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Ram/Mobo/CPU Upgrade

Last response: in Systems
September 28, 2011 5:09:48 AM

I just bought a 560 ti and want to upgrade my mobo,cpu and ram>>

4gb ram
cheap 775 mobo

budget is $250-$300

I will be reusing these parts
Corsair tx650
500gb drive
haf 922
hyper 212+

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September 28, 2011 5:26:20 AM


Ctrl + V

Wait for AMD's new Bulldozer / Zambezi processors to be released (2-3 weeks)
This will drop not only amd's CPU Pricing but intel will follow suit.

You could save a heap of money or get something alot better for ur buck.
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a b à CPUs
September 28, 2011 7:54:14 AM

i3-2100 $125
ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $125
8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz $50

As I see it, these are probably your best 3 options. The processor will perform nicely in gaming and wont limit your 560Ti in any way. The motherboard is GEN3/PCI3.0 ready, and it will take a second card in SLI should you ever want to. It will also enable you to upgrade your processor to an i5/i7 or IVYBRIDGE in the future. 8GB 1600MHz RAM is the best bang-for-buck RAM currently and will go really nicely with i3-2100 and z68 motherboard.


Giving you a final build of:
ASRock Ex3 GEN3
GTX 560Ti
650w Corsair PSU
8GB 1600MHz RAM
HAF 922
212+ Cooler

^^ Looks a pretty damn good build to me with lots of future potential should you ever want to upgrade again.