Upgrading Gaming PC - $1000 Budget Tags: New Build Gaming Components Systems Last response: December 3, 2011 5:21 AM in Systems Share SmilingTable December 3, 2011 3:05:32 AM Hello, This Christmas I will be purchasing some components to upgrade my gaming pc. The components I want to upgrade are my: CPU Motherboard RAM Video Card PSU I currently have (in same order): CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-DS3P RAM - 4GB (not sure what ddr) Video Card - ATI HD 4870 PSU - EzCool (no name brand) 550w My budget is $1000, I will not be overclocking (never done it and don't plan on it atm). I'm from Australia so I will be ordering from www.pccasegear.com.au This is what I was originally going to get (totalled at $625 not incl. postage). It doesn't include the psu because my current psu can run the gtx 560. Because it is $400 under my budget, I want to know what I should get. Thanks More about : upgrading gaming 1000 budget cutebeans a b 4 Gaming December 3, 2011 3:17:29 AM Hello my friend. Since you are not overclocking anything. I suggest you get a H61 motherboard. Gigabyte H61 motherboard. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... Get a GTX 560ti not a 560. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... I would suggest gettting this 560ti http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42051070-MSI_GeForce_GTX_56... m 0 l SmilingTable December 3, 2011 5:04:09 AM After talking to a friend, this is what I've come up with. Does it seem alright? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cutebeans a b 4 Gaming December 3, 2011 5:07:25 AM Pretty good for OC and SLI. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrading 2010 Gaming PC, budget $1000 Forum Upgrade time: £1000 budget ~ Gaming PC ~ i7 3770K & 770 Looking to SLI or other? Forum SolvedBuilding/upgrading Gaming Computer but I only have a $1000 budget Forum SolvedJuly 2014 Budget Gaming PC for $1,000 Forum SolvedNeed Help upgrading my gaming computer [budget $800-1000] Forum SolvedLooking to build a Gaming PC £1000 budget Forum SolvedUpgrading PC, Want Advice -- Flexible $1000 budget Forum SolvedMicro-Atx Gaming pc build (budget USD$1000-1200) Forum Solved1000$ Gaming PC build maybe upgrading? Help! Forum SolvedNeed Help With Parts, $1000 Budget for Gaming PC, From Canada Forum SolvedLooking for a budget gaming pc build ($1000 - $1200) Forum SolvedLooking to build a gaming pc 1000 - 1100 Budget Forum SolvedBuilding a Gaming PC budget of $1000 Forum SolvedProgramming/Casual Gaming PC for 1,000 $/€ budget Forum SolvedDoes this build work for somewhat high end pc gaming? (no overclocking 1000$ budget) Forum SolvedGaming pc/live streaming pc Budget: $1000-$1200. Forum SolvedLooking to build a gaming PC Budget 1000-1200$ Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC! Budget: $1000- $1200 Forum SolvedNeed help with a gaming PC with about $1000 budget Forum SolvedHelp building a budget gaming pc $1000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !