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July 28, 2014 10:11:17 AM

Hey guys :) 
My current build is this And i am able to play games at High Heading into some ultra settings
AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor @3.3ghz Stock (2.8ghz)
4GB DDR2 Ram @800mhz
SSD = Samsung 840 PRO 128GB
HDD - Don't know the mode but it's 7200RPM 1TB
GPU MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB

But This is going to be my new build :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GIGABYTE-970A-DS3P-AM3-plus-A...
GPU MSI Radeon R9 270X HAWK
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corsair-Vengeance-Pro-8GB-2-x...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-FX-4350-Quad-Core-4-2GHz-...
SSD = Samsung 840 PRO 128GB
HDD - Don't know the mode but it's 7200RPM 1TB
Any good?

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July 28, 2014 10:15:40 AM

That's not much of an upgrade over the older build. What is your budget for the upgrade?
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July 28, 2014 10:16:21 AM

My Budget Is £200
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July 28, 2014 10:16:39 AM

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.
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July 28, 2014 10:38:52 AM

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.
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July 28, 2014 8:59:06 PM

Eddie Sharp said:
Alright Cabudinen i got you:)  How about this PSU? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corsair-CX600-power-supply-60...


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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