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April 16, 2012 12:06:26 AM

Hi there, new to forums and am looking for advice on my pc specs. I have a bit of money to upgrade parts but not enough for a new PC since I already have a laptop for everyday use. The pc will be used ONLY for Diablo 3, starcraft 2 and maybe any related games. Guild wars 2? Anyways,
Core 2 duo e6600
Intel junk mobo (can't oc, ddr2, pci-e 1)
3gb ddr2 ram
Gtx 250 oc
350w cheap psu
160gb 7200rpm hd

I am wondering where to start. My friend is willing to sell me his old amd x4 955 and new mobo with it (MSI 870A fuzion) for very cheap but could that money be spent in a better place?
Was thinking of going with 6-8gb of ram.
A bigger 500-600 name brand psu
Where else should I be upgrading, will the gtx250 handle any of those games decently?
Using a 42" tv via vga until I can get new 24" monitor
Advice please and thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2012 12:08:29 AM

what is your total budget for upgrades?
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April 16, 2012 12:11:11 AM

I have about 400$ish to spend for now but will invest more later, didn't want to spend too much right now since I don't have a ton of money to spend on a PC for just 2 games.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2012 12:12:04 AM

what is your friend offering the x4 955 and which mobo for what price?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 16, 2012 12:19:13 AM
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April 16, 2012 12:31:32 AM

Would sell the 870A fuzion and X4 955 for 100$ together
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April 16, 2012 12:43:49 AM

Nice find on the PSU, thanks for the advice on everything else.
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April 26, 2012 7:07:06 PM

Best answer selected by Hansen340.
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