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Cheapo Gaming Upgrade Advice
Nov 14, 2010, 5:47 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.
My idea is to stay below $250 on the 3 pieces I need.
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:
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:
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
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?
Nov 14, 2010
cheapo gaming upgrade advice
Nov 14, 2010, 6:18 PM
Problem is, Video Card I already have
Nov 15, 2010, 4:39 AM
I ended up going with this
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