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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a c 84 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for advice on the parts for upgrading my PC. Forum SolvedBuilding a new gaming PC looking for advice on parts Forum New Gaming PC - Looking for Build Advice - Parts List Included Forum SolvedLooking to build first pc from scratch, advice on parts Forum Looking to Upgrade, Seeking Advice Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build: Seeking installation and parts advice Forum SolvedBuilding a Gaming PC seeking advice! Forum 1st PC I build, looking for advice on parts Forum SolvedLooking to start gaming with my custom PC, which upgrade would be most beneficial? Forum Looking to upgrade my GPU and CPU, seeking advice. Forum SolvedSeeking advice on gaming pc building and PSU, I am not a pro, but maybe you are. Please help! Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade PC, but I don't know what will help performance the most. Forum [New Build] Building a PC for Christmas, looking for advice on parts. Forum SolvedNeed advice what parts to upgrade on this office pc Forum SolvedThe most important parts I buy first when building a PC Forum Seeking advice: Graphic Designer's first PC build! Forum Solved(BUILD HELP) Building my first computer and looking for advice with parts Forum SolvedLooking for parts advice to complete my new build. Forum SolvedSeeking advice on building a Gaming PC Forum SolvedLooking for PC parts advice. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !