$500 - $650 Gaming PC Upgrade Tags: Systems Last response: January 31, 2014 6:23 PM in Systems Share MyNameIsDann January 30, 2014 9:11:31 PM Hey tH, My name is Dan and I am in need for a $500 - $650 computer upgrade. I dont really know much about parts nor am I experianced in building these things I've figured I would ask you. So What I dont need is: An OS An Optical Disk Drive A Hard Drive A Monitor What I need: GPU CPU PSU RAM (8GB) Case Mobo What I Have: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KbPj Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KbPj/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2KbPj/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($155.57 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter) Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Microcenter) Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter) Total: $580.51 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 23:50 EST-0500) If there is anything that I could do to make this any better please go ahead and tell me. My preferred merchants are: Newegg, Microcenter, Amazon. Thanks in advance! More about : 500 650 gaming upgrade Reply to MyNameIsDann Roxas_Boy January 30, 2014 9:32:04 PM Swap out the FX 8320 for a FX 6300 and that 660 for a 760, up that PSU to a CX 500 Reply to Roxas_Boy m 0 l realchaos January 30, 2014 9:32:55 PM Do you live near a Microcenter? Reply to realchaos m 0 l Related resources Budget Gaming PC upgrade 2012-2013 ($500-600/650) AMD - Forum Very cheap gaming PC build $500-650 - Forum 500-650$ Gaming PC - Forum Gaming pc budget 500-650 dollars - Forum 500-650 Dollar gaming PC build that can run games at High - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MyNameIsDann January 31, 2014 7:21:12 AM So what would be the difference of a FX 6300 with a GTX 760 vs. an 8320 with a gtx 660? Reply to MyNameIsDann m 0 l realchaos January 31, 2014 6:23:05 PM If you can do this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg) Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $639.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 21:22 EST-0500) -Better quality psu. -Better quality case. -Much stronger gpu. Reply to realchaos m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Solvedgaming pc build 500-650 dollars Forum Solved500-650$ Gaming PC Forum Solved[New build] 500-650$ gaming pc Forum SolvedGaming PC build for BF3 and MMOs $500-$650 Forum SolvedUpgrade-able Mini ITX Gaming PC (~$650) Forum 500- 650$ budget for low- medium gaming pc Forum 500-$650 PC Upgrade Advice Forum £400-£500/$650-$800 Budget Gaming Pc for first time build Forum Custom pc 500euro (650$) editing and gaming Forum Gaming PC build for Battlefield 3 $500-$650 Forum Budget $500-$650 Gaming PC Forum SolvedGot $500 to upgrade gaming PC, help Forum Gaming PC £500 - £650 Forum 500Euro $650 budget gaming pc Forum SolvedUpgrade Advice? Gaming PC Under $500 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !