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June 6, 2014 12:13:08 PM

Hello! I'm looking to purchase a new CPU and Motherboard that will be compatible with my specs, but also in my budget which is most likely going to be around £300, but no higher than £400.

My current specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Windsor 90nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M52L-S3P (Socket M2)

Graphics
T24C300 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage
465GB Seagate ST350041 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 35 °C



Thankyou.
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June 6, 2014 12:17:53 PM

Unless you're willing to upgrade your ram to it isn't worth it to upgrade
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June 6, 2014 12:21:56 PM

firo40 said:
Unless you're willing to upgrade your ram to it isn't worth it to upgrade


^This, your system is so out of date, that you need CPU, MB, and ram. Something like this would be a solid, yet fairly inexpensive, upgrade.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £219.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 20:23 BST+0100)

with i5
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£127.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £268.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 20:24 BST+0100)

With i7 class performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £317.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 20:24 BST+0100)

What is your current power supply? With your budget, you could probably get a decent GPU as well, if you are concerned with gaming performance at all.

If good enough, you could go with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£127.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £397.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 20:26 BST+0100)
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June 6, 2014 12:24:33 PM

Considering pounds are almost double $ he could get an i5 with that
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June 6, 2014 12:27:16 PM

firo40 said:
Considering pounds are almost double $ he could get an i5 with that


Yep, I was in the middle of adding and updating when you posted. :lol: 
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June 6, 2014 10:00:40 PM

firo40 said:
Considering pounds are almost double $ he could get an i5 with that


He should get the Xeon though if he plans on doing some editing haha.
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June 6, 2014 10:43:53 PM

Zagoner said:
Hello! I'm looking to purchase a new CPU and Motherboard that will be compatible with my specs, but also in my budget which is most likely going to be around £300, but no higher than £400.

My current specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Windsor 90nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M52L-S3P (Socket M2)

Graphics
T24C300 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage
465GB Seagate ST350041 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 35 °C



Thankyou.


I would get Logainofhades 2nd option.

Your GPU, the 650 Ti, is still a great GPU and should play games very well when paired with an Intel i5. That is well within your budget, and it is a good enough CPU that you can easily upgrade to nearly any GPU you want right now, no issues.

Hope that helps!
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June 9, 2014 11:54:12 PM

Zircoben said:
Zagoner said:
Hello! I'm looking to purchase a new CPU and Motherboard that will be compatible with my specs, but also in my budget which is most likely going to be around £300, but no higher than £400.

My current specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Windsor 90nm Technology

RAM
4.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M52L-S3P (Socket M2)

Graphics
T24C300 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc)

Storage
465GB Seagate ST350041 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 35 °C



Thankyou.


I would get Logainofhades 2nd option.

Your GPU, the 650 Ti, is still a great GPU and should play games very well when paired with an Intel i5. That is well within your budget, and it is a good enough CPU that you can easily upgrade to nearly any GPU you want right now, no issues.

Hope that helps!


Seems like the best option, thankyou Logainofhades.
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