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Upgrading CPU/RAM/Motherboard for gaming

Hi guys, built my computer last winter, but used some parts given to me by a friend. Now that ive saved up a little money, im looking to upgrade the mentioned parts for gaming purposes. I found this combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1594321

Is this a good deal? Or should i keep looking?
Suggestions also wanted!
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  1. Those are very good parts. But what components do you have now? You should check if it's worth upgrading.
  2. Best answer
    it is good but not for gaming purpose :)

    getting something like:
    Intel Haswell I3 4130 : 125 $
    MSI H97 Guard-Pro LGA 1150 Intel H97 : 100$
    gskil ripjaws serie (2X4GB): 80 $

    Total 305 $ and almost no performance loss

    otherwise, you could change the cpu for a better i5 haswell but as for gaming, if you are not doing any 4K, you won't need anything more expensive
  3. Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.140309-1509)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: GA-MA770T-UD3
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM

    Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68BA)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Type: Full Device
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68BA&SUBSYS_315B1682&REV_00
    Display Memory: 2808 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 1017 MB
    Shared Memory: 1790 MB


    Thats what i have right now!
  4. if you are not planning to upgrade your graphic card, the motherboard i suggested is an overkill, yo could go for something 30 $ cheaper with no problem it depend mainly whether your want to overclock your system or not
  5. Eventually I plan on buying a new video card as well, just going one step at a time. So ill just go with the part you suggested! So the CPU is compatible with my video card correct? Just checking!
  6. Jem1021 said:
    Eventually I plan on buying a new video card as well, just going one step at a time. So ill just go with the part you suggested! So the CPU is compatible with my video card correct? Just checking!


    It's the motherboard you need to check if it is completely compatible with both GPU and CPU and no problem on this side, it is compatible.
  7. Thank you so much!
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