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Upgrading AMD system to Intel. Your opinion and advice, please.

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October 16, 2012 5:52:18 AM

Hello,

I want to do some gaming on this components, help me please.

CPU: AMD 64 Athlon x2 4400 2.3MHz
Motherboard: ASUS 365 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/GSURF365/
RAM: 2Gb`s DDR2 800MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
PSU: Delux Model: DLP 338A ATX-550W P4
HDD: 250Gb's

I also want to keep my Case, PSU, GPU and HDD and change the Motherboard, CPU and RAM to:

CPU Core i3-540 3.06GHz LGA1156 4MB BOX - 98$

MB Gigabyte B75M-D3V LGA1155 DDR3 1600MHz SATA3 USB3.0 Ultra Durable4 DVI/VGA - 77$

DIMM 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston bulk - 21$

My budged is limited to 195$.

Thanks for reading,
Best Regards.
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October 16, 2012 6:04:00 AM

1s3ct0wN said:
Hello,

I want to do some gaming on this components, help me please.

CPU: AMD 64 Athlon x2 4400 2.3MHz
Motherboard: ASUS 365 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/GSURF365/
RAM: 2Gb`s DDR2 800MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
PSU: Delux Model: DLP 338A ATX-550W P4
HDD: 250Gb's

I also want to keep my Case, PSU, GPU and HDD and change the Motherboard, CPU and RAM to:

CPU Core i3-540 3.06GHz LGA1156 4MB BOX - 98$

MB Gigabyte B75M-D3V LGA1155 DDR3 1600MHz SATA3 USB3.0 Ultra Durable4 DVI/VGA - 77$

DIMM 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston bulk - 21$

My budged is limited to 195$.

Thanks for reading,
Best Regards.


Those components are not compatible.

The i3-540 is a first generation Core i processor which runs on an LGA1156 platform using an Intel 5 series chipset. The 6 and 7 series chipsets (including the B75 which you selected) are the LGA1155 platform which is designed for Sandybridge and Ivybridge processors.

I don't know what that power supply is but it is probably dangerous and will likely start a fire.

Sadly with a budget of only $195 you will not be able to upgrade anything well at all. You will need to save up more
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October 16, 2012 6:14:45 AM

1s3ct0wN said:
Hello,

I want to do some gaming on this components, help me please.

CPU: AMD 64 Athlon x2 4400 2.3MHz
Motherboard: ASUS 365 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/GSURF365/
RAM: 2Gb`s DDR2 800MHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
PSU: Delux Model: DLP 338A ATX-550W P4
HDD: 250Gb's

I also want to keep my Case, PSU, GPU and HDD and change the Motherboard, CPU and RAM to:

CPU Core i3-540 3.06GHz LGA1156 4MB BOX - 98$

MB Gigabyte B75M-D3V LGA1155 DDR3 1600MHz SATA3 USB3.0 Ultra Durable4 DVI/VGA - 77$

DIMM 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston bulk - 21$

My budged is limited to 195$.

Thanks for reading,
Best Regards.


My advice.. Save more money.. You're buying an older generation processor, and motherboard that is not compatible as it is a newer generation. DON'T keep the PSU, its trash, the video card is likewise several generations old. For best results you're going to want to save more money all around, but really it depends on what you want to do with the computer.
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October 16, 2012 6:20:22 AM

Oh my god, thank you for letting me know that those components are not compatible, also i forgot to mention I'm from Eastern Europe Macedonia, I want to play some games on low my monitor res is 1024x1024, about the PSU my old processor use more then the i3 but ok maybe the new MB is using more then the old one, what do you guys think just to upgrade the GPU on those old components?

Thanks to everyone,
Best Regards.
August 26, 2013 9:07:36 AM

For $125 you could get an hd 7770, which is a really great card for the price. And I recommend this to a lot of people doing budget builds/upgrades, but consider perhaps a phenom ii x4 945/965, can be gotten for around $60 on newegg, $100 for the faster 965, and cheap am3 mobos are a dime a dozen.
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August 26, 2013 9:24:37 AM

Something to shoot for around the $500 mark:

CPU: AMD FX 6300 ($100-110 typically here)
MB: Asus M5A97 R2.0/ASRock 970 Extreme3/Gigabyte 970A-UD3/MSI 970A-G46 ($75-90)
RAM: 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3-1600 ($35-40)
PSU: 500W Bronze rated PSU (Corsair or OCZ or something similar) ($40ish)
GPU: Radeon HD 7850 ($150ish)
HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM (Seagate/WD/Toshiba, etc.) ($60)
Case: Could reuse yours potentially...(free?)

That would be a decent overhaul for you and accomplish what you want.
August 26, 2013 9:40:01 AM

You my friend have summed up my next build. Might end up splurging on a 2500k+660ti though, they are dirt cheap at frys!
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August 26, 2013 11:29:05 AM

TrevinK said:
You my friend have summed up my next build. Might end up splurging on a 2500k+660ti though, they are dirt cheap at frys!

Unfortunately Frys don't have a store in Macedonia.
August 26, 2013 11:45:19 AM

Yup, although you might notice I was mentioning that in response to 8350rocks and not saying that's what you should get ;) 
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