Looking to replace CPU,MOBO,RAM for Gaming. Need assistance and advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $250~$450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (CS:GO - TF2 - SimCity5) - Web Browsing - ChromeCast

Are you buying a monitor: No - Currently have Dell E2209Wc

Parts to Upgrade: CPU - MOBO - RAM

Current P/S: Corsair TX650W

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon - Newegg - Microcenter

Location: Long Island, NY

Parts Preferences: Intel Only

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Dell E2209Wc

Current config: Cooler Master Case - E8400 - EVGA 780iFTW - GTX260 - OCZ SSD - Windows 7
Will reuse case, GPU, Windows, DVD, SSD

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I keep getting BSOD. I believe it is a combination of my MOBO/RAM going bad.
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  1. By that point, I'd just buy a new CPU, Mobo, RAM, and case. Then take the PSU, HDD, and all other things and transfer it. If you need, I'll set you up with a system.
  2. space55 said:
    By that point, I'd just buy a new CPU, Mobo, RAM, and case. Then take the PSU, HDD, and all other things and transfer it. If you need, I'll set you up with a system.


    My case is only 2 years old and it is in perfect shape. No real need to replace. Do you have any suggestions for CPU, MOBO and Memory in my price range? I have done a little research but reviews on Amazon and Newegg are all over the place for MOBO's and I would like to buy one that is recommended on a message board such as this one.
  3. Ok, if you need a guide, I've got a CPU and MOBO buying guide. I'll post it in the bottom. For the RAM, I'd just go for DDR3-1333MHz RAM, about 8GB worth. Just go for the cheapest, as the best is not always the most expensive.

    Both guides are mainly audio, so just listen as you are on Newegg or Amazon.
    CPU Buying Guide: http://youtu.be/z_EoCIekBms
    Mobo Buying Guide: http://youtu.be/Vtr2J1-uBQ8

    Let me know if you need any more assistance.
  4. space55 said:
    Ok, if you need a guide, I've got a CPU and MOBO buying guide. I'll post it in the bottom. For the RAM, I'd just go for DDR3-1333MHz RAM, about 8GB worth. Just go for the cheapest, as the best is not always the most expensive.

    Both guides are mainly audio, so just listen as you are on Newegg or Amazon.
    CPU Buying Guide: http://youtu.be/z_EoCIekBms
    Mobo Buying Guide: http://youtu.be/Vtr2J1-uBQ8

    Let me know if you need any more assistance.


    Thank you - I am looking for specific part recommendations.
  5. Ok. Are you looking for a well performing system for gaming, or a beast for rendering.
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