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  1. That's not much of an upgrade over the older build. What is your budget for the upgrade?
  2. My Budget Is £200
  3. You should get an Intel processor i5 or better, they perform better, and upgrade to 8GB of ram, this should be plenty for gaming. Also, dont forget to get a good quality PSU, like Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster, etc, that are 80 plus certified.
  4. cabudinen said:

    That's Nice :) but i love the corsair Series
  5. Eddie Sharp said:
    cabudinen said:

    That's Nice :) but i love the corsair Series



    Go for it, I am sure you won't have a problem with it.
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    The Corsair CX units are crap, they use capacitors that tend to fail under load.
    Your current PSU should be able to handle this upgrade since the new CPU uses less power than the old one. Get a better GPU and PSU when you can afford it:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£122.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.80 @ Kustom PCs)
    Total: £213.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 18:35 BST+0100

    Keep in mind that if your Windows is OEM, you'll need a new copy of Windows when changing the motherboard.
  7. Eddie Sharp said:


    The CX series are known to have poor capacitors. I would suggest a Seasonic 620W power supply or XFX 650W power supply as these two power supplies will suit your needs.
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