Rig:
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz
Mobo - MSI P7N SLI NVIDIA nForce (need to upgrade for a quad core)
GPU - NVidia GeForce GTS 450
RAM: 8GB DDR2
PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80
Windows 7 (64 bit) - I have a vista disk and Windows 7 digital upgrade that I should be able to re-apply.
ATX Corsair case with added fan.
Ok here ya go. I set you up with a parts list that comes right up to your $450 limit. It should show as a pretty good upgrade to what you have now. All products listed are from good/name-brand companies.
Total Cost = $450.88
The Mobo also comes with a $10 Mail in Rebate if you absolutely HAVE to have that $10 back. But all in all those parts should show a huge difference in how your games play. Hope it helps.