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June 4, 2014 12:12:52 PM

Hello,
Currently i have a Gateway DX4375G-UW20 Desktop PC. I am a gamer and this computer gives me decent performance on older games (>2012) but it doesn't perform well on anything else. I have already had my woes with this computer, but it's notebook processor and integrated graphics simply won't cut it for newer (2012<) games. I did buy a GTX 650 Ti and a 430w power supply, but i simply have given up (after 4 months) trying to install the graphics card because of a broken (beyond repair) PCIe mounting brackets on the case. I don't have too much attachment to this computer, but I'm not sure if I should buy a new one, or just buy a new case and put all the components into that. I have read that Gateway sometimes uses other mobo form factors, so it would be difficult. Buying a new computer that has better specs would be nice, but not cheap. I hope to get one for around or less than $750. Any suggestions on where to go from here? upgrade or replace?

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a b 4 Gaming
June 4, 2014 12:22:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g7KPK8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g7KPK8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g7KPK8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $747.14
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June 4, 2014 12:47:35 PM

wow this build looks great! I never usually look at AMD stuff when looking for a new computer because of my current CPU, kind of stupid on my part
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a c 251 4 Gaming
June 4, 2014 12:47:52 PM

I would go ahead and upgrade. This will make for a solid gaming system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($179.30 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $724.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 15:48 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2014 11:23:25 AM

Xavier Moavero said:
Hello,
Currently i have a Gateway DX4375G-UW20 Desktop PC. I am a gamer and this computer gives me decent performance on older games (>2012) but it doesn't perform well on anything else. I have already had my woes with this computer, but it's notebook processor and integrated graphics simply won't cut it for newer (2012<) games. I did buy a GTX 650 Ti and a 430w power supply, but i simply have given up (after 4 months) trying to install the graphics card because of a broken (beyond repair) PCIe mounting brackets on the case. I don't have too much attachment to this computer, but I'm not sure if I should buy a new one, or just buy a new case and put all the components into that. I have read that Gateway sometimes uses other mobo form factors, so it would be difficult. Buying a new computer that has better specs would be nice, but not cheap. I hope to get one for around or less than $750. Any suggestions on where to go from here? upgrade or replace?

8 gigs of ram and an r9 270x or 4 and an r9 280? I would go with the 280, because upgrading ram should be relatively easy, and prices are coming down now. The gpu will last quite a bit longer, too
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June 16, 2014 8:52:40 PM

Xavier Moavero said:
Hello,
Currently i have a Gateway DX4375G-UW20 Desktop PC. I am a gamer and this computer gives me decent performance on older games (>2012) but it doesn't perform well on anything else. I have already had my woes with this computer, but it's notebook processor and integrated graphics simply won't cut it for newer (2012<) games. I did buy a GTX 650 Ti and a 430w power supply, but i simply have given up (after 4 months) trying to install the graphics card because of a broken (beyond repair) PCIe mounting brackets on the case. I don't have too much attachment to this computer, but I'm not sure if I should buy a new one, or just buy a new case and put all the components into that. I have read that Gateway sometimes uses other mobo form factors, so it would be difficult. Buying a new computer that has better specs would be nice, but not cheap. I hope to get one for around or less than $750. Any suggestions on where to go from here? upgrade or replace?


My 600ish dollar pc has evreything you could possibly want, but you could go with slightly better parts with the extra $$.

fx4300 I say go with the fx 6300, price gap is now like 10$, when I bought it there was a 25$ gap (in January)
Coolermaster hyper tx3- It took me like 30 seconds to install, and performs great and is SO quiet
ga78lmtusb-3 awesome little mobo. Supports upto 32gb of ram and fas four slots, and also has usb3
8gb of the cheapest reliable ram you could find: Corsair, gskill, pny optima, etc... all good, just whichever is cheapest.
Coolermaster n200 50$
1tb wd green 60$
120gb pny xlr8 ssd 60$
Keep the power supply, and your graphics card is pretty awesome for now
Spend the extra on some audio equiptment or a monitor. Turn your case horizontally, or just run it out of your case. I would say get a new pc. This is very balanced, and has a ssd and evreything, and performs pretty awesome.
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