[Upgrading System]400$ Advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month from now
BUDGET RANGE: 300~450 $

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (mostly gaming and surfing the net and maybe watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard , mouse , speakers , Monitor , Sound card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com , ebay.com , amazon.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: GOOD + CHEAP i dont have a favorite brand although i heard that AMD processors are cheap

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Current Components :

Processor : Intel Pentium D 915 D CPU 2.80 GHZ

MotherBoard : 945PL-S3P gigabyte Tech.

Ram : DDR2 Kingstone

Graphics card : Nvidia Geforce 9400GT DDR2 1 GB


ADVICE NEEDED IN :

at 1st i was thinking of updating my Graphics Card(was upgrading to ATI HD 5770) for my gaming needs then i was ad-viced to upgrade my
Processor 1st ... i have a budget of 400$ ... i need something to stay with me for 2~3 more years and cheap and good at the same time .... like a quadro? or an i5 (Found 1 for 200$ i think) or maybe amd (was told it was cheaper and same power) ... the cheaper the better so i can upgrade my graphics card too ... and if the processor needs a motherboard .. ill have to buy one .. so suggest some for me ... rember i dont care if its AMD or INTEL as long it give me my needs (better gaming)
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  1. Hmm how much DDR2 u have on hand and what make/model PSU u on? Modern GPUs best go with a dependable PSU for peace of mind 24/7 operations ^^ Any chance salvaging case, HDD, ODD, etc?
  2. i have 2GB DDR rams ... and am only upgrading i alerady have an HDD ODD and those stuff
  3. batuchka said:
    Hmm how much DDR2 u have on hand and what make/model PSU u on? Modern GPUs best go with a dependable PSU for peace of mind 24/7 operations ^^ Any chance salvaging case, HDD, ODD, etc?


    i have 2GB DDR rams ... and am only upgrading i alerady have an HDD ODD and those stuff
  4. its 1*2GB (meaning 1 RAM 2GB)
  5. i have another question in AMD processors is Athlon or Phenom better? in a Quad Core

    considering price/performance ratio :) thanks
  6. DRAM FREQUENCY 335.0 MHZ
    Size 2048 MBytes
    Channels# Single


    thats what CPU-Z says .. cause am kinda a newbie ... just started getting the HARDWARE bussiness and please answer my amd Questions ... Thanks
  7. Quote:
    For you the Athlon is the way to go, the phenoms have extra L3 cache, which boosts performance by 10%, but you can beat the Athlon's Price/performance ratio.



    Now about the Mother Board... what choses do i have other than that MSI? i need it to have sound card built in... (sorry if am bothering you .. u are really a pro ) :)
  8. Best answer selected by hessieng.
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