$500 upgrade

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks to 1 month

Budget Range: $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD movies, web browsing .

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS, PSU (
CORSAIR CX600 V2 600W ) , HDD, speakers, monitor, case and optical drive.

Preferred Website for Parts: microcenter, newegg, amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Z77 motherboard.

Overclocking: yes, GPU

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm particularly concerned if a 600w psu will suffice. Thank you !

What i need : CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU

CPU - i5-3450 for $150 from microcenter
Mobo - BIOSTAR TZ77B $100
RAM - Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR3 1600 $30
GPU - ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50302-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $190
total = 470
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    Where is the latest you can buy?. Because if you stepped back to a Z68 and a 2500K you could save some cash along with getting a GTX 660 when it comes out. and add another 8GB of Vengeance. Because 8GB's is more future proof
  2. i have to get it by july... can i fit in a hd 7850 ? i am willing to go till $520. and is that psu ok ?
  3. sorry for the double post.. but if i get a 2500k it is gonna cost me $170 whereas the 3450 is only $150 and i can get z77 mobo for $100. just asking. would i be fine with a h61 / h67 ? or do i need z77?
  4. guys help me out please?
  5. Best answer selected by anirudh1.
  6. Sorry for taking so long to get a response. I was at a conference and ceremony. If you still clueless. Please send me a PM. I am available for live support!
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