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UPGRADING CPU......

Hi all,
I am new to this forum and computers.
I am upgrading my PC as it can't run most of my new games.
I have budget of 900 USD.

CURRENTLY RUNNING---
C2D 7400 @ 2.8 GHz
2 GB DDR2 RAM
INTEL DG31PR MOBO
250 GB SEAGATE HDD
450 WATT PSU (GENERIC)
XFX nVIDIA 8400GS


I am looking forward to replace everything i have except the case and HDD.
Please suggest me what is the best i can get in this budget including CPU,GPU,MOBO,PSU and RAM.
Also if i can utilise any other current component other than HDD and CASE???

Thanks for Help.....
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  1. namansingh said:
    Hi all,
    I am new to this forum and computers.
    I am upgrading my PC as it can't run most of my new games.
    I have budget of 900 USD.

    CURRENTLY RUNNING---
    C2D 7400 @ 2.8 GHz
    2 GB DDR2 RAM
    INTEL DG31PR MOBO
    250 GB SEAGATE HDD
    450 WATT PSU (GENERIC)
    XFX nVIDIA 8400GS


    I am looking forward to replace everything i have except the case and HDD.
    Please suggest me what is the best i can get in this budget including CPU,GPU,MOBO,PSU and RAM.
    Also if i can utilise any other current component other than HDD and CASE???

    Thanks for Help.....


    Your CPU isnt bad, its no cutting edge, but it should do fine , at least till sometime next year, after the new gen CPUs are out.

    I would suggest 2 things, get another 2gb of ram and upgrade your GPU.

    Since you have a generic PSU, I would not go for a power hungry card. The 2 cards listed bellow should have bear the same power consumption as your current one, but much better performance.

    So something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125346&cm_re=GeForce_GT_430-_-14-125-346-_-Product
    Or maybe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125304&cm_re=geforce_240_GT-_-14-125-304-_-Product

    This card will consume more power, but its also considerably more powerful, and will match up very well with your CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161309&cm_re=radeon_5750-_-14-161-309-_-Product
  2. you could re-use the ram if you get the right Mobo, but for $900 you can get a decent ddr3 set up, letting you keep the old rig as a spare/ home use
    if you check over on the homebuild section, theres a few template builds you can check out
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum-13.html
    and definately do not use that psu in the new build :)
    Moto
  3. Best answer
    Intel option:

    1- Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
    2- CPU: Intel i5-760
    3- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 4GB (2x2GB)
    4- GPU: ASUS HD 6870
    5- PSU: Corsair 850W HX

    Total: $909.95 before shipping and rebates.

    AMD option:

    1- Mobo: Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 or ASUS Crosshair IV
    2- CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T BE
    3- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 4GB (2x2GB)
    4- GPU: ASUS HD 6870
    5- PSU: Corsair AX850W

    Total with Gigabyte mobo: $933.96
    Total with ASUS mobo: $973.96

    Any one of those can works much better.
  4. Buy to future not to present, in the future the X6 is better option. And the 890GX comes with onboard video that's not good for OC.
  5. im certainly pleased with my 890GX's OCing capability. went with the asus m4a89gtp, PII X2 555, unlocked quad OC'ed to ~4ghz

    but of course, thats with the onboard video disabled, which namansingh isnt likely to use considering hes a gamer with a $900 budget
  6. I prefer intel for CPUs. Any suggestions for MOBO or processor.........
  7. Check my other post three post above this ;). There are two options, one Intel and other AMD.
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