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Upgrading my old Gaming PC I Need Help

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March 7, 2012 3:16:33 AM

I want to upgrading my gaming that a friend of mine built for me back in 2007. He sadly passed away last year in a car accident. (RIP) I would like to upgrade my pc with a New motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, ram, and video card. On the link below is what i have in mind. Could any one tell me if these peaces would go well together and if its good price/worth it? my budget is $550

My current Spec:
4gigs of ram
Geforce 9600Gt video card
Amd Phenom 9550 quad core 2.2 processor
Msi am2+ motherboard

What I want to get:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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a c 246 4 Gaming
March 7, 2012 3:34:29 AM

Don't get a Phenom II - even the 960T and 970T are bested by the Pentium G620. I'm not a true Intel or AMD fanboy but Sandy Bridge is the way to go right now.

And if you're contemplating a 6950 - wait a couple weeks and get a 7870 - it's matching and in some cases beating the GTX 580, check it out: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

Go with this setup - it will far outperform any AMD CPU right now:

- Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i3-2120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Sapphire Radeon HD 7870: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1...

I don't know what the exact price on the 7870 will be but I'm guessing in the ~$270 range. Based on that estimate:

Total: $562.80
March 9, 2012 3:44:39 AM

I looked up the 7880 and its actually going to be about 350$ so that way over my budget. Any other suggetions
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a c 246 4 Gaming
March 9, 2012 7:53:10 PM

alquemist said:
I looked up the 7880 and its actually going to be about 350$ so that way over my budget. Any other suggetions


You mean the 7870?

Yeah the newer GPUs will come at a premium, maybe try this if you want to stay within your budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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