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$2-300 Upgrade to Budget Gaming Build

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September 29, 2011 3:42:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 200-300 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

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I'm moving from Japan to the US next week, taking my current computer with me. For weight/space reasons I'll be ditching my case/PSU in Japan and buying new ones when I get home. I figure that since I'll be ordering from newegg anyway that I might as well do a bit of upgrading at the same time.

My current system is:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It was originally a budget gaming rig I built 2 or so years ago after browsing through this forum. I don't have any particular complaints about its performance, but obviously things could be better.

I'd appreciate any advice re: a decent budget case/PSU and what be the most effective place to throw a couple hundred dollars at. Thanks!

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September 30, 2011 8:27:08 AM

^1+ for the ram.

gpu
GIGABYTE GV-R685OC-1GD - 160 (without rebate)
the 560 ti goes over your budget and it will be wasted at that resolution .
ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - 25
psu
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W
case
AZZA Orion 202 -50
ive got this case and its awesome
extra
your choice between a ssd or cpu cooler


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October 6, 2011 7:31:38 AM

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