Cheapo Gaming Upgrade Advice Tags: CPUs Gaming Last response: November 15, 2010 4:39 AM in CPUs Share ladic November 14, 2010 5:47:45 PM Ok want to upgrade an older gaming pc, but I'm on a budget. Reso that I will play in is 1680x1050 Already have OS just need a few parts. No Overcloking My idea is to stay below $250 on the 3 pieces I need. Current Build: CPU: C2D 4400 (2ghz) MoBo: Gigabyte (cant remember model) Ram: 3gb ddr2 (2gb 800 and 1gb 667) Video: Nvidia 880gts 320mb Parts I can reuse: Case: Coolermaster PSU: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W Video: Radeon 4870 512mb (I have this card already) hardrive, dvd drives, etc What I need to Buy: CPU, Ram and Motherboard So Far I was thinking the following parts: CPU:AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz $74 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872 MoBo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X $84 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260 Total: $228 + shipping Ok so would this give me a noticeable improvement in gaming over the old build? Is this the best I can do for under $250? More about : cheapo gaming upgrade advice ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming November 14, 2010 6:08:06 PM it will improve your FPS but you would still be limited by your video card. FYI, you can get an AM3 770 mobo for around $60, put the savings towards a new video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l ladic November 14, 2010 6:18:45 PM Problem is, Video Card I already have m 0 l Related resources Super cheapo mobo/cpu upgrade - Forum Trying to choose between cheap-o gaming Mobos - Forum Cheap-O AM3 Build Advice - Forum Cheapo AMD/ATI rig with upgrade potential... - Forum Gaming System Upgrade Advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 a c 105 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming November 14, 2010 6:27:55 PM never mind, then you are good to go with that build. m 0 l ladic November 15, 2010 4:39:45 AM I ended up going with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedlooking to upgrade my gaming computer could use some advice Forum SolvedNeed some advice on gaming rig upgrade Forum Solvedadvice for upgrade/ new gaming rig for 600-650 dollar range Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade due to limited gaming experience, need some advice! Forum SolvedFree Gaming rig to upgrade, need advice. Forum Cheapo Gaming Build Forum The cheapo Gaming reBuild Forum Quick Cheapo Gaming Base Rig Forum $500 - $700 CAD cheapo gaming build, help needed Forum SolvedGaming PC Upgrade Advice Forum Cheapo gaming system Forum SolvedAdvice for gaming PC upgrade? Forum SolvedBusiness Desktop to Gaming System Upgrade - Please Give Me Your Advice Forum SolvedLooking for low budget upgrade advice for pc gaming Forum SolvedNeed some advice on a gaming system upgrade! 500-$800 budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !