Looking to upgrade most parts of my PC. Seeking build advice. Tags: Homebuilt Hard Drives Build Systems Product Last response: February 2, 2011 2:09 PM in Systems Share Kikoku February 2, 2011 4:23:23 AM Quote:Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in March. Budget Range: ~$700 Before Rebates System Usage: Gaming, School work. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, although may be directed else where in the U.S. Country of Origin: United States Overclocking: Not really. Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 First of all OS not required. Will be putting in Windows 7 64bit after successful upgrade. Wondering if this build would work together. Also willing to take advice on different upgrades to this current build. Although I plan to reuse my HDD, should I upgrade that to something new? Mainly planning to reuse my: Case: Apevia X-Telstar Junior Case HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD) PSU: 650 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair CMPSU-650TX) Possible upgrades to: CPU: $159.99 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Mobo: $98.99 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard Memory: $46.99 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Video: $189.99 SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB TOTAL: $495.96 More about : upgrade parts seeking build advice batuchka a b B Homebuilt system February 2, 2011 4:28:14 AM Looks sensible parts for the green - if budget willing and/or more storage hit a Samsung F3 500? arc00ta February 2, 2011 4:38:18 AM Looks like a solid build for the money. Maybe throw in a 1TB drive, you can get solid performing ones for $70-80. These days 320GB doesn't get you far. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a c 83 B Homebuilt system February 2, 2011 2:09:14 PM Looks good for a March build. If April is a possibility, then the Intel 6 series chipset issue should be resolved, and a i5-2500 would be a much superior solution. For the current list, I would budget $100 -$150 or so for a SSD for the os and apps. Use the 320gb drive for overflow and storage. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSeeking Advice for Gaming Build ForumSeeking advice on new 3930k build Forum$600-$630 Budget PC Build - First-timer Seeking Advice ForumSeeking advice on my 1st build - non gaming ForumSeeking advice on $800-900 build ForumFirst Time Gaming Build , Seeking Advice . ForumSeeking Advice for a Budget PC build ForumLooking to build first pc from scratch, advice on parts ForumHelp wit pc parts (first build ) ForumSeeking Advice on Upgrading my Current PC Forum~$1700 new gaming build , seeking suggestions and advice on parts . ForumSeeking Advice on $1700 Gaming PC Build ForumFirst build , seeking advice and comments ForumVirgin builder seeking <2k Gaming PC ForumPCI compatibility question ForumGaming Computer advice Forum[Solved] New computer build ForumForced Monster Upgrade ForumNew gaming rig advice please! ForumNew Build Advice Less than $1,000 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !