New Pc Build Using Old Parts As Base

Approximate Purchase Date: As long as the entire computer is assembled [piece by piece if need be] Before 11/11/11

Budget Range: $952 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Extreme Gaming AA,AF theworks,internet,small C++ Programming

Things i have on my current Rig that im hoping can be used in this build to save money:

Current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 210 1 GB DDR2 Link: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_210_us.html

Current Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 Link: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/GF615M-P33.html#/?div=Detail

Current CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Current RAM: 2gigs DDR3 x2 4096MB or 4Gigs

Current case: Cooler Master, However if the new parts any of you suggest Dont fit in the current Case I would be more than willing to ghetto This $hit CardBoardBox Style. ;)

Current PSU: 480w
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com, frys.com, tigerdirect.com

Other miscellaneous that i already have : Mouse,Keyboard,Moniters

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: As long as it is Great for gaming im fine, preferably for games requiring Direct x11

Overclocking: Most definitely ,But no i currently do not have a Cooling system for this.

SLI or Crossfire: I never have before but im all for it if recommended

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


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Please let me know any suggestions you might have on building a new Rig while utilizing any of the parts of my current one.

Please leave links to the parts you suggest getting.

Thank you for your time.
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  1. Suggestions anyone?
  2. Patience man! Its been 10mins!

    I'll have a look through it now.
  3. From what I can see the motherboard is a very limiting factor.

    It has no PCI 2.0 support. I would suggest upgrading to a new AM3 motherboard and picking up a new graphics card, something like 6870 or 6950 (if your budget can go that far).

    Your pretty much looking for a decent overall build, minus the CPU. This could leave potential to upgrade to AMD's new BullDozer if you wanted to in the future.
  4. thanks Adrian for looking into this ,do you have any links to these? ;)
  5. alright well i found the 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349 my guess is its much better than what i was leaning toward the radeon 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

    But im kind of confused as to which AM3 to get and i hate to say this but i cant find a AMD bulldozer anywhere....[and i thought my google skills where uptopar
  6. AMD Bulldozer isn't released yet. Its due out sometime in the next few weeks/months.

    And yes, 6870 is alot more powerful. Comparison here: http://www.hwcompare.com/6025/radeon-hd-5770-vs-radeon-hd-6870/
  7. lol well that explains that
  8. The cheap way

    Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168

    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150524

    and you keep motherboard, RAM and CPU. You overclock your CPU to 3,8 - 4,0 GHz and BAM. You can play everything!

    325$ with MIR
  9. You could at least spring for a 6970 on a $950 budget :)
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