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Anonymous
July 19, 2014 3:31:03 PM

If you had 400$ to upgrade this build for 1080p gaming, what would you buy?
I'm planning to play Skyrim with all expansions and a few visual mods maxed.

Motherboard : Asus M5A88-M
Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 640
Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
HDD : Western Digital Black 1TB 7200 RPM
PSU : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular 80+ certified
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July 19, 2014 3:36:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t2JqP6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t2JqP6/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $384.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 19, 2014 3:42:31 PM

Better CPU & motherboard combo


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKfzFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKfzFT/by_merchant/


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)

Total:
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $398.96
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July 19, 2014 3:52:08 PM

Proclaim89 said:
Better CPU & motherboard combo


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKfzFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKfzFT/by_merchant/


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)

Total:
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $398.96


I agree that this statement above is a viable solution

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Anonymous
July 19, 2014 3:55:07 PM

@Proclaim89

Why replace the motherboard?
The last one I had broke only a year ago, I'm sure this one can handle more.

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July 19, 2014 4:02:07 PM

Your current motherboard is not compatible with this processor. It physically will not fit if you tried and even if it were theoretically 'fit', not only would that board not have the capacitance to maintain a high TDP output of this processor, the chipset required to run the motherboard and the CPU together would not function.
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July 20, 2014 3:21:45 AM

Proclaim89 said:
Your current motherboard is not compatible with this processor. It physically will not fit if you tried and even if it were theoretically 'fit', not only would that board not have the capacitance to maintain a high TDP output of this processor, the chipset required to run the motherboard and the CPU together would not function.


Instead of getting a new motherboard and cpu upgrade to the cpu that I have suggested because AMD's Mantle doesn't matter how powerful the cpu is. You need a new power supply. OCZ are old and haven't seen one in years. I don't think they are all that reliable neither
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Anonymous
July 20, 2014 1:51:09 PM

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Instead of getting a new motherboard and cpu upgrade to the cpu that I have suggested because AMD's Mantle doesn't matter how powerful the cpu is. You need a new power supply. OCZ are old and haven't seen one in years. I don't think they are all that reliable neither


I have spare parts for everything so, if something breaks it's not that big of a deal, especially if it's a 80$ part.
Beside, I think I'm just gonna upgrade the GPU for now and save for a 8350.




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