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September 4, 2012 5:17:36 AM

Hello,
I am looking to upgrade my computer's CPU and Motherboard since my current ones will no longer keep up with wow. I want to point out that i am on a budget of $200 for my CPU, motherboard and power supply.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the items i have chosen will work together.

CPU- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would like to note that i do have 4 sticks of ram in my current motherboard so it was a bit tricky to find what fit my needs.

Thanks in advance.
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September 4, 2012 6:48:06 AM

So you are trying to make DDR2 work. Probably not a good idea as it will limit your ability to upgrade in the future. Buying a low-end system with no upgrade path is a bit like tossing away the money.

The PSU is a very bad idea, see the PSU guide linked in my signature.

CPU and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's about $230 but will outperform the old Phenom II in most games and will provide a solid upgrade path, complete with quality budget PSU.
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September 4, 2012 7:07:32 AM

Yeah, you are just throwing away your money. Save up and do a proper upgrade.
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September 4, 2012 7:18:10 AM

Proximon said:
So you are trying to make DDR2 work. Probably not a good idea as it will limit your ability to upgrade in the future. Buying a low-end system with no upgrade path is a bit like tossing away the money.

The PSU is a very bad idea, see the PSU guide linked in my signature.

CPU and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's about $230 but will outperform the old Phenom II in most games and will provide a solid upgrade path, complete with quality budget PSU.


First off thank you for the reply.
I run DDR3 ram on my current tower as does the motherboard i am looking at. the power supply in which you referred to will not work with my tower, the board that you posted only has two dim slots which is not what i am looking for. And i do not require anymore ram on my system. Any other suggestions?
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September 4, 2012 7:27:54 AM

You're getting screwed. Go to a computer store and get a deal. I got a new Gigabyte mobo and AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE in a bundle for like, 180 total, no joke. Just try to find a deal and work with the sales people. I can't believe people pay these prices online and then think they got a deal.
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September 4, 2012 7:28:52 AM

Borochadwicsays said:
You're getting screwed. Go to a computer store and get a deal. I got a new Gigabyte mobo and AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE in a bundle for like, 180 total, no joke. Just try to find a deal and work with the sales people. I can't believe people pay these prices online and then think they got a deal.


I know the bundle you are talking about but sadly i hit a wall with that since the motherboard doesn't offer more then two dim slots
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September 4, 2012 7:32:53 AM

Shinkaho said:
First off thank you for the reply.
I run DDR3 ram on my current tower as does the motherboard i am looking at. the power supply in which you referred to will not work with my tower, the board that you posted only has two dim slots which is not what i am looking for. And i do not require anymore ram on my system. Any other suggestions?

That sounded sarcastic. We're just trying to help, and keep you from wasting your money.

Sounds like you have your mind made up, though. You should stop window shopping and go get dirty at a computer shop. No one will give you a deal online that they aren't making a killing off of you, and you're paying shipping.

Please, just save your money. I bought a brand new i5-3570k and a new Intel mobo for 390 bucks, and it was barely an upgrade. Unless you have significant cash, save up for one nice part.
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September 4, 2012 7:34:51 AM

Shinkaho said:
I know the bundle you are talking about but sadly i hit a wall with that since the motherboard doesn't offer more then two dim slots


No, the GA-FXA990-UD3 used to be in my system, and its dual channel 4 DIMM slots. Its still a bundle at Microcenter, with the much better 965 BE, I believe. I had all 4 slots populated, sir or madam.
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September 4, 2012 7:39:16 AM

Borochadwicsays said:
No, the GA-FXA990-UD3 used to be in my system, and its dual channel 4 DIMM slots. Its still a bundle at Microcenter, with the much better 965 BE, I believe. I had all 4 slots populated, sir or madam.


Would you by chance have the link for that bundle
thank you
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