I am building a new system. I bought my buddys old gaming rig which i plan on reusing the psu, hd, case, and cd drive. I need to upgrade the mobo, cpu, mem, video card. I have the cpu and the video card pretty much set on what i want leaving me with $150ish for a motherboard and ram.
case: (reuse) not sure, it looks cool, a lot of airflow, ATX form factor CPU: $200 Intel i5 2500k HDD: (reuse) 500gb 7,200 rpm MoBo: ????? ????????? PSU: (reuse) 750w not sure of brand (sli/crossfire ready) Memory: ???? ????? im thinking about 8gb 1600 speed Gfx : $260 gtx 560ti 448 core os: $100 windows 7 upgrade or oem
about $560 of my $720 budget
Approximate Purchase Date: a few weeks
Budget Range: $720 before budget
System Usage: WoW, SC2, Diablo3
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Power Supply 750w, case, cddrive harddrive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter,newegg
Parts Preferences: none
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the road as an upgrade
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
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What kind of PSU? You don't want to skimp on the PSU, I would be especially wary if it was used AND a not so good brand.
Yes. Look at the PSU and find the brand name and tell us what brand it is. If it's not reliable, I'd suggest you get a better one from: XFX Corsair Seasonic Antec
i'll update when i get home. but the psu was replaced not long before he stopped using it and knowing him its a middle of the road psu (not the best but not the budget cheapo) the psu has maybe a month of use on it