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February 4, 2014 1:13:37 PM

I'm 13 year old, and I'm rebuilding a dell inspiron 530. I got a rosewill RNAGER m micro atx case and a cx430 by corsair and upgrades were successful. I also got a gt 630 4gb off my friend for 20$. I have a c2d e4400, Foxconn g33m02, and 6 gb 800mhz ram. Now I want to upgrade my CPU to an athlon x4 760k, my mobo to a Gigabyte AMD FM2+/FM2 A75- GA-F2A75M-HD2 and 4gb ddr3 1333mhz Pny optima ram. Will this all work together. I am going to wlagreens and buying 200$ amazon giftcard to buy it and it will be here before the weekend,and I will do it then. I also have 2tb wd green that I ripped out of a go flex home wireless HDD that no one in my house used. Will it all work good? In around a month I will upgrade to full atx case and around April buy a new gtx 660. My cx430 provides sufficient amount of Amps on 12 v rail(when it dies, I'll replace). Also, is overclocking ram easy, want 1600mhz.

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February 4, 2014 1:30:21 PM

Is $200 your max budget?
Also, it's usually wisest to buy all the parts at once, i'd recommend just waiting till you have all the money at the same time.
And why do you need the bigger case?
And if you can save up the extra money you might be able to get an intel CPU which would probably perform better anyways.
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February 4, 2014 1:32:53 PM

James Mason said:
Is $200 your max budget?


I can save up more over the next week... I can make maybe 230$? If you can get a setup around there it'll be fine.. Are you thinking intel? What parts do you recommend? I actually don't need a bigger case, it's fine for me, just was thinking about it. Maybe an ivy bridge i3 setup or maybe even has well? Should I save up or buy today, bit excited :p . I have 210$, buying off my sisters amazon account, and I only let her pay for shipping
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February 4, 2014 1:33:28 PM

I'd be concerned with a couple things if I were you. 430W is going to be cutting it very close for your cpu and a 660, you won't have the overhead to overclock your ram.

second, if your rig is running an OEM copy of windows you'll have to get a new copy.
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February 4, 2014 1:34:55 PM

ethereal essence said:
I'd be concerned with a couple things if I were you. 430W is going to be cutting it very close for your cpu and a 660, you won't have the overhead to overclock your ram.

second, if your rig is running an OEM copy of windows you'll have to get a new copy.


I got a non-oem version of windows 7 x64, would I need to reinstall? Also, instead of 660, I was thinking like a 659ti boost or a 7850
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February 4, 2014 1:37:41 PM

you will need to reinstall windows yes. you're gutting your pc and rebuilding it. If you change the motherboard you will have to reinstall windows.

a 650ti boost should leave you some headroom, a 7850 requires a minimum of 500W PSU with 32A, so it would basically be the same as the 660
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February 4, 2014 1:40:12 PM

ethereal essence said:
you will need to reinstall windows yes. you're gutting your pc and rebuilding it. If you change the motherboard you will have to reinstall windows.

a 650ti boost should leave you some headroom, a 7850 requires a minimum of 500W PSU with 32A, so it would basically be the same as the 660


Is this a solid upgrade that will be good for around a year (till next Christmas)
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February 4, 2014 1:50:32 PM

ethereal essence said:
you will need to reinstall windows yes. you're gutting your pc and rebuilding it. If you change the motherboard you will have to reinstall windows.

a 650ti boost should leave you some headroom, a 7850 requires a minimum of 500W PSU with 32A, so it would basically be the same as the 660


Anyways, are all of them compatible.
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