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New CPU, Mobo, RAM Please

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June 13, 2011 7:40:37 PM

I need an upgrade but I only really have enough to upgrade my cpu, mobo, and RAM, thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: This week


Budget Range:$300-$350


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies


Parts Not Required:
Case:Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics: Galaxy GeForce 460 gtx 768mb
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Mouse, Keyboard, monitor, Cd-drive, hard drive, etc...


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: none


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1440x900


Additional Comments: none really, if it goes to like $375 I guess that would be okay, but really I would like it to be between $300 and $350

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June 13, 2011 8:25:12 PM

Thanks a lot, the RAM really looks like a good deal, I'm still open to suggestions though
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June 13, 2011 10:18:20 PM

Would be also nice to now what you are upgrading from, however couple of possibilities that i can see in general:

1) A Really good Z68 MB, i3 2100, 2x2GB 1600 MHz ram
Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 $190
i3 2100 $130
2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
total about 360$

Gives you pretty good performance now in gaming, with nicely featured MB.
Get an i5 or i7 later if you run out of juice on the CPU.

2) Something in the middle of these 2.
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 130$
i3 2100 $130
2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
total 300$

Gives you pretty good performance now in gaming
Get an i5 or i7 later if you run out of juice on the CPU.

3) Save a few bucks until you can get to decent Z68 board, i5 2500k, 2x2GB ram
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 130$
i5 2500k $224
2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
total 394$

Great stock performance, once you can afford to grab a decent after market cooler you can OC it for more.

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June 13, 2011 10:25:42 PM

Best answer selected by zoid8806.
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