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[UPGRADING HELP] My motherboard and cpu

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July 9, 2014 4:58:36 AM

Im looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU but I dont know what to.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QxZLFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QxZLFT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($90.92 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($162.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($333.00 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1219.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
July 9, 2014 5:07:20 AM

R9 270x, no doubt a good card, is really un-necessary with that CPU. I would say R7 260x or 750ti would be a good balanced combination with that build. Also, what would you do with a 600W psu? If you plan to upgrade, then it's fine, but not other than that. Also, you may wish to look into the new Haswell based pentium G3258
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July 9, 2014 5:34:31 AM

Imon750 said:
R9 270x, no doubt a good card, is really un-necessary with that CPU. I would say R7 260x or 750ti would be a good balanced combination with that build. Also, what would you do with a 600W psu? If you plan to upgrade, then it's fine, but not other than that. Also, you may wish to look into the new Haswell based pentium G3258


On amazon a 350-600 watt power supply are almost all $60. there is no point to pick a lower one.
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July 9, 2014 9:42:09 AM

dogcow said:
Imon750 said:
R9 270x, no doubt a good card, is really un-necessary with that CPU. I would say R7 260x or 750ti would be a good balanced combination with that build. Also, what would you do with a 600W psu? If you plan to upgrade, then it's fine, but not other than that. Also, you may wish to look into the new Haswell based pentium G3258


On amazon a 350-600 watt power supply are almost all $60. there is no point to pick a lower one.


$40
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/?tag=pcpapi-20

It says you are looking to upgrade your motherboard and CPU. So is this your current system or are you actually building a complete new system, not just the motherboard and CPU?
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July 9, 2014 12:20:12 PM

bccorrupt said:
dogcow said:
Imon750 said:
R9 270x, no doubt a good card, is really un-necessary with that CPU. I would say R7 260x or 750ti would be a good balanced combination with that build. Also, what would you do with a 600W psu? If you plan to upgrade, then it's fine, but not other than that. Also, you may wish to look into the new Haswell based pentium G3258


On amazon a 350-600 watt power supply are almost all $60. there is no point to pick a lower one.


$40
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/?tag=pcpapi-20

It says you are looking to upgrade your motherboard and CPU. So is this your current system or are you actually building a complete new system, not just the motherboard and CPU?

This is the system I have know and I know I need a better CPU to support my graphics card. I just wanted to know which CPU motherboard combo I should use to be able to take use of my graphics card.

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July 9, 2014 1:10:05 PM

Ok, that's what I thought you meant, but people were offering suggestions for things I was assuming you already had.

A lot of new games seem to be drawing a pretty stiff line in the sand between the i5s and i7s and just about everything else. An i3 or really high end AMD will get you close though.
http://www.techspot.com/review/827-watch-dogs-benchmark...


$234(i5 and budget board)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YLYL4D
$285(unlocked i5 and a Z87 board)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Z9r6h

BTW, that's a really solid price on that Z87 board. $79 before rebate, $59 after. Another $10 off instantly if it's from newegg.
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July 9, 2014 1:50:53 PM

bccorrupt said:
Ok, that's what I thought you meant, but people were offering suggestions for things I was assuming you already had.

A lot of new games seem to be drawing a pretty stiff line in the sand between the i5s and i7s and just about everything else. An i3 or really high end AMD will get you close though.
http://www.techspot.com/review/827-watch-dogs-benchmark...


$234(i5 and budget board)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YLYL4D
$285(unlocked i5 and a Z87 board)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Z9r6h

BTW, that's a really solid price on that Z87 board. $79 before rebate, $59 after. Another $10 off instantly if it's from newegg.

thanks man.
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