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looking for a better pc and a better processor(budget not more than 150)

so at the moment i have an i3 3200 processor
and a nividia ge force GTX 650 graphics card
and 6GB of ram

and i am looking for a better case with some cool stuff with it and a mother board and about 16 gb of ram if you guys can help me
and maybe a faster hard disk that loads windows faster all in the same budget please :)
and i want to add my ps3 to my pc VIA vga to hdmi convertor i have ordered one but it didnt work, so i am looking for a good monitor hdmi compatible
*pardon my stupidity and my small knowledge of pc*


thanks in advance
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  1. For less than $150, this isn't gonna happen.
  2. iwatchgapehorn said:
    so at the moment i have an i3 3200 processor
    and a nividia ge force GTX 650 graphics card
    and 6GB of ram

    and i am looking for a better case with some cool stuff with it and a mother board and about 16 gb of ram if you guys can help me
    and maybe a faster hard disk that loads windows faster all in the same budget please :)
    and i want to add my ps3 to my pc VIA vga to hdmi convertor i have ordered one but it didnt work, so i am looking for a good monitor hdmi compatible
    *pardon my stupidity and my small knowledge of pc*


    thanks in advance


    Thats a few hundred dollars worth of parts you're looking for, there is no way you're going to get all that for $150. You might get them for $150 each but not $150 total.
  3. what i meant to say that my budget is 150$ each sorry*
  4. Best answer
    I think I should start by telling you if you are using this for gaming, you don't need 16GB of RAM. The most intense games only can use up to 8GB at the moment. So you could save the money and use it toward your CPU. For the RAM though, I would go with GSkills.

    For your CPU upgrade. The Intel i5 chips will start at about $200 and go up. I think you would very pleased with an i5 4670K which has an unlocked multiplier so you could over clock in the future. It runs $239. You could get the locked version so you can't overclock for $219 if you would rather save the money. I think the extra $20 is worth having the option to overclock.

    Now for the faster booting of windows is really an easy solution. Go with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD. The 128GB version runs $89, and should be enough to fit windows and a few games on.

    Here is a list of the parts I came up with.
    CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247
    Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144275
    RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    I will actually be purchasing that case at the end of the month. It comes in blue, red, and green. Good price for a good look. I will also be purchasing this fan controller as it looks awesome and has good functionality.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999243

    Hope this helped.
  5. RookieOfTheYear said:
    I think I should start by telling you if you are using this for gaming, you don't need 16GB of RAM. The most intense games only can use up to 8GB at the moment. So you could save the money and use it toward your CPU. For the RAM though, I would go with GSkills.

    For your CPU upgrade. The Intel i5 chips will start at about $200 and go up. I think you would very pleased with an i5 4670K which has an unlocked multiplier so you could over clock in the future. It runs $239. You could get the locked version so you can't overclock for $219 if you would rather save the money. I think the extra $20 is worth having the option to overclock.

    Now for the faster booting of windows is really an easy solution. Go with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD. The 128GB version runs $89, and should be enough to fit windows and a few games on.

    Here is a list of the parts I came up with.
    CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
    SSD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247
    Case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144275
    RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    I will actually be purchasing that case at the end of the month. It comes in blue, red, and green. Good price for a good look. I will also be purchasing this fan controller as it looks awesome and has good functionality.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999243

    Hope this helped.

    you have no idea how much i love you thanks a lot mate, but is there any thing more than 128 GB for the samsung device you stated

    maybe one day we can watch gapehorn togather
  6. No problem dude.

    Yes they do make a 258GB and 512 I believe. It just looks like Newegg.com is out of them or something.

    I only have an 80gb in my rig and still have 25GB free. I have like 4 games installed on it but nothing fancy. Civ 5 is probably the largest game.
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