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 SolvedFirst Gaming Build: Seeking installation and parts advice Forum SolvedBuilding a Gaming PC seeking advice! Forum SolvedLooking to start gaming with my custom PC, which upgrade would be most beneficial? Forum 1st PC I build, looking for advice on parts Forum Looking to upgrade my GPU and CPU, seeking advice. 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 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 Solved$400 Budget, Can I upgrade my parts or should I build a new PC? Forum SolvedLooking for PC parts advice. Forum SolvedSeeking advice on building a Gaming PC Forum SolvedMid/high-range gaming PC, looking to upgrade parts Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade for 2014 titles like Titanfall and I'm wondering which parts of my PC I need to upgrade. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !